Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls
  1. Home
  2. Articles
  3. P3484 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 11 Deactivation/Intake Valve Control Circuit High

P3484 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 11 Deactivation/Intake Valve Control Circuit High

Check Engine Light

P3484 code definition

The P3484 code indicates that the PCM has detected a range of voltage readings for the cylinder deactivation mode within cylinder 11 that is too high compared to the manufacturer’s specifications.

What the P3484 code means

The ECM regulates fuel economy by commanding certain cylinders to deactivate during certain driving conditions. During the deactivation command of cylinder 11, a signal is sent to the PCM informing it of the current operation efficiency via a voltage reading. If the voltage reading is too high compared to manufacturer specifications, the PCM will store the P3484 code.

What causes the P3484 code?

There are quite a few things that can cause the P3484 code. Those include:

  • Low oil pressure
  • Faulty cylinder deactivation solenoid
  • Faulty electrical components within the cylinder deactivation solenoid circuit
  • Restricted oil passage
  • Fault within the engine mechanical condition

What are the symptoms of the P3484 code?

In most cases, only the illuminated Check Engine Light will be present with the P3484 code.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P3484 code?

After verifying the code with an OBD-II scanner, a mechanic should first perform a visual inspection of all the electrical components. Any loose, corroded, short, or damaged components should be repaired or replaced as necessary. The code should then be cleared from the PCM, and the system should be retested. If the code returns to the PCM, the mechanic should then proceed to test each potentially faulty component until the proper diagnosis is found.

How serious is the P3484 code?

This code represents an issue that should be dealt with immediately. The fault that causes the P3484 code can quickly create larger issues that will require more expensive repairs in the future.

What repairs can fix the P3484 code?

Repairs that may be performed to fix the P3484 code include:

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.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Flexible Clutch Hose
Common signs include difficulty shifting, low clutch fluid, and feeling no resistance at the clutch pedal.
How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...
Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...


Related questions

Q: New battery & fuel pump. Hours later car starts and shuts down 3X in a row. Finally it starts, 48 hours later, won't start at all

Checking all the fuses was a good move. I would also want to put a scan tool on it and check for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) as well as seeing the data that the computer is seeing. A fuel pressure...

Q: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox not moving in reverse

Having a vehicle that will not move when it is shifted can be a frustrating experience. Due to the information provided being very limited, it is difficult to narrow down exactly the cause to the Equinox not going in reverse....

Q: Check Engine Light is on - 2007 Toyota Sienna

This code relates to a heated oxygen sensor which is a unit inside your exhaust system that reads exhaust gases and relays this information to the car's computer. The computer uses this information to make adjustments to fueling. This sensor...