OBD-II trouble code P1296 "Fuel Air Metering"
I have a 2001 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition, 1.8 T, ~75000 miles with check engine light on. OBD-II code reads P1296[/b] and says it is due to "Fuel Air Metering." No noticeable problems upon driving, but after driving and restarting the car it idles at a much higher RPM (~2500) and does not return to normal idle RPMs until car is allowed to sit parked for a while. Auto store clerk suggested it may be a faulty MAF sensor, but wasn't sure. I'm pretty sure the MAF sensor was replaced by the dealership a while back when under the extended warranty on that part. I've also read that the P1296[/b] code could indicate a cooling system malfunction. Would that cause the idle problems? Any ideas? Thanks.