Volkswagen Golf Fault Codes
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Common Golf Fault Codes
These are the most common Golf fault codes that people are searching for.
Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge flowLearn More Fixes
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit LowLearn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit HighLearn More
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More Fixes
Mass or Volume Air flow Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More Fixes
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More
System Too Lean (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Turbocharger Boost Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance.Learn More
Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow DetectedLearn More Fixes
Ambient Air Temperature Sensor CircuitLearn More
Cylinder 1 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Idle Control System RPM higher Than ExpectedLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Knock Sensor 1 Circuit low Input (Bank 2 or Single Sensor)Learn More
O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More
System Gross Leak Evaporative EmissionLearn More Fixes
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High InputLearn More
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low InputLearn More
Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Voltage InputLearn More Fixes
Engine Coolant Flow Low/PerformanceLearn More
Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Range/PerformanceLearn More
Turbo / Super Charger UnderboostLearn More Fixes
Shift Solenoid E Performance or Stuck OffLearn More
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for OdometerLearn More
Lost Communication With Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Control ModuleLearn More Fixes
Glow Plug/Heater Circuit A Malfunction More details...Learn More Fixes
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch B Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More
O2 Sensor Signal Stuck Lean Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow Bank 1Learn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient DetectedLearn More Fixes
Pressure Control Solenoid B Performance or Stuck offLearn More Fixes
Incorrect Gear RatioLearn More
Transmission Fluid Pressure LowLearn More
Pre-Catalyst Fuel Trim Too Rich Bank 2Learn More
Power Supply Terminal No. 30 Low VoltageLearn More
Injector High Sides Shorted TogetherLearn More
Long Term Fuel Trim B1 System Too LeanLearn More
Calibration Resistor Out Of RangeLearn More
Fuel Level Too LowLearn More
Controller area network (CAN) data bus- communication malfunctionLearn More
Charge Pressure Upper Limit ExceededLearn More
Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit Intermittent Low Voltage/IAT - B Circuit Low InputLearn More
CKP/CMP Sensor Signals Out Of SequenceLearn More
Injector High Side Short To GND Or VBATT - Bank 2Learn More
Engine Intervention ReadableLearn More
MIL Request Signal ActiveLearn More
Engine Oil Temperature Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Fuel Delivery System Malfunction - LowLearn More
High Fan Control Primary Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low InputLearn More
System Too Lean at Idle DTCLearn More Fixes
Throttle Actuator Electrical MalfunctionLearn More
Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 2Learn More
Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 3Learn More
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor ALearn More Fixes
MAP / MAF - Throttle Position CorrelationLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Glow Plug CircuitLearn More Fixes
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Signal Stuck RichLearn More Fixes
Engine Overboost ConditionLearn More Fixes
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit No SignalLearn More Fixes
Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too LowLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 2 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Lost Communication With Gear Shift ModuleLearn More Fixes
High Speed CAN Communication BusLearn More Fixes
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
Variable Intake Air System Control Solenoid Valve CircuitLearn More
Contr. Module LockedLearn More
Charge Pressure Negative DeviationLearn More
- Manufacturer: Volkswagen
About the Golf
There are not many cars more famous than the VW Golf.
Created by the German car manufacturer Volkswagen, the Golf has lasted nearly five decades, with the first generations selling from 1974.
There have been a number of variations in addition to the standard three-door hatchback; such as a 5 door hatchback, an estate, convertible and saloon.
Winning a plethora of awards, the Golf has been voted European car of the year twice. Other car manufacturers learned quickly form the car’s success and began to bring out their own versions to compete; some of these cars were the SEAT Leon, Ford Focus, Peugeot 308 and the Toyota Corolla.
Originally, VW brought out the Golf as a direct replacement to the Beetle, and although a completely different shape, both cars were compact family cars capable of good performance.
Also, like the Beetle, the Golf has stayed true to its original shape, where modifications have been made throughout its life, the original car is still fully recognizable even in its current format.
Currently, in its eighth generation (first shown in 2019), the Golf is now built upon the updated MQB platform and can be purchased in several different powertrains with many performance special editions available too.
Fault codes that commonly show on the vehicle are:
- P0441 – A detection of a problem inside the EVAP, fuel vapors are not being regulated properly
- P0407 – A generic code for a voltage issue inside the EGR system, the signal is low.
- P0408 – Signaling a problem with the exhaust gas recirculation system. This will cause the check engine light to shine.
- P0420 – Low catalyst system efficiency, essentially, the oxygen levels are under the desired range.
- P0106 – Usually, this means that there is a problem with the MAP circuit.