OBDII Kia Code Definitions.

Be sure to double check the codes. Anything P1000 to P1999 or P3000 to P3400 will be Manufacturer specific and may not match the ones listed here. Check specific manufacturer pages on the site, as some of them, we list the OBD2 codes on those pages for those specific vehicles.

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Kia Codes
Trouble CodeFault LocationProbable Cause
P0404Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/PerformanceWiring, EGR valve, PCM
P0406Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor “A” Circuit HighEGR valve, position sensor
P1000 – P1099 (Fuel and air metering and auxiliary emission control)
P1000System diagnosis incompleteDrive cycle incomplete, ECM
P1100 – P1199 (Fuel and air metering)
P1100Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor- for   EGR system – circuit malfunctionWiring, MAP sensor
P1102Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor – for   EGR system – mode 3Wiring, MAP sensor, EGR valve, hoses leaking/blocked, ECM
P1103Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor- for   EGR system – mode 2Wiring, MAP sensor, EGR valve, hoses leaking/blocked, ECM
P1106Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor – signal highWiring, poor connection, MAP sensor, ECM
P1107Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor – signal lowWiring, poor connection, MAP sensor, ECM
P1110Electronic throttle system (ETS) – malfunctionWiring, throttle valve tight/sticking, ETS
P1111Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor- circuit low input intermittentWiring, poor connection, IAT sensor, ECM
P1112Intake air temperature (IAT) sensor- circuit high input intermittentWiring, poor connection, IAT sensor, ECM
P1114Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor – signal malfunctionWiring, ECT sensor, TCM, ECM
P1115Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor – signal malfunctior:Wiring, ECT sensor, TCM, ECM
P1117HO2S Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2
P1118Electronic throttle system (ETS), throttle motor – malfunctionWiring, throttle motor
P1121AT- TP sensor signalWiring, TP sensor, TCM
P1134Heated oxygen sensor (H02S)- front, bank 1 – signal malfunctionH02S, ECM
P1151Accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor – circuit malfunctionWiring, APP sensor, ECM
P1152Accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor – low inputWiring short to ground, APP sensor, ECM
P1153Accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor – high inputWiring short to positive, APP sensor, ECM
P1154Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) -front, bank 2 – signal malfunctionH02S, ECM
P1155Limp-home solenoid – malfunctionWiring, limp-home solenoid, ECM
P1159Intake manifold air control actuator – circuit malfunctionWiring, intake manifold air control actuator, ECM
P1166Heated oxygen sensor (H02S)- front, bank 1 – control limitFuel/intake/ignition system, wiring, H025, ECM .
P1167Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) – front, bank 2 – control limitFuel/intake/ignition system, wiring, H02S, ECM
P1168Heated oxygen sensor (H02S), heater- rear, bank 1 – circuit malfunctionWiring, H025, ECM
P1169Heated oxygen sensor (H02S), heater- rear, bank 2 – t:ircuit malfunctionWiring, H02S, ECM
P1170Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) – front- no signal changeFuel/intake/ignition system, wiring, H02S, ECM
P1171Electronic throttle system (ETS), WOT – malfunctionWiring, throttle valve tight/sticking, throttle motor, ETS control module
P1172Electronic throttle system (ETS), throttle motor – circuit malfunctionWiring, throttle motor
P1173Electronic throttle system (ETS) -throttle valve command/actual throttle valve position, correlationWiring, throttle valve tight/sticking, ETS
P1174Electronic throttle system (ETS), closed throttle – range/performance problemWiring, throttle valve tight/sticking
P1175Electronic throttle system (ETS), closed throttle – range/performance problemWiring, throttle valve tight/sticking
P1176Electronic throttle system (ETS), throttle motor – circuit 1 malfunctionWiring, throttle motor
P1177Electronic throttle system (ETS), throttle motor – circuit 2 malfunctionWiring, throttle motor
