U3458 Volkswagen Citi Diagnostic Trouble Code

U3458 Volkswagen Citi code definition:
U3458 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic U-Network Diagnostic Trouble Code for Volkswagen Citi.

U3458 Volkswagen Citi shows up when there's an electrical problem that causes the fuel volume regulator to malfunction and open. It's quite an unusual problem and likely intermittent. This is because the barometric pressure sensor is part of the MAF sensor. Sometimes, the MAF's sensing wire can accumulate and get covered with dirt, dust and/or oil residue, which can also lead to the error code.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a U3458 Volkswagen Citi diagnostic trouble code may include:
  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminated
  • Carbon Buildup on O2 Sensor
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Rich or lean exhaust
Place of U3458 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • The Mass Airflow sensor will also cause this problem. Mass Airflow circuit malfunction.
  • Fuel with a large percentage of sulfur will clog the DPF quickly
  • Low fuel pressure caused by a clogged filter, failing fuel pump, failed fuel pressure regulator or clogged or leaking injectors.

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Performance Problem
  2. TP Sensor Learn Not Complete Problem
  3. Low Coolant Circuit Problem
  4. Cruise Control System - Vehicle Accel Too High Problem
  5. Kick-Down Switch Failed Short 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 scan tool has that capability, and the scan tool can operate the IMRC valves, then the problem is either resolved and a simple code clearing is all that's left or a new PCM would be called for.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code U3458 Volkswagen Citi 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 U3458 Volkswagen Citi.

Fortunately, U3458 Volkswagen Citi is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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