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P0011 VW code

My check engine light came on a few days ago. I took the car to Autozone to have them run the diagnostic and they came up with the P0011 "A" code, related to Camshaft Positioning. I am trying to figure out what I can do for troubleshooting before taking the car into the shop.

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P0011 Volkswagen - 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Or System Performance Bank 1 ' Add Comment
Possible causes
- Dirty engine oil
- Low engine oil level
- Camshaft actuator circuit open or shorted
- Camshaft actuator circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty camshaft actuator

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Testimonial: "Yes, I saw this information online. I checked the oil and it was a bit low. I added a quart of oil. Other than filling the oil and getting the oil changed, does anyone know of anything I could test to see if it is due to one of the other possible causes?"

  • Heather Skinner Waclawik

    "Yes, I saw this information online. I checked the oil and it was a bit low. I added a quart of oil. Other than filling the oil and getting the oil changed, does anyone know of anything I could test to see if it is due to one of the other possible causes?"

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    johnny rebel Apr 13, 2015

    Faulty camshaft actuator

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