What Does P0015 Code Mean?

OBD-II Code P0015 is defined as a "B" Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Retarded

Newer vehicles use a variable timing system to adjust the timing of the intake and exhaust valves in an effort to increase fuel efficiency and performance. The engine control module (PCM) uses a Camshaft Position Actuator to adjust the camshaft accordingly. If the Camshaft does not respond as the PCM requests, the PCM will set code P0015.

P0015 Symptoms

  • Decreased engine performance
  • Increased fuel consumption

Common Problems That Trigger the P0015 Code

  • Camshaft variable timing solenoid failure
  • Engine oil level is too low
  • The engine is not timing correctly
  • The engine oil does not meet the manufacturer's requirements
  • Variable valve timing actuator failure
  • Worn timing chain

Common Repairs Needed for the P0015 Code

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