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P0221 VOLKSWAGEN Code - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0221 VOLKSWAGEN code possible causes

  • Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) harness is open or shorted
  • Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
  • Fault Electric Throttle Control Actuator (or Throttle Body Motor)
  • Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor (APP)

|How do I fix the P0221 VOLKSWAGEN 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 P0221 VOLKSWAGEN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0221 VOLKSWAGEN 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 P0221 VOLKSWAGEN code detected?

An unexpected voltage from the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM).

|What are P0221 VOLKSWAGEN code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • No throttle response

|P0221 VOLKSWAGEN code description

Electric Throttle Control Actuator consists of throttle control motor, throttle position sensor (TPS), etc. The throttle position sensor responds to the throttle valve movement.
The throttle position sensor has the two sensors. These sensors are a kind of potentiometers which transform the throttle valve position into output voltage, and emit the voltage signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM) In addition, these sensors detect the opening and closing speed of the throttle valve and feed the voltage signals to the ECM. The ECM judges the current opening angle of the throttle valve from these signals and the ECM controls the throttle control motor to make the throttle valve opening angle properly in response to driving condition.
OBDII Code P0221 Volkswagen - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'B' Circuit  - AutoCodes.com

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