P0608 OBD-II Trouble Code: Control Module VSS Output "A" Malfunction

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

Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

Cost of diagnosing the P0608 code

P0608 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Control Module VSS Output "A" Malfunction". 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 P0608 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

P0608 code definition

The P0608 code is related to the control module for the vehicle speed sensor A, and it indicates that there is a malfunction.

What the P0608 code means

When the powertrain control module, or one of the many other modules in the vehicle, detects that there is a malfunction in the vehicle speed sensor output, this code will be stored. Some of the other modules that could detect and store this code include the transmission control module, the body control module, turbo control module, anti-theft module, antilock brake control module, and the fuel injection control module.

What causes the P0608 code?

The following are the main causes for the P0608 code to appear:

What are the symptoms of the P0608 code?

In many cases, the Check Engine Light will come on, but if the code is still pending in the vehicle, this light will not illuminate yet. Many drivers will notice that there are quite a few drivability issues with their vehicle when the code is present as well. The vehicle might be more difficult to shift, and it might have poor acceleration. It could run rough when idling as well.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P0608 code?

Mechanics who are diagnosing the P0608 code will use an OBD-II scanner and connect it to the vehicle’s onboard computer. This will show them more about the code and the issues with the vehicle. They will also reset the code to see if it comes back. If it does, then it generally indicates there is an actual problem. Unlike with other codes, the powertrain control module might actually be the issue for the code’s appearance. It is important to do a thorough diagnosis.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0608 code

Often, there are other codes that are present when the P0608 code appears. These could include engine misfires, fuel injector codes, transmission codes, and more. The technicians focus on these repairs, and they do not take care of the P0608 code, which has likely contributed to all of those other codes appearing.

How serious is the P0608 code?

The P0608 code can be a big problem. Not only can the issues it denotes cause other issues with the vehicle, you will also suffer from drivability issues with your vehicle until you have it repaired. It is very important to take your vehicle in for service whenever you notice anything out of place. In addition, you will want to take the vehicle in for regular check-ups to make sure there are no issues that you have missed.

What repairs can fix the P0608 code?

The following are some of the repairs that can be used for the P0608 code:

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0608 code

One of the interesting things about the P0608 code is the fact that when it appears there is actually a good chance that it is due to a problem with the powertrain control module. With other codes, this is very rare. Regardless of what it is that is causing the code to appear and be stored in your vehicle, it is important that you do not ignore the problem or think that it will go away. The longer you wait the more other issues could crop up with the car or truck. Your best course of action is to work with a qualified mechanic who can diagnose the vehicle and repair the problem so you can get back on the road with the peace of mind you deserve.

Need help with a P3484 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.

P0608
trouble codes
Check Engine Light

No more waiting rooms! Our mechanics will come to you to diagnose and fix the P0608 code.

SCHEDULE P0608 DIAGNOSTIC
Get a $20 credit for the follow-up repair

Recent Check Engine Light is on Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Check Engine Light is on Inspection Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

5,361

Rating Summary
4,946
200
50
30
135
4,946
200
50
30
135

William

16 years of experience
64 reviews
William
16 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Check Engine Light is on - Denver, Colorado
Couldn’t be happier with my experience with William. Will happily recommend him to everyone and will definitely be using him again. Fantastic service.

Andrian

31 years of experience
112 reviews
Andrian
31 years of experience
BMW 525i - Check Engine Light is on - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Highly recommend Adrian for all automotive services. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable about everything related to our car. He explained everything so we knew exactly what was needed and went above and beyond to make the process easy. I would never use another person to work on our cars. EXCELLENT OVERALL!!

Brian

22 years of experience
335 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Chevrolet Colorado - Check Engine Light is on - Orange Park, Florida
Brian is a very experienced mechanic. Billing not so sharp. Wrong time (corona-19).to be stiff with adding up, Informing the older customers what to expect? Very sorry to say goodbye to a great mechanic!

Scott

35 years of experience
665 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Check Engine Light is on - Phoenix, Arizona
This is the second time I have used his service. All I can say. if he can find my mistakes, he can fix anything. Thanks once again.


More related articles

P0353 OBD-II Trouble Code: Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0353 means a malfunction has been found specifically in ignition coil C. Problems may include broken connector locks and loose connection at coil.
P2097 OBD-II Trouble Code: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Rich Bank 1
P2097 code definition P2097 is a general OBD-II diagnostic trouble code that indicates a fault with the post catalyst fuel trim system...
P0725 OBD-II Trouble Code: Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction
P0725 means there is a problem with the engine speed input circuit due to damaged wires, loose connectors or dirty transmission fluid.

Related questions

check engine light on, code p0016 and p0017 shown

Of course, after a repair be sure to erase the codes. If the same codes do return after erasure, then there is a continuing, unresolved problem. Diagnostic Trouble Code P0016 and Diagnostic Trouble Code P0017 have multiple causes including that...

Stalling

Hi there: The EVAP system is comprised of multiple components. Although the gas cap removal is the easiest job to complete and the source of many of these problems, another common issue is caused by the EVAP vent solenoid. When...

Check engine light came on in my 2001 Toyota Avalon after getting gas. Have heard this can be a gas cap problem

You're right, this could be a gas cap problem. But it could also be any number of other problems. The check engine light comes on whenever the computer detects a fault in the car's emissions systems and the computer stores...

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