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P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN Code - Vehicle Speed Sensor

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN code possible causes

  • Faulty Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Vehicle speed sensor harness or connectors is open or shorted
  • Vehicle speed sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

|How do I fix the P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN 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.

|P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN code tech notes

On most Nissan models the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is installed in the transaxle, on some Nissan models poor connection at the speedometer can cause the problem. Before replacing the sensor you should try cleaning the sensor gear and erasing the code. If the light comes back you may have to replace the sensor.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN 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 P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN code detected?

The almost 0 km/h (0 MPH) signal from vehicle speed sensor is sent to ECM even when vehicle is being driven.

|What are P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Speedometer may not work properly
  • Transmission shifting problem

|P0500 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN code description

The vehicle speed sensor outputs a 4 pulse signal for every revolution of the rotor shaft, which is rotated by the transmission output shaft via the driven gear. After this signal is converted into a more precise rectangular waveform by the waveform shaping circuit inside the combination meter, it is then transmitted to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM determines the vehicle speed based on the frequency of these pulse signals.
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