What Does the Code "P0316" Mean on a Ford?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 12:34:20 PM ET

Code P0316 on a Ford means the power train control module detected a misfire shortly after startup. This code requires a check for appropriate technical service bulletins, as there are some bulletins that involve reprogramming the power train control module.

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The P0316 code is set when the engine control module detects a misfire during the first 1,000-revolution test interval following an engine start. It can be caused by a faulty crankshaft position; a shorted, open or poorly connected crankshaft position sensor harness; faulty ignition system and fuel injectors; low fuel or poor fuel quality; or a faulty engine control module.