P1118 Check engine light code

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  1. poisonjam

    poisonjam New Member

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    I recently had someone run a scan on my 2008 prius, which just had a check engine light pop up on it.

    It came back with the following code:
    P1118 MANF. CONTROL FUEL AIR METERING

    how serious is an issue like this, and what's a worst case scenario for what it may cost to fix? (it's not under warranty, too many miles)

    Thank you all for your help,
     
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    Any issues (from engine) aside from the check engine light?
     
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    seilerts Battery Curmudgeon

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    1118 is for the coolant temp sensor at the coolant heat storage tank. Had a long thread about this one, also a guy from Chicagoland, where the connector was corroded.

    First thing is to check to see if you have coolant in the system, and if you have a leaky engine water pump.
     
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    northwitchita: No other issues at all, car seems to be running perfectly.
     
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    seilerts: i'm not really a car person, is this something one with no real experience working on cars could check?
     
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    Let's take a step back. This is covered by powertrain warranty, 5 year or 60,000 miles. Visit a dealer if warranty is applicable.

    Unfortunately, this is not a problem that lends itself to an easy fix. If the car is low on coolant, then there is a leak, probably the water pump. If the connector is corroded, then it needs to be repaired. If the sensor is bad, it needs to be replaced.
     
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    it's not under warranty, it's got over 80k miles on it. i bought it used and i'm guessing it was originally a sales car or something like that.