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P0502 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Vehicle Speed Sensor Low Input". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic for $70.00. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $30.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
Vehicle Speed Sensor Low Input
The P0502 trouble code means that the Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected a different reading of speed between the vehicle speed sensor and the wheel speed sensors.
Other than a Check Engine Light and an inaccurate speedometer, there should be next to no symptoms associated with this trouble code.
The most common cause of the P0502 trouble code is a faulty vehicle speed sensor so the mechanic would likely start by locating it. If the sensors wiring and connector seem to be in good condition, the mechanic would then test the vehicle speed sensor using the manufacturer’s recommended procedure.
The mechanic would also check all the wheels and tires to ensure they are the correct size. A check of the suspension on all four wheels would be performed to check the tone rings and wheel speed sensors.
Finally, if no other issues are found, the ECM would be tested and parts would be replaced at the customer’s request.
A common mistake that could be made when this trouble code is stored would be to replace the vehicle’s instrument cluster due to the inaccurate speedometer. The instrument cluster receives a signal from the vehicle speed sensor so it is important to check there first.
This trouble code is not very serious at all due to the fact that it does not cause any drivability issues. The only thing to worry about with this trouble code is getting a speeding ticket due to the inaccurate speedometer.
Repairs that can fix the P0502 trouble code may include:
Many people like the looks of very large wheels on their vehicle. However, they do not realize the potential damages this can cause to the vehicle. The ride quality suffers, the wheels are more susceptible to damage from pot-holes, the brakes do not work as well, the steering is not as predictable, and codes such as the P0502 may be stored.
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