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P0341 HONDA - Camshaft Position Sensor Incorrect Phase Detected

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3 What does this mean?

Possible 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
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Tech notes

On the following Honda models:

2003–2007 Accord L4
2002–2010 Civic Si
2002–2010 CR-V
2003–2010 Element

A damaged or stretched cam chain, resulting from infrequent oil changes, can cause the MIL to come on with DTC P0341 (CMP sensor A and CKP sensor incorrect phase detected). Old oil causes the cam chain to wear quickly. As a result, it stretches beyond the point where the cam chain auto-tensioner can keep up.
That extra chain slack causes the valve timing control (VTC) actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket to lag behind, and you wind up with DTC P0341.

Here is a flow chart from Honda to help diagnose the P0341 code problem: Honda Flow Chart Diagnose P0341 code
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