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I have similar problem

There is nothing wrong with your vehicle.
P500 code - according to dealer, that's the speed sensor malfunction.
The problem is when front wheels spinning, the rear wheels don't move. This caused the computer to think the sensor malfunctioned. Apparently, only dealers and a handful of folks knows how to do the smog check correctly. According to the dealer, there's only a fine line before triggering the sensor
What dealer suggested?
Bring it to dealer and have them do the smog check. THe cost, 97.25. A ripoff.
Or, before smog check begins, ask the guy if they REALLY REALLY know how to do smog check it.

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Replace the speed sensor

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SOURCE: Engine light keeps coming on

The P-0440, P-0441 and P-0446 indicates that you have a leak in the "fume" side of the system. Normally, seeing a 440-441-446 is a loose or defective fuel cap. One would NOT change the evap VSV for a 440-441-446 set of codes. At this point, I agree with you regarding the trust issue. Regarding the caisiter, I cannot speculate yes or no, without further info/codes/etc from your dealer, but, I have replaced several over the past few years; this "could" be true....

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SOURCE: 2005 ToyotaCamry fault code P0500 Vehicle Speed sensor Malfuction

They are not the sensors you want. The car uses the abs wheel sensors for vehicle speed. Your problem lies in the abs system , possibly the left front sensor, abs ecu or speedo cluster, Clear the code and see if it stay out otherwise you'll need to go to a trusted technician. .

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine light fault code PO505

This code is for your electronic throttle control system it probably needs to be cleaned the butter fly sticks due to build up in side the throttle body clean with tooth brush and emission save throttle body cleaner clear codes and then dissconnect the battery for 3 hours hook back up then go for a short drive stop and go to reset idle control that should take care of this.

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SOURCE: 2006 PT Limited. Engine Malfunction light is on.

First off, it's NOT the crank position sensor...Unless you've pulled the motor recently!
Get down to Advance Auto Parts and buy a car of "SeaFoam" ($9) and add it to your tank per AT LEAST 100 miles...problem should go away.
If not, your O2 sensor in the exhaust (x3) is faulty...look to spend $200-400 depending on your mechanic...DO NOT GO TO THE DEALER!
Good Luck

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 Avalon and have gotten a Check

The vvt-i system control timing with the help of the oil pressure if you are pass due, or skip oil changes, or oil is low due to a leak, or improper fill during an oil change, or simple the vvt-i oil actuator, or the vvt-i oil gear are faulty this code may be set.

What you can do. Make sure the oil is ok, the oil filter is new, now disconnect the battery for 10 seconds. code is clear if code comeback is time to let the dealer take care of the problem they have bidirectional scanners to activate this devices and tell you the best course of action.

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I have periodic issues with acceleration past 40mph. Code p0720 suggests to replace speed sensor. Anyone have an issue similar and if so did repair suggested above resolve issues?

code p 0720 refers to output shaft speed (OSS) sensor---circuit malfunction=== causes ---wiring--OSS sensor ---ECM/ TCM
intermittent problems can be from wiring and connections ( loose corroded, water etc)
as the code suggests it could be from the TCM as well and again check the wires and connections
as the problem is periodic that suggest wires and connections ( excessive resistance or loose pins )
the sensor at fault is the shaft speed sensor and not the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) so make sure you get the correct sensor to fix

Aug 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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P0501 code?

P0501 - Vehicle Speed Sensor (G22): Implausible Signal Possible Causes
  • Wiring/Connectors from/to Vehicle Speed Sensor (G22) faulty
  • Wiring/Connectors from Transmission Control Module (J217) to Engine Control Module faulty
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor (G22) faulty
  • Malfunctioning Left Front wheel speed sensor (in vehicles that don't use a physical G22 sensor)
Possible Solutions
  • Check Wiring/Connectors from/to Vehicle Speed Sensor (G22)
  • Check Wiring/Connectors from Transmission Control Module (J217) to Engine Control Module
  • Check Vehicle Speed Sensor (G22)
  • Check ABS Brakes for faults and diagnose malfunctioning Left Front wheel speed sensor if applicable


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I have one problem ' Lexus GS430 - speed meter not working - fault p500 and p503 vehicle speed sensor

This should be quick and easy as you already have the codes. First, i must know what year the lexus is. I will handle the rest.
Please advise,

Dec 17, 2015 | Lexus Cars & Trucks

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Have a hard fault code P0500

