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P0521 PONTIAC - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance

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

Possible causes

  • Low oil level or motor mechanical fault
  • Faulty oil pressure sensor
  • Oil Pressure Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Oil Pressure Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
What does this mean?

Tech notes

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

2007-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
2008-2009 Pontiac G8

What does this mean?

When is the code detected?

The P0521 is detected when the signal sent from oil pressure sensor to PCM goes out of range.

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Oil pressure warning light ON.

P0521 PONTIAC Description

The PCM continuously monitors the engine oil pressure. The Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch sends a signal to the PCM when the engine is running.
OBDII Code P0521 Pontiac - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance -

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