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P1281 Engine Trouble Code

P1281 Engine

When you check engine light came on code P1281 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 P1281 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.

P1281 Code Meaning :

P 1 2 8 1
OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code For Engine Fuel And Air Metering Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Low Glow Plug/Heater Circuit 'A' Malfunction

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.

P1281 OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code Description

P1281 OBD-II Trouble Code Injection Control Pressure Out Of Range High is one of the definitions for the P1281; however your vehicles manufacturer may have a different definition for the P1281 code. Please check below for your P1281 code.

Reason For P1281 Code

The reason of P1281 OBD-II Engine Trouble Code is Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low.

P1281 code on vehicles with electronically controlled automatic transmissions, the 3-4 shift solenoid is responsible for actuating the hydraulic circuits to activate clutches or bands that change gears inside the automatic transmission.