P0347 OBD-II Trouble Code: Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)

Our certified mechanics come to you · Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

Cost of diagnosing the P0347 code

P0347 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.

Cars Estimate Credit towards follow-up repair Earliest Availability
Ford$20.00
Toyota$20.00
BMW$20.00
SCHEDULE P0347 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

P0347 code definition

The P0347 Trouble Code refers to an issue with the camshaft position sensor A where the circuit input in bank 2 is too low.

What the P0347 code means

This is a generic code regarding the camshaft position sensor. Trouble codes P0335 through P0349 all refer to the CPS and each indicates a different reason for failure. In this case, the P0347 code means that the sensor’s signals are too low and it is hard to interpret. In this case, it is in the bank 2 side of the engine.

What causes the P0347 code?

Many different things can cause the P0347 code to appear including the following:

What are the symptoms of the P0347 code?

In many cases, the Check Engine Light will come on in the vehicle. In addition, the P0347 code will be stored in the vehicle. The vehicle might also suffer from a lack of power, which you will notice as you are driving around normally. The vehicle might stall, and you may also notice that it is more difficult to start.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P0347 code?

To diagnose the P0347 code, the mechanic will need to use his or her OBD-II scanner. They will connect the scanner to the vehicle’s onboard computer and then gather data regarding this vehicle. The information they get can be very helpful when they are trying to diagnose the vehicle and determine exactly what is wrong with it. The mechanic will also reset the code and take the vehicle out to drive it. They need to see if the code returns during normal operating conditions. If it does, they know that there is an actual issue with the vehicle.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0347 code

A common mistake when it comes to diagnosing the P0347 code is immediately blaming the sensor and replacing it. Instead, the mechanic needs to examine the entire system since the code is related to the whole of the camshaft position sensor circuit. By conducting a proper diagnosis, it ensures that they find the actual cause for the code.

How serious is the P0347 code?

The code can be a pain to deal with as a driver. In many instances, the vehicle will not have the power you need, and there is a chance that you could stall the vehicle while idling at a stop light. In addition, it can be more difficult to start. Even when the drivability issues seem minor, it is not something you will want to ignore. Make sure that you bring the vehicle to a mechanic who can diagnose it and repair it properly so the condition does not worsen.

What repairs can fix the P0347 code?

Here are some of the repairs the mechanics might use when repairing the P0347 code.

  • Check the battery’s
  • Check the wiring that runs to the starter and make repairs to it as needed, since corrosion and loose connections are common
  • Replace the starter
  • Check the connector that’s on the camshaft sensor
  • Replace the CPS, or camshaft position sensor

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0347 code

As vehicles get older, some of the sensor modules have issues, and they present false codes when there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. While this is possible when you have a code such as the P0347 code appear on your vehicle, you do not want to take that chance. Instead, you will want to make sure you bring the vehicle to a mechanic who can take care of the codes and any needed repairs. It is always best to make sure your vehicle has the proper care so you can have peace of mind while driving.

Need help with a P0347 code?

YourMechanic offers certified mobile mechanics who will come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your vehicle. Get a quote and book an appointment online or speak to a service advisor at 1-800-701-6230.

Check Engine Light
trouble codes
p0347

No more waiting rooms! Our mechanics will come to you to diagnose and fix the P0347 code.

SCHEDULE P0347 DIAGNOSTIC
Get a $20 credit for the follow-up repair

Recent Check Engine Light is on Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating

(6,328)

Rating Summary
5,857
225
52
35
159
5,857
225
52
35
159

Gustavo

17 years of experience
296 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Check Engine Light is on - New Braunfels, Texas
As always, punctual and professional. He explains the problem thoroughly. I feel confident in his work and knowledge.

Greg

22 years of experience
86 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
Mazda 3 - Check Engine Light is on - Queen Creek, Arizona
Greg was scheduled for 1:00 but he was able to come earlier and let us know right away. He was very thorough and spent his time going thru the entire car.

Gustavo

17 years of experience
296 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Lincoln Aviator - Check Engine Light is on - San Antonio, Texas
Made call before appt. -courteous-knowledgeable-got part need & did prompt repair after computer check.

Claud

8 years of experience
325 reviews
Claud
8 years of experience
Chevrolet Trax - Check Engine Light is on - Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Very good experience. He arrived on time. Explained what he was going to do. Completed the work and was thorough in what I needed for my next service in plain language vs car jargon. I'm a raving fan of Claud!


More related articles

P0888 OBD-II Trouble Code: Transmission Relay Sense Circuit (or Relay Output Always Off)
P0888 means a problem with the transmission control relay which may result in failure to switch gears and vehicle operating in "limp" mode.
P0045 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit/Open
P0045 Trouble Code definition P0045 is the code for Turbo/Super Charger Boost Control Solenoid Circuit/Open What the P0045 code means This code...
P003A OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control "A" Position Exceeded Learning Limit
The P003A trouble code means the Electronic Computer Module (ECM) has detected an issue in the turbocharger or supercharger system.

Related questions

Gas cap notification and check engine light came on after getting gas. Car started to sputter and stall out.

Hi there. When the fuel cap is not securely fastened to the tank, it can create vacuum issues inside the tank; which triggers the error code to be stored in the ECU. The error will then trigger the check engine...

Emissions Systems code P0456.

This fault code indicates a very small leak in the evaporative emission system. This is usually a failure in the integrity of the evaporative emission system and not something simple such as the fuel cap was left off (that would...

My engine light and wrench illuminated, rough idling, when stopped and gas pedal depressed it snatches in gear.

Hello. If the Check Engine Light has come on I would always start with a code check. I would use my scan tool to see what codes are in the system as that would give me a good indication of...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com