Engine-Codes - Generic - P0461

P0461 Code - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P0461 code possible causes

  • Faulty fuel level sensor
  • Fuel level sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel level sensor circuit poor electrical connection

|How is the P0461 code repair?

Start by checking 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0461 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0461 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 P0461 code detected?

The output signal of the fuel level sensor does not change within the specified range even though the vehicle has been driven a long distance.

|What are P0461 code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Incorrect fuel level reading

|What is P0461 code meaning?

The fuel level sensor is mounted in the fuel level sensor unit. The sensor detects a fuel level in the fuel tank and transmits a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The fuel level sensor consists of two parts, one is mechanical float and the other side is variable resistor. The fuel level sensor output voltage changes depending on the movement of the fuel mechanical float.

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