P0012 – KIA

Code : P0012
Make : KIA
Description : P0012 KIA ‘A’ Camshaft Position- Timing Over-Retarded Or System Performance- Bank 1
Possible causes :
– Low or Dirty Engine Oil
– Faulty Valve Timing Control (VTC)
– Valve Timing Control (VTC) harness is open or shorted circuit.
– Valve Timing Control (VTC) circuit poor electrical connector
– Incorrect timing
– Engine mechanical problems
– Damaged Engine Control
Solutions :
– Carry out a Reset via CarDiag
– Choose a better quality fuel
– Check that the tank cap is securely closed
– Check the oil level and add more if it is lower than MAX
– Restart an Automatic diagnostic via CarDiag
– If the fault persists, you can check the “Possible causes” listed above : visually inspect (by yourself (tutorials to come) or by a professional) the wiring harness and the associated connectors, check for damaged components, and look for broken, bent, pushed, or corroded connector pins.

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