Code P1057 is a manufacturer-specific fault code. It means different things in a different car makes. On Volkswagen and Audi, code P1057 means a short exists for Bank 1 Camshaft Adjustment, or the sensor has an Open Circuit. Learn how to troubleshoot the P1057 problem and know the possible solutions to fix the problem by following the procedures below.
The first symptom of a faulty camshaft adjustment sensor is that the check engine light comes on, and in certain cases, the vehicle may go into limp mode.
- Engine Light ON / Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Reduced power
- Limp home
- The transmission is stuck in gear.
- Faulty Camshaft Actuator
- The Camshaft Actuator harness is open or shorted.
- Camshaft Actuator circuit poor, corroded, or damaged connection
P1057 Meaning by Make
- Volkswagen – Bank 1 Camshaft Adjustment Short To Open Circuit (Volkswagen)
- Audi – Bank 1 Camshaft Adjustment Short To Open Circuit (Audi)
- BMW / Mini – Post catalytic convertor fuel trim (FT), bank 1 – too lean (BMW)
- Dodge – Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) 2, bank 1 circuit high (Dodge)
- Freightliner / Sprinter – Heated oxygen sensor (H02S) 2, bank 1 circuit high (Freightliner)
Replacing the Camshaft Adjustment on a Volkswagen or Audi is very simple. Unplug the electrical connector. Remove the Torx bolt. Remove and replace the sensor. Make sure to lock the electrical connector.
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