Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P257E 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 P257E code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P257E

    OBD-II Code Vehicle will not go over 5 mph is defined as a Engine Hood Switch Circuit Low

    The hood switch tells the engine computer if the hood of the vehicle is open or closed. If the switch sends back an implausible signal, P257E is stored.

    Vehicle will not go over 5 mph Symptoms

    • Vehicle will not go over 5 mph

    Common Problems That Trigger the P257E Code

    • Hood switch failure
    • Wiring issue
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