Engine-Codes - Ford - P0500 2008 FORD FUSION

P0500 2008 FORD FUSION Code - Vehicle Speed Sensor 'A'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0500 2008 FORD FUSION code possible causes

  • Damaged wheel speed sensors
  • 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 is the P0500 2008 FORD FUSION 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.

|P0500 2008 FORD FUSION code tech notes

Check for visible damage to the wheel speed sensors first.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0500 2008 FORD FUSION code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0500 2008 FORD FUSION 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 2008 FORD FUSION code detected?

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

|What are P0500 2008 FORD FUSION code possible symptoms?

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

|What is P0500 2008 FORD FUSION code meaning?

Indicates the powertrain control module (PCM) detected an error in the vehicle speed information. Vehicle speed data is received from either the VSS, the transfer case speed sensor (TCSS) or the anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module. If the engine RPM is above the torque converter stall speed (automatic transmission) and the engine load is high, it can be inferred that the vehicle must be moving. If there is insufficient vehicle speed data input, a concern is indicated and a DTC is set. On most vehicle applications the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated when this DTC is set.

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