Volkswagen Polo Fault Codes
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Common Polo Fault Codes
These are the most common Polo fault codes that people are searching for.
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor ALearn More Fixes
Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 3 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
MAP / MAF - Throttle Position CorrelationLearn More Fixes
System Too Rich (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge flowLearn More Fixes
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More Fixes
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit LowLearn More
System Too Lean (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Ambient Air Temperature Sensor CircuitLearn More
Cooling Fan 1 Control Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low InputLearn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Control Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More Fixes
Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow DetectedLearn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More
Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)Learn More Fixes
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for OdometerLearn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive DetectedLearn More
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch B Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More
System Too Lean at Idle DTCLearn More Fixes
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit No SignalLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
MAP - Barometric Pressure CorrelationLearn More Fixes
Pressure Control Solenoid B Performance or Stuck offLearn More Fixes
Shift Solenoid E Performance or Stuck OffLearn More
Incorrect Gear RatioLearn More
Transmission Fluid Pressure LowLearn More
Fuel Restriction ConditionLearn More
Barometric/manifold pressure signal ratio out of rangeLearn More
Contr. Module LockedLearn More
Fuel Pump Primary Circuit FailureLearn More
CKP/CMP Sensor Signals Out Of SequenceLearn More
Transmission Transfer Case Contact Plate 'C' Short Circuit To GroundLearn More
Bank 1, Long TermFuel Trim, Range 1 Rich Limit ExceededLearn More
MIL Request Signal ActiveLearn More
Load Calculation Cross Check Range/PerformanceLearn More
Throttle Actuator Electrical MalfunctionLearn More
Calibration Resistor Out Of RangeLearn More
Fuel Delivery System Malfunction - LowLearn More
Long Term Fuel Trim B1 System Too LeanLearn More
Fuel Pulse In Range But Higher Than ExpectedLearn More
Fuel Level Too LowLearn More
Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 2Learn More
Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 3Learn More
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Idle Control System RPM higher Than ExpectedLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Glow Plug CircuitLearn More Fixes
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient DetectedLearn More Fixes
Turbo / Super Charger UnderboostLearn 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
Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too LowLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 2 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Random/Multiple Cylinder 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
Charge Pressure Negative DeviationLearn More
Pre-Catalyst Fuel Trim Too Rich Bank 2Learn More
Controller area network (CAN) data bus- communication malfunctionLearn More
Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Retarded (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Exhaust Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor BLearn More Fixes
Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Voltage InputLearn More Fixes
Intake Air Temperature Circuit High InputLearn More Fixes
- Manufacturer: Volkswagen
About the Polo
The iconic Polo first made its debut all the way back in 1975. Since then, there have been a total of six generations, more commonly known as Marks. The latest of these hit the markets in 2017.
The model has come in a variety of trim packages, but the most notable of these is the hot hatch version, called the Polo GTI or GT.
The model sits below the legendary Golf in terms of the VW lineup. Competition from outside the VW family comes from the Renault Clio, Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, and the equally-iconic Ford Fiesta.
The Polo has been known to suffer some shaft issues. The most common of these is fault code P0016. This code indicates that there is a correlation issue between the signals from the crankshaft position sensor and the intake camshaft position sensor.
Another common issue is P0341, which indicates that there is a camshaft position sensor problem.
If both of these codes are logged together, it is likely that they are both being caused by a faulty camshaft position sensor. This can include electrical faults in the camshaft position sensor circuit. Replacing the sensor is a good idea.
Other potential causes can include timing problems like a stretched timing chain. It is also possible that there may be problems with the engine oil system causing these problems, particularly P0016.
Fault code P0303 is another common issue for the Polo. This code indicates that there is a misfire coming from the third cylinder in the engine.
By far, a faulty spark plug in the cylinder in question is the problem. Changing, or atleast checking these, is always the best first step in addressing the issue. This also applies to the ignition coils for the third cylinder.