According to

Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction
  • Check Engine Light will illuminate
  • Vehicle may not shift properly
  • Speedometer may not operate correctly
  • In some cases, there are no adverse conditions noticed by the driver
  • In some cases, there may be performance problems and/or shifting problems.
  • Other warning lights may come on such as the ABS light and Traction Control light.
Common Problems That Trigger the P0500 Code
  • Defective Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Defective Speedometer
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor wiring or connector
  • Communication (CAN) bus problems
  • Defective transmission or differential Vehicle Speed Sensor drive gear
Common Misdiagnoses
  • Speedomter problem
  • Internal Transmission problem
  • ABS/Traction Control probelm
  • Driveline problem

Mar 27, 2015 | BMW 325i Cars & Trucks

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P0421 code

"FWIW, according to the Mazda factory service manual, the P0421 code indicates "Warm up catalyst system efficiency below threshold".

The DETECTION CONDITION for this code indicates "Number of heated oxygen sensor (rear) inversion becomes closer to that of heated oxygen sensor (front)".


Warm up three way catalytic converter deterioration
Leakage exhaust system
Heated oxygen sensor (front) malfunction
Heated oxygen sensor (rear) malfunction
Mass air flow sensor malfunction
Throttle position sensor malfunction
Vehicle speed sensor malfunction"
I copied the above from a discussion group on the PO421 code. The code can be caused by any of the above listed problems. The vehicle should be further inspected and diagnosed, so you do not have components replaced that do not need to be replaced.

Apr 16, 2014 | 1998 Mazda 626

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My dodge caravan 3.3L shows 5 malfunction codes what do they mean po455 po846 po500 po700 po732

P0455 = Evap leak monitor large leak detected.
This code usually means the gas cap may have been loose or needs the rubber gasket.

P0500 = No vehicle speed sensor signal.
Vehicle speed sensor is located on the transmission near one of the axle shafts (it may need replacing).

P0700 = EATX controller DTC present.
This simply means you have transmission related codes.

P0732 = Gear ratio error in 2nd gear.
This code is of some concern, it means the transmission is slipping in 2nd gear. However the trans may be in limp mode due to the speed sensor code (limp mode means the trans starts out in second gear in order to at least get to a mechanic). The first thing I would do is have these codes cleared as there may be absolutely nothing wrong with the transmission (especially if you pull the trans dip stick and the fluid does not have a burnt smell. The vehicle should drive normally after that. If the check engine light comes back, have the codes scanned ASAP (before any other unrelated code sets). Chances are it may be the output speed sensor if this happens (easy fix). Hope this helps


Oct 26, 2011 | 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

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My 08' has 35,523 miles and my Warrenty is up tomorrow. GUESS what came on today, SERVICE ENGINE light! This has come on twice before and I did take it to have a computer analysis of what was causing it...

Facts: Computer Analysis--just terminology,
no computers are used in vehicle diagnoses
A scanner is used to look at the same data your
vehicles processor sees

Any Check Light--requires that you check for codes,
diagnose those codes,not replace anything.
Then when you know why the light came on and the
codes were set,you proceed with a solution or fix

You don't turn off any System Malfunction Lights
as you loose the stored codes and they will just
come back

There are no dummy lights,stupid lights, they are
OBD2 System Malfunction Indicator Lights
(govt mandated for 30 years now)

Codes don't in most cases tell you anything is wrong,
such as your exhaust sensor,BUT something caused
the sensor to go out of range,and that wasn't diagnosed
and your back for round two. Only no warrantee

You go to a dealer--to buy a vehicle or for warrantee
work. NEVER after that

Local shop.more honest,cheaper and better results

Feb 22, 2011 | 2008 Nissan Xterra

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Codes don't show up

p500=Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction (VSS)
p1540=VSS Signal Too High
P1507= Vehicle speed/Idle Speed Actuator
Speed sensor is faulty or has a bad connection.

Feb 25, 2010 | 2002 Jeep Liberty

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Engine light came on after hard **** going up hill. Brought car to the dealer and they said nothing is wrong but these codes came up and now I'm wanting to know what these codes are

P1243 - Inquiry Response Error - try reading codes again.
P0725 - Engine Speed Circuit Sensor Malfunction. - VSS or wiring bad.
P0705 - Transmission Range Sensor Circuit malfunction (PRNDL Input) - Sensor or wiring bad.

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2005 ToyotaCamry fault code P0500 Vehicle Speed sensor Malfuction

They are not the sensors you want. The car uses the abs wheel sensors for vehicle speed. Your problem lies in the abs system , possibly the left front sensor, abs ecu or speedo cluster, Clear the code and see if it stay out otherwise you'll need to go to a trusted technician. .

Mar 13, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Camry

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