P2167 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor E Maximum Stop Performance

Our certified mechanics come to you · Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON

Cost of diagnosing the P2167 code

P2167 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor E Maximum Stop Performance". 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. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.

Cars Estimate Credit towards follow-up repair Earliest Availability
Ford$20.00
Toyota$20.00
BMW$20.00
SCHEDULE P2167 DIAGNOSTIC Get a fair and transparent estimate upfront

P2167 code definition

Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor E Maximum Stop Performance

What the P2167 code means

The P2167 code is a general OBD-II diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that indicates a fault with the throttle / pedal position sensor E maximum stop performance. This code may be seen with other throttle body and pedal position sensor codes.

The electronic throttle body uses the signals from the throttle position sensor and the pedal position sensor to determine how far to open the throttle plate allowing air into the engine. The electronic control unit (ECU) detects the maximum stop performance fault with sensor E and triggers the Check Engine Light. The Check Engine Light will be visible on the dashboard and a failsafe mode will be set. This failsafe mode will remain until the code is repaired or normal operation is detected.

What causes the P2167 code?

  • Electronic throttle body failure
  • Open or short in the sensor wiring harness
  • Poor electrical connection
  • Throttle position sensor failure
  • Pedal position sensor failure

What are the symptoms of the P2167 code?

How does a mechanic diagnose the P2167 code?

  • Uses a scan tool to check for any codes stored in the ECU. There may be pending and history codes found.

  • Takes note of all codes present, as well as the freeze frame data for the conditions under which the code was triggered.

  • Clears all codes for a fresh start.

  • Takes the vehicle on a road test if it is safe to be driven. The road test will be under similar conditions to the freeze frame data, if possible.

  • Performs a visual inspection looking for any obvious signs of damage or part failure. The technician will also look for worn or damaged wiring.

  • Uses a multimeter to check for the proper voltage present at the throttle position sensor as well as the pedal position sensor.

  • If the proper voltage is found, then the air intake will be removed and the technician will inspect the electronic throttle body for any damage and the ability to function.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P2167 code

Mistakes are commonly made when there is a failure to follow diagnostic steps. Step-by-step diagnosis is critical to inspect the entire system and not miss simple obvious causes that can be overlooked. It is easy to replace the electronic throttle body as a whole only to find a wiring issue was the only cause.

How serious is the P2167 code?

P2167 can exhibit some rather serious symptoms such as the vehicle not starting, or no acceleration. In vehicles with driveability problems, they should not be driven until the car is repaired. The P2167 code may make the vehicle unsafe to drive.

What repairs can fix the P2167 code?

  • Replacing the electronic throttle body
  • Repairing or replacing the wiring harness
  • Replacing the throttle position sensor
  • Replacing the pedal position sensor
  • Resolving poor electrical connections

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P2167 code

An advanced scan tool is a critical tool for diagnosing the P2167 code. This type of scan tool allows the technician to view the live data stream in the ECU. The datastream provides information that would otherwise not be obtainable, such as calculated engine load and throttle open percentage.

Need help with a P2167 code?

YourMechanic offers certified mobile mechanics who will come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your vehicle. Get a quote and book an appointment online or speak to a service advisor at 1-800-701-6230.

P2167
trouble codes
Check Engine Light

No more waiting rooms! Our mechanics will come to you to diagnose and fix the P2167 code.

SCHEDULE P2167 DIAGNOSTIC
Get a $20 credit for the follow-up repair

Recent Check Engine Light is on Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Check Engine Light is on Inspection Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

5,156

Rating Summary
4,752
196
50
27
131
4,752
196
50
27
131

Al

21 years of experience
14 reviews
Al
21 years of experience
Nissan Pathfinder - Check Engine Light is on - Atlanta, Georgia
Al, was cool and very knowledgeable. Being direct and upfront always works. Al, is a credit to the company.

Xavier

10 years of experience
20 reviews
Xavier
10 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Check Engine Light is on - Frisco, Texas
Xavier was GREAT!!! He made sure that I understood everything that he did to my vehicle and answered all my questions. Very thorough and even worked thru the light rain that we had. When I have to use this service again, I hope to be able to request him!

Luis

14 years of experience
52 reviews
Luis
14 years of experience
Kia Sorento - Check Engine Light is on - Las Vegas, Nevada
Luis did an excellent job in determining that this was a warranty issue on bad parts. He has integrity and is good at what he does. I would highly recommend him for any auto repairs that come up.

Reginald

36 years of experience
32 reviews
Reginald
36 years of experience
BMW 325i - Check Engine Light is on - Los Angeles, California
Reginald was incredibly helpful in helping me to diagnose several issues in my car, as well as repair issues to help me pass a break and light test. He even went so far as to come to the brake and light testing location so that he could ensure that the car passed and be there if anything else needed to be fixed on the spot. Absolutely would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an honest and knowledgeable mechanic!


More related articles

P2213 OBD-II Trouble Code: NOx Sensor Circuit Bank 2
P2213 means there is an issue with the NOx Sensor Circuit Bank 2, most likely due to a faulty catalytic converter, or bad oxygen sensors.
P0772 OBD-II Trouble Code: Shift Solenoid E Stuck On
P0772 means that a problem in the shift solenoid was detected, usually in the form of an incorrect gear ratio due to low or dirty transmission fluid.
P2562 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Control Position Sensor Circuit
P2562 Code Definition The P2562 code is a generic powertrain code related to vehicle speed control and the idle control system. It...

Related questions

Service park assist is displaying on dash

Hello, and thank you for writing in. Your vehicle is equipped with the Park Assist feature which will help you park in difficult situations. When the computer system detects there is an issue, the warning light illuminates to let you...

Truck making loud gear noise when driving

This type of noise is typical of a bad hub bearing. When you turn left, you put more pressure on the right tire stressing the already bad bearing. This is why the noise seems to get louder. Bad hub bearings...

Is the cam sensor replacement the camshaft sensor?

It may be due to the camshaft sensor but would not know unless another test is done to get the failure codes like a P0340 or P0344. The light can come on for over 100 different codes and is only...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com