Q: Error code P0299

asked by on

Check engine light popped on so I took my car to autozone they hooked it up to diagnostics machine and P0299 showed. Guy told me I'm suppose to be using premium gas but had car for 2 years and never had a problem with using unleaded gas. What do I do next?
My car has an automatic transmission.

The code P0299 is for an underboost condition, where the computer wanted more boost but only received a low output.

This code can be set from a weak turbo, intake leaks, or a bad boost sensor. All of these components need to be checked to see if everything is okay. The code has nothing to do with using non premium fuel unless your fuel gauge specifically says premium fuel only.

If you’d like to get this fixed, contact a certified mechanic who can accurately diagnose your Check Engine Light. Once the check are performed and the diagnostic is complete, an accurate repair can then be made to get your car running normally again.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Error code P0299

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: 2012 chevy cruze lt 1.4 valve cover vacuum leak. waiting on parts in the mail.

It is possible to temporarily seal air (vacuum leaks). Any method that best creates a seal can be used. In particular, RTV sealant which is flowable can be used to seal a non moving crack so long as the surface...

Q: Need brakes, whats the average cost honda crv 2013

Inasmuch as your vehicle is relatively new, the brake calipers are likely re-usable, so you will probably just need brake pads as well as either new rotors or refaced rotors. Whether the rotors can re-used or not (by re-facing), depends...

Q: When I accelerate it has no power. It only goes slowly. I have a code PO700 that has came up.

Hello. Code P0700 is the trouble code for an issue with the vehicle's transmission control system. If the computer detects an issue within the transmission control system it will set off the Check Engine Light in order to alert the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...