P2296 OBD-II Trouble Code: Fuel Press Regulator 2 Control Circuit High

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

Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

Cost of diagnosing the P2296 code

P2296 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Fuel Press Regulator 2 Control Circuit High". 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 $114.99 . Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.0 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 $114.99 $20.0
Toyota $114.99 $20.0
BMW $124.99 $20.0
SCHEDULE P2296 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

P2296 code definition

Fuel Press Regulator 2 Control Circuit High

What the P2296 code means

P2296 is an OBD-II code for the engine control module (ECM) detecting the number 2 fuel pressure regulator control circuit is high indicating a high return voltage.

What causes the P2296 code?

  • The fuel pressure regulator 2 control signal return is shorted to power.
  • The wiring to the fuel pressure regulator return circuit is shorted to a power source.

What are the symptoms of the P2296 code?

  • The Check Engine Light will be illuminated and the code is set in ECM memory as a fault.

  • The engine may run normal if the pressures are normal and rich if the pressure is too high.

  • The engine may run lean if the fuel pressures are below specified range.

  • The sensor may part of the low pressure side of the system.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P2296 code?

  • Scans for codes and documents the code in the ECM, and then looks at the freeze frame data for failure

  • Follows the manufacture pinpoint test procedures and specifications for checking fuel pressures

  • Follows the manufacture pinpoint testing for the fuel pressure regulator code received (there may be different testing between manufactures)

  • Checks fuel pressure at specified engine RPM levels and compares to specifications using a gauge

  • Compares test readings with a gauge to the sensor readings for the fuel pressure regulator

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P2296 code?

  • Clearing ECM memory codes before checking the freeze frame data for the main failure problem, so the failure may be duplicated and repaired

  • Failing to follow the manufacturer pinpoint tests for the application

  • Replacing the regulator sensor without verifying the failure assuming the part is the failure

How serious is the P2296 code?

Code P2296 indicates that the engine ECM is detecting the fuel pressure regulator is shorted to power and can cause the fuel system to run higher or lower than needed causing running problems.

What repairs can fix the P2296 code?

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P2296 code

Code P2296 is most commonly caused by a fuel pressure regulator sensor. Some vehicles have a separate replaceable sensor and others have sensors integrated into the high pressure fuel pump. The entire pump will need to be replaced to fix these vehicles.

Need help with a P2296 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
P2296

No more waiting rooms! Our mechanics will come to you to diagnose and fix the P2296 code.

SCHEDULE P2296 DIAGNOSTIC
Get a $20 credit for the follow-up repair

Recent Check Engine Light is on Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating

(7400)

Rating Summary
6879
249
58
41
173
6879
249
58
41
173
 at YourMechanic

David

13 years of experience
393 reviews
David
13 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu L4-2.4L - Check Engine Light is on Inspection - Marietta, Georgia
He explained everything to me in detail on what I needed to know about my car. Definitely recommend him for getting the job done.
 at YourMechanic

Raymond

37 years of experience
402 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
Toyota Camry L4-2.2L - Check Engine Light is on - Las Vegas, Nevada
Raymond did a great job however I was charged for two hours labor and he was only here less than 45 minutes. should I expect this on future appointments with your mechanic ?
 at YourMechanic

Shane

17 years of experience
217 reviews
Shane
17 years of experience
Volkswagen EuroVan V6-2.8L - Check Engine Light is on Inspection - Austin, Texas
Arrived on time. Explained the issues he found and how he will fix it. I have parts on order and will schedule an appointment to have Shane install the parts when they arrive.
 at YourMechanic

Kanstantsin

19 years of experience
51 reviews
Kanstantsin
19 years of experience
Ford F-150 V8-4.6L - Check Engine Light is on Inspection - Littleton, Colorado
Kanstantsin arrived early. Was very courteous and professional. Will highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Kanstantsin.


More related articles

P0307 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 7 Misfire Detected
P0307 code definition Cylinder 7 Misfire Detected What the P0307 code means When the P0307 diagnostic trouble code is stored by the...
P2111 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control System - Stuck Open
P2111 trouble code definition Throttle Actuator Control System - Stuck Open What the P2111 code means In this case the code definition...
P2771 OBD-II Trouble Code: 4WD Low Switch Circuit
P2771 means the system detected a problem with four-wheel-drive low switch usually caused by bad sensors or solenoids or an electrical issue.

Related questions

Service engine warning, MAF code and O2 sensor code, along with check suspension light are turned on
Hello, it sounds like you have quite a few things going on. I am going to do my best to break them down for you. First if the engine is very loud when idling and the belt has already been...
cranks but wont start - 2010 Hyundai Accent
Hello. If the code remained on after the sensor was replaced, then it may be possible that the fault is with the wiring or the ECM. I would verify that the wiring and connector to the sensor are in good...
Engine codes detected were P0016 P0017 and P0174.
The codes P0016 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0016-obd-ii-trouble-code-camshaft-position-a-camshaft-position-correlation-bank-1-by-jay-safford) and P0017 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0079-obd-ii-trouble-code-crankshaft-position-camshaft-position-correlation-bank-1-sensor-b-by-jay-safford) are related to the crankshaft location and the camshaft location. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if its plugged in. If the wiring harness is in good shape and the wires are...

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