AutoCodes - Scion - P0120 2006 SCION XB

P0120 2006 SCION XB Code - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
Table of contents

|P0120 2006 SCION XB code possible causes

  • Faulty Throttle Position Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor circuit is open or shorted
  • Throttle Position Sensor poor electrical connection

|How do I fix the P0120 2006 SCION XB code?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0120 2006 SCION XB code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0120 2006 SCION XB code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0120 2006 SCION XB code detected?

Malfunction is detected when an excessively low or high voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM.

|What are P0120 2006 SCION XB code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|P0120 2006 SCION XB code description

The throttle position sensor (TPS) responds to the accelerator pedal movement. This sensor is a kind of potentiometer which transforms the throttle position into output voltage, and emits the voltage signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). In addition, the sensor detects the opening and closing speed of the throttle valve and feeds the voltage signal to the ECM.
Idle position of the throttle valve is determined by the ECM receiving the signal from the throttle position sensor. This sensor controls engine operation such as fuel cut. On the other hand, the Wide open and closed throttle position switch, which is built into the throttle position sensor unit, is not used for engine control.
OBDII Code P0120 2006 Scion Xb - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'A' Circuit Malfunction - AutoCodes.com

|Need more information with the P0120 2006 SCION XB code?

Need more information on how to fix the P0120 2006 SCION XB code? Get Access to Factory Service Manuals

|Need help with a P0120 2006 SCION XB code?

Get the P0120 2006 Scion Xb code diagnosed by a professional: Find a repair shop in your area

|P0120 2006 SCION XB code comments

Help us improve AutoCodes.com. Leave a comment below or tell us if the information above helps you fix the code. What are the symptoms on your vehicle for the P0120 2006 Scion Xb code? Have you replaced any parts?
Any information is appreciated. Thanks
Top ⇧
Repair Importance Level: 3
 
1=Low 2=Medium 3=High What is this?
Repair Difficulty Level: 2
 
1=Easy 2=Moderate 3=Hard What is this?