P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3

P0340 Causes

  • Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
  • Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty starter motor
  • Starting system circuit
  • Dead (Weak) battery
  • P0340 Notes

    Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter can trigger a Camshaft Position Sensor code.

    Cost of diagnosing the P0340 code

      Labor: 1.0

      The cost of diagnosing the P0340 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

    P0340 Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of Power
  • Engine Stall
  • P0340 Description

    The Camshaft Position Sensor is an electronic device used in an engine to record the rate at which the camshaft is spinning. This information is used by the Engine Control Module(ECM) to control ignition and fuel injection. The camshaft position sensor senses the retraction of camshaft (intake) to identify a particular cylinder. The camshaft position sensor senses the piston position. The sensor system consists of a rotating part, typically a disc, as well as a static part, the actual sensor.

    When the engine is running, the high and low parts of the teeth cause the gap with the sensor to change. The changing gap causes the magnetic field near the sensor to change. The change in the magnetic field cause the voltage from the sensor to change.

    When the crankshaft position sensor (POS) system becomes inoperative, the camshaft position sensor provides various controls of engine parts instead, utilizing timing of cylinder identification signals.

    *Sensor design may vary for your model and year

    P0340 Information for specific makes

  • P0340 ACURA Camshaft Position Sensor No Signal
  • P0340 AUDI Camshaft Position Sensor
  • P0340 BMW Camshaft Sensor Inlet Signal   
  • P0340 BUICK Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction
  • P0340 CHEVROLET Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction   
  • P0340 CHRYSLER Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1   
  • P0340 DODGE Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • P0340 FORD Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1      
  • P0340 GMC Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction
  • P0340 HONDA Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' No Signal
  • P0340 HYUNDAI Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Or Single Sensor
  • P0340 INFINITI Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1   
  • P0340 ISUZU Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit
  • P0340 JAGUAR Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • P0340 JEEP Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1
  • P0340 KIA Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction   
  • P0340 LEXUS Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Bank 1
  • P0340 LINCOLN Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1   
  • P0340 MAZDA Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction
  • P0340 MERCEDES-BENZ Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction
  • P0340 MERCURY Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1   
  • P0340 MINI Camshaft Sensor Inlet Signal
  • P0340 MITSUBISHI Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit
  • P0340 NISSAN Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1      
  • P0340 PONTIAC Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction
  • P0340 SAAB Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction
  • P0340 SATURN Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Malfunction   
  • P0340 SCION Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Bank 1
  • P0340 SUBARU Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Signal Fault Bank 1 Or Single Sensor
  • P0340 TOYOTA Camshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Bank 1
  • P0340 VOLKSWAGEN Camshaft Position Sensor