Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P042C diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P042C code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P042C

    OBD-II Code Catalytic converter temperature sensor failure is defined as a Catalyst Temperature Sensor Circuit Low

    The Catalytic Converter uses multiple temperature sensors to ensure that the Catalytic Converter is working properly and does not overheat. When the engine control module (PCM) determines there is an incorrect signal from the Catalytic Converter Temperature Sensor, the PCM will set code P042C.

    Common Problems That Trigger the P042C Code

    • Catalytic converter temperature sensor failure
    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • Wiring issue
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