C0298 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

C0298 – Powertrain Control Module Indicates Traction Control Malfunction


C0298 Possible Symptoms


Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON,Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)


C0298 Possible Causes


Faulty Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM),Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM),EBCM harness is open or shorted,EBCM circuit poor electrical connection


C0298 Description


The Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) and the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) simultaneously control the traction control. The EBCM sends a Requested Torque message via a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal to the PCM. The duty cycle of the signal is used to determine how much engine torque the EBCM is requesting the PCM to deliver. Normal values are between 10 and 90 percent duty cycle. The signal should be at 90 percent when traction control is not active and at lower values during traction control activations. The PCM supplies the pull up voltage that the EBCM switches to ground to create the signal.