The engine C1880 Code has different meanings and it is necessary to use right meaning of the code for sixing the car engine problem. The real meaning is related with the manufacturer and model of the car. If you know the real meaning of the code, you can solve the problem if you have experience and tools. Do not allow the automobile dictionary meaning of the code and that is C for Chassis Code Problem is controller area network wiring bus and modules. 1 for MFG – Manufacturer Specific. 8 for Ignition System Or Misfire. 8 for Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Valve 1and 0 for Transmission Engaged At High Throttle Angle.