You will get different problems in the car engine but you can know all about those by the checking the car engine. You will get engine codes and you need to know the real meaning of the code for solving the car engine. The engine P0989 Code has also several meaning and the automobile dictionary meaning of the code is p for Powertrain Code Problem is related engine, transmission and emissions systems. 0 for SAE – Generic. 9 for Fuel And Air Metering (Injector Circuit Malfunctions Only). 8 for Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Valve 1 and 9 for Kick-Down Switch Failed Short.