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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P20EC 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 P20EC code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P20EC

    OBD-II Code Diagonostic Trouble Code is defined as a SCR nox Catalyst - Over Temperature

    Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is used to assist in converting leftover exhaust particles to harmless gases. In order to burn off those particles, the temperature of the exhaust system needs to increase. the injection of DEF Fluid into the exhaust stream brings Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) up to temperature. The system is then able to convert harmful NOx to Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, and water. The Reductant Catalyst (SRC) was added to further reduce any NOx was still in the exhaust stream. The engine computer (PCM) monitors the SRC's use of DEF and its ability to convert NOx to Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, and Water. If the Reductant Catalyst fails to perform its job efficiently, code P20EC is set.

    Diagonostic Trouble Code Symptoms

    • DPF regeneration may not occur

    Common Problems That Trigger the P20EC Code

    • DEF contamination
    • DEF injector failure
    • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) failure
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