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Anyone know anything about the P0015 ABS fault?

Car was at the mechanic for a crank angle sensor replacement and they cleared the codes with this being one of them. The ABS and handbrake warning lights have been on for about the last 12 months and I haven't been too fussed but I am planning on selling the car later this year and need the fault fixed. I didn't have time to quiz my specialist about the fault so does anyone on here know anything about it?

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P0015 is a generic code for camshaft over retarded.
 

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Which has me confused as to why it is triggering the ABS warning light.....might need to send it in to the specialist and let them deal with it I guess.
 

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I think P0015 points to the cam sensor. These can fail and have no obvious effects. As regarding the ABS light, did the mechanic use a switched cable or separate cable to connect to the ABS ecu.
 

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I do not think P0015 triggers the ABS warning light, it is fault code set in the engine ECU and not in the ABS ECU, you have to connect to the ABS ECU and read out the error codes stored to see what the problem with ABS is.
 

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That would make more sense. I'm only going by what is written on my receipt from the specialist regarding work done to the car. Guess I'll take it in in a couple weeks then!

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I've had a closer inspection of the notes on the receipt and my specialist has put "P0015 rear ABS load valve"

Anyone got a clue?
 

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I've had a closer inspection of the notes on the receipt and my specialist has put "P0015 rear ABS load valve"

Anyone got a clue?
It sounds somewhat like your 'specialist' is using a generic OBD code reader to try and diagnose faults, which is never a good idea. He also doesnt sound especially specialised!

My advice would be to get it on either a specific Fiat/Alfa examiner machine, or get yourself a VAGCOM KKL cable and a copy of MES to look at things yourself.

P0015 is an engine ECU related code as already mentioned, and has nothing to do with DTCs in the ABS ECU.
 

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As armoore wrote, P0015 is a generic code for camshaft over retarded.

Maybe the mechanic had a bad day and made a typo?

If the mechanic had read the ABS ECU then you should have a C fault code (Chassis), either C0xxx (generic code) or C1xxx (vehicle manufacturer specific code).

One thing that can cause camshaft over retarded (P0015) is a faulty solenoid valve that controls the flow of oil to the VVT camshaft, perhaps it is that valve the mechanic meant is faulty?
 

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Specialist is definitely a specialist as he races his 105 and has been an Alfa mechanic for over 30 years and is an Alfa owner club Australia life member so I most certainly trust him with my car. In his defence it was only in there for the crank angle sensor replacement and he just hooked it up quickly as the positive battery terminal connection was also loose and I have the airbag warning light on. So I think he just quickly hooked it up and probably did misread some things as thats not what it was actually in there for. also know for a fact that they do have full examiner software etc. as it has been in for some other fault finding previously, so probably just a bad day/mistake.

There are a couple other fault codes on the receipt that I'll check. Maybe I read it wrong. But there is definitely an ABS issue. Hopefully not the ECU
 

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Well, we can only comment on the info that is provided on the thread.

P0015 is not a ABS DTC, so it all needs to be looked at again.
 
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