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ECU Error: 17861 - Exhaust Gas Temp Sensor 1

smoking_bob Sep 12, 2012

  1. smoking_bob

    smoking_bob Member


    Looks like the EGT sensor from what google told me, but the 17865 & 17538 errors I cant find anything really about them. Is it mose likley just the sensor or is something else going on. Also would it be ok to drive for a few day until i order that part, Its about 20 mins to and from work, so not much?

    Thanks in advance.


    VCDS-Lite Version: Release 1.1
    Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 18:38:21.
    Control Module Part Number: 8D0 907 551 C
    Component and/or Version: 2.7l V6/5VT 0002
    Software Coding: 05611
    Work Shop Code: WSC 00899
    VCID: 2A2781ABC5F1
    3 Faults Found:
    17861 - Exhaust Gas Temp Sensor 1 (G235): Open or Short to Plus
    P1453 - 35-00 - -
    17865 - Shareware Version. To Decode all DTCs
    P1457 - 35-00 - Please Register/Activate
    17538 - Shareware Version. To Decode all DTCs
    P1130 - 35-00 - Please Register/Activate
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    17865 is the EGT on the other bank

    17538 is a "system too lean" fault code, which suggests an airleak, faulty lambda, or faulty MAF.

    Try resetting the codes and go for a drive and see if they come back.

    Driving to work shouldnt be a problem, so long as you dont go booting it.
  3. smoking_bob

    smoking_bob Member

    Hi Aragorn (again)

    Thanks for the reply. I reset the codes yesterday and they came back. I'll check for boot leaks so and check the maf, maybe replace it, Thanks again for the reply. I wont be booting it :)


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