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  • OBD II P208A

    OBD-II Code Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure is defined as a Reductant Pump Control Circuit/Open

    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 Reductant Pump transfers the DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) from the tank to the DEF Injector. If the Reductant Pump fails to perform as requested by the engine computer (PCM), code P208A will be stored.

    Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure Symptoms

    • DPF regeneration may not occur

    Common Problems That Trigger the P208A Code

    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • Reductant pump failure
    • Wiring issue
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