The engine P1180 Code lets us know about the car engine problem and location of the car engine problem. So, it becomes easier to solve the car engine problem properly. The real meaning of the car engine code is found from the manual of the car engine by the name of the car and manufacturer but the automobile dictionary meaning of the code is found online and it is p for Powertrain Code Problem is related engine, transmission and emissions systems. 1 for MFG – Manufacturer Specific. 1 for Transmission. 8 for Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Valve 1 and 0 for Transmission Engaged At High Throttle Angle.