Error Code P000A: What It Means & What To Do?

OBD Code P000A - "A" Camshaft Position Slow Response Bank 1

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Is the Check Engine Light illuminated on the instrument panel of your car? Does your car consume all it’s fuel quicker than before? If your answer is “YES” then there is a possibility that your vehicle is indicating a fault in the position and timing of the camshaft. In order to have deeper knowledge of this error code, you will need to go through our following sections.

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You must be wondering what this OBD Error Code P000A means? Well, OBD error Code P000A shows that the time taken by the camshaft to open and close the intake valves on Bank 1 on the engine’s cylinder is slower than normal. This timing is crucial for the efficient running of the engine.

The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the position of the camshaft and where it should be after a specific time period (the diagnostic time). If the changes in the camshaft position is smaller than it should be and the time taken for it to change its position is less than it should be, then detecting this fault over a period of time the PCM sets the OBD P000A error code.


What causes this problem with “A” camshaft position slow response bank 1?


  • Oil supply might be incorrect
  • Low engine oil level
  • Fault with camshaft position sensor
  • The oil control valve VVT (Variable Valve Timing) actuator has failed and is faulty
  • Problems with VCT phaser
  • Problems with timing chain
  • Faulty PCM and wiring problems
  • An interference with the radio frequency (RFI)

Replace/Repair These Parts To Fix OBD Code P000A

  1. VVT actuator - Are you experiencing OBD Error Code P000A? You can get that fixed with a new VVT actuator. Browse the PartsAvatar website to find quality VVT actuators for every make and model.
  2. VCT phaser - Do you find the error code P000A flashing on your Powertrain Control Module? There is a possibility that your VCT phaser is damaged and you need to replace it. You can find a wide range of VCT phasers on our website.
  3. Camshaft Position Sensors - Is your PCM flashing error code P000A even after replacing your vehicle’s VVT actuator and VCT phaser? This could be because you need to replace a faulty camshaft position sensor. PartsAvatar has the right camshaft position sensor for your vehicle and you can start your selection on our website.
  4. Oil Control Valve - Another common cause of the P000A error code is a faulty Oil Control Valve. You can find the best replacement for your vehicle’s oil control valve on our website.
  5. Timing Chain - If your car’s timing chain is found to have problems you might think of replacing it. PartsAvatar has a sensible selection of timing chains for you to choose from.
  6. Diagnostic Tool - Check out the PartsAvatar website for a comprehensive and well-stocked collection of the latest diagnostic tools so that you can flaunt your DIY skills.
  7. Belt Tensioner - If your vehicle’s belt tensioner is found to be damaged you can find a suitable replacement on our website.
  8. Timing Belt - P000A error code might have to do with a faulty timing belt. The PartsAvatar website offers a comprehensive range of timing belts for you to select from that is the right fit for your car.

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Symptoms Of OBD Error Code P000A

We at Parts Avatar Canada are here to help you diagnose your vehicle’s camshaft problem efficiently and avoid any misdiagnosis. To find out if there is a problem with your car’s camshaft position and timing look for the following symptoms.


Common Symptoms


  • Fall in engine performance
  • Rise in fuel consumption
  • Rough and loud running of the engine
  • Illumination of the check engine light

How To Correct P000A "A" Camshaft Position Slow Response Bank 1

Here are some proven solutions for the P000A error code that can be used in any car make or model:


  • You need to check to make sure your vehicle has enough oil and if not add more oil
  • You need to make sure the right oil was used in vehicle
  • You need to check inside your vehicle’s engine for any blocked oil passages
  • You can check and replace the oil pump if it is found to be faulty
  • You can check the timing notches on the camshafts and crankshaft of your car to make sure that everything is lined up properly
  • You need to replace the timing chain, tensioner, and guides if after checking they are found to be faulty
  • You can check and replace the camshaft position sensor if it is found to be faulty
  • You need to exchange the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) actuator if it is found to be binding
  • You can change the PCM if it is found to be faulty (this rarely fixes the problem)
  • You need to repair or replace any bad wiring/connectors on the engine harness of your vehicle

If you continue to face any further problems with your car and need parts to fix it, all you need to do is to browse through our website. We are well-stocked with the best priced VVT actuators, camshaft position sensors and timing chains and tensioners and we assure you that your car will find the best solutions with us.

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Easy Diagnosis Of Engine Error OBD Code P000A

In order to be that DIY guy and to be able to diagnose your vehicle’s problem yourself you will need to keep in mind the following precaution


  • Start by making a visual inspection of wiring and connectors
  • Next you can inspect the camshaft adjustment mechanism
  • Thirdly, you can conduct an output test on the camshaft adjustment valve (N205)
  • Fourthly, you need to inspect the crankshaft gears
  • An inspection of the oil pump pickup tube filter and other oil passages is the final step

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