P0810 OBD-II Trouble Code: Clutch Position Control Error

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P0810 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Clutch Position Control Error". 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 for $70.00. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $30.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.

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P0810 code definition

The P0810 code means that there is a problem with the clutch position control.

What the P0810 code means

When this code is stored, it means that the powertrain control module has found a problem with the clutch position sensor circuit. Another name for this is the clutch start switch, as it needs to be closed for the starter to work. This code will only be present on vehicles that have manual transmissions. If it is on a vehicle that features an automatic transmission, the most likely problem is an issue with the powertrain control module. It could also be an error with the programming.

What causes the P0810 code?

There are a number of potential causes P0810 trouble code. The following are the most common possible causes.

  • Poor electrical connection with the clutch position sensor circuit
  • Open or shorted clutch position sensor harness
  • Problem with the clutch position sensor

What are the symptoms of the P0810 code?

The symptoms of the P0810 code can vary quite a bit. In some instances, they may not be present at all and the driver may never notice an issue. On the other hand, in addition to the stored code, the service engine soon lamp may come on, and the engine may even start without having the clutch depressed. In other cases, the engine might not start at all.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P0810 code?

The P0810 code can be difficult to diagnose properly unless the mechanic first utilizes their OBD-II scanner to check the code stored in the vehicle’s onboard computer, and then resets the codes and drives a vehicle to see if it returns. If the code does return, they need to then look for all of the potential causes of the appearance of the P0810 code.

Having the information from the scanner makes it easier to determine what the actual problem might be and to perform a proper diagnosis and then make the necessary repairs.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P0810 code

Many time, when the clutch position sensor is to blame, mechanics mistakenly believe that instead it is the starter/solenoid. In those cases, they replace the starter/solenoid and find that the error code is still present. It is always a good idea for mechanics to perform a full diagnosis of the vehicle before jumping to any conclusions.

How serious is the P0810 code?

Even though in some cases there are no symptoms showing on a vehicle that has the P0810 code, it is never something that should be ignored. As mentioned, there are often quite a few potential problems with the vehicle. For example, the vehicle might not start at all or it could have a hard start. This means the vehicle is unreliable, which is undesirable for anyone who relies on the vehicle for work, family, and a social life.

What repairs can fix the P0810 code?

The following are some of the repairs that could be used to fix the P0810 code.

  • The mechanic will first take a scanner or code reader to the vehicle to scan the vehicle and to test for the codes
  • They will then reset the codes and test the vehicle to see if the codes return
  • The mechanic will want to check the wiring for any damage, disconnections, or corrosion and replace or repair any issues
  • The mechanic may need to replace the clutch sensor

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0810 code

Even if the vehicle does not exhibit any outward problems when it exhibits the P0810 trouble code, that does not mean it should be ignored. Often, trouble codes can stack up and could be an indicator of larger problems in the vehicle. Always have a mechanic take the time to examine the code in to make any needed repairs to ensure the safety and drivability of your vehicle.

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