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P0015 Exhaust Cam Position Actuator Bank 1

51K miles on my 2 1/2 year old Highlander and today P0015 pops up.
Warranty is 3 years and 36K miles I'm hoping it really is the actuator. If that doesn't fix it then bring it to the local dealer.
I don't have a repair manual, is Bank 1 the one closest to the front of the car?
Anyone have a problem with the actuators?
Thanks in advance.

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Check out the P0015. First suspects are the VVT solenoid /circuit/ oil viscosity.
Hopefully not a phaser problem.
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Thanks cj1.
After some searching Bank 1 is at the firewall.
The oil has been changed by the dealer while under warranty and then by me every 5K miles, Mobil 1 0w-20.
I'm hoping it's just the oil control valve (position actuator)
Anybody know the Toyota p/n for it?

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3 years/36k is your basic

Your powertrain is covered for 5 years/60k.

You might be covered.

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3 years/36k is your basic

Your powertrain is covered for 5 years/60k.

You might be covered.
Thanks, I'm looking thru the manual now to find that.
I'll call the dealer tomorrow morning.

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I printed out the code and headed for the dealer this morning.

P0015 Camshaft Position Actuator B (OCV Exhaust) Bank 1, Timing Over Retarded

Freeze Frame Data:

DTC that caused Freeze Frame P0015
Throttle Position 26.2%
Engine RPM 2098 RPM
Barometric Pressure 80 KPA
Load Value 83.1%
Air Flow Rate 31.10 Gr/Sec
Coolant Temperature 188F
Air Intake Temperature 91F
Ignition Timing Advance 32.5 Deg
Short Term Fuel Trim
Trim 1 -4.6%
Trim 2 -2.3%
Trim 3 -100.6%
Trim 4 -100.6%

Vehicle Speed 69 MPH
Absolute Load Value 42%
Fuel System 1&2 Closed
Commanded Throttle Actuator Control 26.3%
Absolute Throttle Position B 60.7%
Accelerator Pedal Position D 16%
Accelerator Pedal Position E 31.7%
Catalyst Temperature Bank 1 Sensor 1 1360F
Catalyst Temperature Bank 2 Sensor 1 1360F
Catalyst Temperature Bank 1 Sensor 2 1133F
Catalyst Temperature Bank 2 Sensor 2 1133F
O2S1112 0.605 volts
O2S1212 0.605 volts

The CEL went out before I got the dealer, they could see everything in memory but said they couldn't do anything unless the CEL was on. They did drive it around for 15 miles with their computer hooked up but couldn't find any problems.
4+ hours wasted today.

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Is VVS covered under the warranty?
Always disappointing when dealer doesn't really try to diagnose problem.
Could of at least/removed/clean/ swapped VVS.


Now that you have some freeze data you can try reproducing error code.
If it keeps setting at similar engine parameters then you have something to work with.
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They said the CEL has to be present and active before they would replace anything.
Corporate won't allow parts swap unless they can upload the active data to the Toyota cloud, data in memory and no CEL isn't good enough.
As far as the warranty is concerned they said if it was an internal engine part it would be covered.

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The PCM called for cam timing vs the actual is available on the dealers scan tool.
Would be nice to know how close it is to setting an error code.


They may be able to set the error code by simulating the engine parameters seen in the freeze frame data.


Let us know the outcome.

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Pretty sure they didn't want to spend the time to do that. They were packed with newer cars for service, all of the 12+ lifts had cars on them with another 10+ cars in line waiting.
They cleared the memory, told me to just drive it and see if it comes back.
I'll update this post when I have more info. Might be a while as we're flying to the east coast late next week, will be gone for 2 weeks.

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Pretty sure they didn't want to spend the time to do that. They were packed with newer cars for service, all of the 12+ lifts had cars on them with another 10+ cars in line waiting.

They cleared the memory, told me to just drive it and see if it comes back.

I'll update this post when I have more info. Might be a while as we're flying to the east coast late next week, will be gone for 2 weeks.
Yea unfortunately, if it's under warranty, they don't want to spend time chasing after the warranty pay.

They'll sing a different tune once warranty is over though.

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