P0015 Diagnostic Trouble Code


P0015 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic P-Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code.

It is considered generic because it applies to all makes and models of vehicles, although specific repair steps may be different depending on your car model.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a P0015 diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Faulty PCM
  • The light may stay on or light intermittently as the DPF regenerates. The engine will be sluggish on acceleration.
  • Poor acceleration
  • Engine surge
Place of P0015 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Rusty exhaust systems, cracked exhaust manifolds or damaged or missing gaskets or donuts will cause air leaks.
  • An air leak forward of the DPF will change the sensor readings resulting in the code
  • A large air leak at or near the number one oxygen sensor would also cause a lean mixture.

Repair Processes :

You might continue by connecting the scanner to the vehicle diagnostic connector and retrieving all stored codes and freeze frame data. Look for damage to the tank indicating impact that may have damaged the fuel pump or sender.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code P0015 is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.

Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before P0015.

Fortunately, P0015 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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