Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can a error saying Manifold Absolute Pressure/ Barometric Pressure Circuit Malfunction be caused by a almost dead battery?

asked by on

A error is continually popping up and my inspection and I can't figure it out. I've put in several map sensors. Check engine light keeps appearing on after shutting off. After driving a few miles when I go back to garage, there are always 2 uncompleted but no Map error. When I drive a few more miles the check engine light comes back on and the Map error is back. Could a almost dead battery cause this error?

My car has 185152 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. The low battery should not cause problem with the MAP sensor but will cause the computer to have different issues. It could cause the charging system to overcharge. You need to verify that the intake does not have any cracks or air leaks between the MAF and throttle body. If you would like to have the Check Engine Light diagnosed and addressed properly, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the car and guide you through repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can a error saying Manifold Absolute Pressure/ Barometric Pressure Circuit Malfunction be caused by a almost dead battery?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't go into gear.

When you shift through the gears does your car want to roll freely at all? If the car will roll this is indicative of a failure of your automatic transmission that would need to be diagnosed by a certified transmission...

Q: Truck not starting - 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1992 Dodge Spirit. A slow cranking motor can definitely impede a motor from starting. First thing you need to do is connect a battery charger and get the cranking speed up. As...

Q: Why would i keep getting p0013 and p0023 codes when the truck isn't equipped with exhaust cams, it's not a 4 cam engine

Hello - this engine, although single overhead camshaft, does use variable cam timing, actuated by "cam torque", rather than engine oil pressure, to adjust exhaust valve timing (relative to the intake valves). This engine was introduced to Ford trucks in...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...