Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P253A 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 P253A code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P253A

    OBD-II Code Wiring issue is defined as a PTO Sense Circuit/Open

    The PTO allows Auxiliary equipment such as a dump bed or plow to be hydraulically operated using the vehicle's transmission. If the PTO sensor fails to send a plausible signal, code P253A will be stored. PTO operated features will not work.

    Wiring issue Symptoms

    • PTO system disabled

    Common Problems That Trigger the P253A Code

    • PTO sensor failure
    • Wiring issue
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