P0500 – Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction

Meaning:

When the vehicle speed given by the VSS is not within the expected range, the P0500 happens
The P0500 is triggered when the vehicle speed given by the VSS is not within the expected range

The vehicle speed, as given by the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is not within the expected range.

Main Symptoms:

Possible Causes:

  • Defective VSS
  • Wiring problem in VSS circuit
  • PCM is not configured properly for the tire size of the vehicle

Diagnostic Steps:

  • Visually inspect all wiring to VSS and check for open, short, broken and chaffed wires
  • Check the voltage of the speed sensor

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