AutoCodes - Toyota - P0500 TOYOTA

P0500 TOYOTA Code - Vehicle Speed Sensor 'A'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0500 TOYOTA 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 TOYOTA 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 TOYOTA code tech notes

The P0500 code is very common on the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Camry, Toyota Tundra, Toyota RAV-4. 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.

There are Factory Service Bulletin for the following Toyota models:

2005 Toyota Camry
2006 Toyota Camry
2006 Toyota Solara
2005-2006 Toyota Camry, Solara Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0500

2007 Toyota Camry
2008 Toyota Camry
2009 Toyota Camry
2007-2009 Toyota Camry Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0500









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|Cost of diagnosing the P0500 TOYOTA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0500 TOYOTA 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.

|What are P0500 TOYOTA code possible symptoms?

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

|P0500 TOYOTA 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. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when almost 0 km/h (0 MPH) signal from the Vehicle Speed Sensor is sent to ECM even when the vehicle is being driven.
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