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P0016 KIA - Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correction- Bank 1 Sensor 'A'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3 What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Faulty Crankshaft Position
  • Crankshaft Position harness is open or shorted circuit.
  • Crankshaft Position circuit poor electrical connector
  • Faulty Camshaft Position
  • Camshaft Position harness is open or shorted circuit.
  • Camshaft Position circuit poor electrical connector
  • Incorrect timing
  • Engine mechanical problems
  • Damaged Engine Control Module (ECM)
What does this mean?

Tech notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the following KIA models:

Rio (JB)
Soul (AM)
Optima (MG)
Rondo (UN)
Forte (TD)
Spectra (LD)
Sportage (KM)
Optima (MG)
Sedona (VQ)
Amanti (GH)
Borrego (HM)
Sedona (VQ)
Sorento (BL)
Borrego (HM)

The bulletin provides information on how to inspect and diagnose problems related to the Oil Control Valve (OCV) used in Constant Variable Valve Timing (CVVT), if at any time the OCV is suspected as the caused of rough idling, poor acceleration, camshaft timing misalignment-related trouble codes, misfire-related trouble codes.

What does this mean?

When is the code detected?

If the relative angle between CKPS and CMPS is out of the threshold value, the ECM determines that a

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of power
  • Engine rough idle

P0016 KIA Description

The Camshaft Position Sensor (CMPS) and the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS) are hall effect type of sensors that generate voltage using a sensor and a target wheel. Then CMPS signal is sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the ECM uses the its signal for synchronizing the firing of sequential fuel injectors. And the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKPS) is sent to the ECM and it calculates engine RPM by using CKPS's signal and controls the injection duration and the ignition timing.
OBDII Code P0016 Kia - Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correction- Bank 1 Sensor 'A' -

P0016 KIA Information for specific Kia models

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