P1178Electronic throttle system (ETS) – supply voltageWiring, ETS relay, engine control relay, alternator, battery
P1183Fuel Pressure Regulator Open
P1186Fuel Pressure Too Low
P1187Fuel Pressure Monitoring - Regulator Valve Stick
P1188Fuel Pressure Monitoring - Leakage
P1189Fuel Pressure Monitoring - Governor Deviation at Engine speed Too high
P1190Intake Throttle Actuator Malfunction
P1191Electronic Throttle System Limp Home Valve On
P1192Limp-home solenoid – signal malfunctionWiring, limp-home solenoid, ECM
P1193Limp-home solenoid – rpm lower than expectedWiring, mechanical fault, limp-home solenoid, throttle motor, throttle valve   tight/sticking, ECM
P1194Limp-home solenoid – signal malfunctionWiring, TP sensor, limp-home solenoid, ECM
P1195Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor - for EGR system - circuit malfunctionWiring, MAP sensor, ECM
P1196Limp-home solenoid – malfunctionWiring, limp-home solenoid, ECM
P1200 – P1299 (Fuel and air metering – injector circuit)
P1250Fuel pressure regulator control solenoid – circuit malfunctionWiring, fuel pressure control solenoid, ECM
P1252Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve No. 2 Circuit Malfunction
P1295Electronic throttle system (ETS) – circuit malfunctionWiring, throttle position (TP) sensor, mass air flow (MAF) sensor, manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor, ECM
P1300 – P1399 (Ignition system or misfire)
P1307G-force sensor – signal malfunctionWiring, G-force sensor, ECM
P1308G-force sensor – signal lowWiring open/short to ground, G-force sensor, ECM
P1309G-force sensor – signal highWiring open/short to positive, G-force sensor, ECM
P1330Ignition adjustment connector – short to groundWiring short to ground, ECM
P1345No Camshaft Position Sensor Signal
P1372Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor – signal malfunctionWiring, CKP sensor, mechanical fault, ECM
P1386Knock sensor (KS)Wiring, KS, ECM
P1400 – P1499 (Emission control)
P1401EVAP system malfunction
P1402Evaporative emission (EVAP) leak detection module pump - circuit malfunction - Spectra 2002Wiring, EVAP leak detection pump
P1403Evaporative emission (EVAP) leak detection module solenoid – circuit malfunctionWiring, EVAP leak detection module solenoid
P1404Evaporative emission (EVAP) leak detection module heater – circuit malfunctionWiring, EVAP leak detection heater
P1446Evaporative emission (EVAP) leak detection module solenoid – circuit malfunctionWiring, EVAP leak detection module solenoid
P1447Evaporative emission (EVAP) leak detection module pump – circuit malfunctionWiring, EVAP leak detection pump
P1448Evaporative emission (EVAP) leak detection module heater – circuit malfunctionWiring, EVAP leak detection heater
P1449Evaporative emission {EVAP) canister purge valve – circuit malfunctionWiring, EVAP valve, ECM
P1450Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge system – vacuum leak detectedHose leak, wiring, EVAP valve, ECM
P1455Fuel tank level sensor- circuit malfunctionWiring, instrument cluster, fuel tank level sensor, ECM
P1457Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve (low)Wiring, EVAP valve, ECM
P1458AJC compressor control – signal malfunctionWiring, AJC switch, ECM
P1485Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) solenoid   (vacuum) – circuit malfunctionWiring, EGR solenoid, ECM
P1486Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) solenoid   (vent) – circuit malfunctionWiring, EGR solenoid, ECM
P1487Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor solenoid – EGR system – circuit malfunctionWiring, MAP sensor, ECM
P1496Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve – circuit 1 malfunctionWiring, EGR valve, ECM
P1497Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve – circuit 2 malfunctionWiring, EGR valve, ECM
P1498Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve – circuit 3 malfunctionWiring, EGR valve, ECM
P1499Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve – circuit 4 malfunctionWiring, EGR valve, ECM
P1500 – P1599 (Vehicle or idle speed control)
P1500Vehicle speed signal – malfunctionWiring, instrument cluster, TCM
P1501Battery Temperature Too High
P1502Battery Not Charging
P1503Cruise control master switch – malfunctionWiring, cruise control master switch, ETS, ECM
