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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P2189 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 P2189 code.

What Does P2189 Code Mean?

    OBD-II Code P2189 is defined as a System Too Lean at Idle

    The engine control module (PCM) uses multiple sensors to determine the required amount of fuel needed to keep the engine running efficiently at idle. If the PCM cannot achieve the desired balance between fuel and air, it will set code P2189.

    P2189 Symptoms

    • Decreased engine performance
    • Increased fuel consumption

    Common Problems That Trigger the P2189 Code

    • Damaged or contaminated spark plug
    • Engine sensor failure
    • Exhaust leak
    • Fuel injector failure
    • Fuel pump failure
    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software needs to be updated
    • The fuel does not meet the manufacturer's requirements
    • Vacuum leak

    Common Repairs Needed for the P2189 Code

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