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P1296 Engine Trouble Code

P1296 Engine

When you check engine light came on code P1296 the reason should be Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light). However your vehicle's manufacturer may have a different definition for the P1296 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code. So you should chech it on our car models.

Theoretically you can drive for a few weeks or even months with a broken MAF sensor. You will notice a decrease in gas mileage and over time the car will eventually start stalling a lot. At a shop, the replacement cost is between $200-$300 depending on the car, but that's usually the cost of parts because the labor is relatively simple.

P1296 Code Meaning :

P 1 2 9 6
OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Fuel And Air Metering Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Cylinder 4 Contribution/Balance Fault Reverse Input Circuit

The catalytic converter has an oxygen sensor in front and behind it. When the vehicle is warm and running in closed loop mode, the upstream oxygen sensor waveform reading should fluctuate.

P1296 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P1296 OBD-II Trouble Code Multi-Faults Bank 2 With Low Side Shorts is one of the definitions for the P1296; however your vehicles manufacturer may have a different definition for the P1296 code. Please check below for your spe P1296 code.

Reason For P1296 Code

The reason of P1296 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low.

P1296 DTCs may also be triggered by faults earlier down the line. For example, a dirty MAF sensor might be causing the car to overcompensate in its fuel-trim adjustments. As a result, oxygen sensors are likely to report fuel mixture problems.