P1504Cruise control master switch – signal malfunctionWiring, cruise control master switch, ETS, ECM
P1505Idle air control (lAC) valve -opening coil signal lowWiring open/short to ground, lAC valve,ECM
P1506Idle air control (lAC) valve – opening coil signal highWiring short to positive, lAC valve, ECM
P1507Idle air control (lAC) valve – closing coil signal lowWiring open/short to ground, lAC valve, ECM
P1508Idle air control (lAC) valve – closing coil signal highWiring short to positive, lAC valve, ECM
P1510Idle air control {lAC) valve – coil 1 -circuit malfunctionWiring, lAC valve, ECM
P1511Idle air control (lAC) valve – coil 2 – circuit malfunctionWiring, lAC valve, ECM
P1521Power steering pressure (PSP) switch – circuit malfunctionWiring, PSP· switch, ECM
P1523Electronic throttle system (ETS)- malfunctionWiring, throttle sticking, throttle position (TP) sensor, ETS
P1529MIL request signal – TCM to ECMWiring, ECM, TCM
P1550Knock sensor (KS) – circuit malfunctionWiring, poor connection, KS, ECM
P1560Knock sensor (KS)/serial communication interface – circuit malfunctionWiring, poor connection, ECM
P1586AT coding signalWiring
P1587CAN Communication Error MT/AT Recognition Error
P1600 – P1699 (ECM – computer output circuit)
P1602Transmission control module (TCM) – communication malfunctionWiring, ECM, TCM
P1603CAN Communication Bus Error
P1607Engine control module (ECM)/electronic throttle system (ETS) control module – communication malfunctionWiring, ECM, ETS control module
P1608Engine control module (ECM) - malfunctionWiring, ECM
P1609Immobilizer – malfunctionWiring, poor connection, multifunction control module, ECM
P1611MIL request signal – circuit/voltage lowWiring open/short circuit, ECM
P1613Engine control module (ECM) - self test failedECM
P1614MIL request signal - circuit/voltage highWiring short to positive, ECM
P1615Electronic throttle system (ETS) control module – malfunctionWiring, ETS control module, ECM
P1616Engine control relay – circuit malfunctionWiring, engine control relay, ECM
P161BEngine control module (ECM)/torque information – malfunctionWiring, intake air leak, electronic throttle system (ETS), exhaust blockage, ECM
P1623Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) – circuit malfunctionWiring, MIL
P1624Except Optima: MIL request signal - TCM to ECMTCM trouble codes stored
P1625Engine coolant blower motor relay high speed – circuit malfunctionWiring, relay, ECM
P1630CAN Communication BUS OFF
P1631Generator voltage – no chargeWiring, generator, ECM
P1632Battery voltage monitor - circuit malfunctionWiring, ECM
P1633Battery voltage – overchargingWiring, generator, ECM
P1634Generator terminal B – open circuitWiring, generator, ECM
P1640Engine control relay – voltage low/highWiring, engine control relay, charging system
P1642Engine control module (ECM) – non immobilizer/incorrect typeECM
P1673Coolant blower motor – circuit malfunctionWiring, blower motor relay, blower motor, ECM
P1690Immobilizer control module – malfunctionWiring, engine control relay, immobilizer control module
P1691Immobilizer read coilWiring, immobilizer read coil, immobilizer control module
P1693MIL - circuit malfunctionWiring, MIL, ECM, TCM
P1694CAN data bus, immobilizer control module – signal malfunctionWiring, immobilizer control module, ECM
P1695Engine control module (ECM)- EEPROM errorWiring, immobilizer control module, ECM
P1696Immobilizer control module – invalid data received·Wiring, immobilizer control module
P1700 – P1799 (Transmission)
P1700Overdrive lamp – circuit malfunctionWiring short to ground, overdrive lamp
P1707Cruise/brake switch – circuit malfunctionWiring, cruise/brake switch, ECM
P1765Transmission control module (TCM)- torque reduction malfunctionWiring, TCM, ECM
P1780Transmission control module (TCM) – ignition advance circuit malfunctionWiring open circuit/short circuit to ground/   positive
P1794Supply voltageWiring, fuse, battery
P17954WD low gear position switch- circuit malfunctionWiring, low gear position switch, TCM
P1797Park/neutral position (PNP) switch – circuit malfunctionWiring, PNP switch, ECM
P1800 – P1899 (Transmission)
P1800Engine torque signal – malfunctionWiring, TCM
P1801Immobilizer Transponder Error
P1802Immobilizer Antenna Error
P1803Immobilizer ECU Signal Error