U0221 Volkswagen Corrado Diagnostic Trouble Code

U0221 Volkswagen Corrado code definition:
U0221 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic U-Network Diagnostic Trouble Code for Volkswagen Corrado.

U0221 Volkswagen Corrado is described as Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction. This code is strictly about the incoming signal from the FRP (fuel rail pressure) sensor falling below the calibrated limit for a certain period of time. As you drive and when specific conditions are slowly met, the vapors will gradually purge from the charcoal canister and will get burned within your engine.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a U0221 Volkswagen Corrado diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Diminished fuel efficiency
  • Fuel pressure too high
  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminated
  • If the DPF is not cleared the ECU will revert to the "Limp Home Mode" until the situation is corrected
Place of U0221 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • Fuel with a large percentage of sulfur will clog the DPF quickly
  • The Mass Airflow sensor will also cause this problem. Mass Airflow circuit malfunction.
  • Faulty IMRC actuator/sensor

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. Control Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance Problem
  2. Air Conditioning (A/C) Clutch Feedback Circuit High Voltage Problem
  3. Cruise Vehicle Speed/Set Speed Difference Too High Problem
  4. Kick-Down Switch Failed Short Problem
  5. Park/Neutral Postion (PNP) Switch Circuit Engine Torque Signal Circuit Problem

Repair Processes :

Find out what kind of system you have and verify that voltage to the fuel level sensor is present at the fuel pump wiring harness. If the engine displays a miss and there wasn't a code, determine which cylinder is misfiring. If the exhaust manifold is visible, spay or pour a small amount of water on each cylinder exhaust port. Water will evaporate immediately on good cylinders and slowly on the missing cylinder. If this can't be accomplished pull the plugs and check the condition. Pack the connector cavity with dielectric silicone compound (same stuff they use for light bulb sockets and spark plug wires) and reassemble.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code U0221 Volkswagen Corrado 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 U0221 Volkswagen Corrado.

Fortunately, U0221 Volkswagen Corrado is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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