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Last Updated 2017-01-17
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Trouble CodeFault LocationProbable Cause
P1381 Cylinder Position Sensor Intermittent Interruption (ACURA, HONDA, ISUZU)
Misfire Detected - No Communication with Brake Control Module (BUICK, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, GEO, GMC, PONTIAC, SATURN)
Crank Position System Variation Not Learned (DODGE)
Variable Cam Timing Over Advance Bank 1 (FORD, JAGUAR, LINCOLN, MERCURY)
Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced Bank 1 (MAZDA)

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Other Manufacturer Specific Definitions for P1381

Variable Cam Timing Over Advance Bank 1 (Ford)
Engine Misfire Detected, No EBCM/PCM Serial Data (GM)
Camshaft position (CMP) range/ performance problem (Acura)
Battery temperature sensor circuit – electrical fault (BMW)
Rough road signal -no communication from antilock brake system (ASS) CANdata bus (Buick)
Rough road signal -no communication from antilock brake system (ASS) CAN data bus (Cadillac)
Antilock brake system (ABS)/traction control system (TCS), rough road signal to engine control module (ECM) -no communication (Chevrolet)
Crank Position System Variation Not Learned (Dodge)
Camshaft position (CMP) sensor- intermittent signal (Honda)
Antilock brake system (ABS)/traction control system (TCS), rough road signal to ECM -no communication (Hummer)
ECM to ABS communication – misfire detected (Isuzu)
Variable Cam Timing Over Advance Bank 1 (Jaguar)
Camshaft position (CMP) actuator – timing over advanced (Land Rover)
Camshaft position (CMP) actuator, bank 1 timing over advanced (Lincoln)
Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced Bank 1 (Mazda)
Camshaft position (CMP) actuator, bank 1 timing over advanced (Mercury)
Rough road signal -no communication from ASS CAN data bus . (Oldsmobile)
Antilock brake system (ABS)/traction control system (TCS). rough road signal to ECM – no communication (Pontiac)
Antilock brake system (ABS)/traction control system (TCS), rough road signal to ECM – no communication (Saab)
Antilock brake system (ABS)/traction control system (TCS). rough road signal to ECM -nocommunication (Saturn)

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