C1218 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

C1218 – Pump Motor Circuit Shorted To Voltage Or Motor Ground Open


C1218 Possible Symptoms


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


C1218 Possible Causes


Faulty Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV),Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV) harness is open or shorted,Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV) circuit poor electrical connection,Faulty Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)


C1218 Description


The system relay is energized when the ignition is ON. The system relay supplies voltage to the solenoid valves and the pump motor. This voltage is referred to as the system voltage. The Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) controls each solenoid valve by grounding the solenoid. The EBCM controls the pump motor by grounding the control circuit. The pump serves 2 purposes: – Transfers brake fluid from the brake calipers to the master cylinder reservoir during pressure decrease events. – Transfers brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir to the brake calipers during pressure increase events.