Engine-Codes - Nissan - P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA

P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA - Vehicle Speed Sensor

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA Possible Causes

  • Faulty Wheel Speed Sensor
  • Wheel speed sensor harness or connectors is open or shorted
  • Wheel speed sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Control Unit
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

How is the P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA 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.

Tech Notes

Before replacing any parts try cleaning all the Wheel Speed Sensors and sensor's gear, and clear the code. If the light comes back you may have to replace the sensor.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA 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.
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When is the code detected?

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

Possible Symptoms

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

P0500 2011 NISSAN SENTRA Meaning

When the sensor rotor rotates, the magnetic field changes. It converts the magnetic field changes to current signals (rectangular wave) and transmits them to the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Actuator and Electric Unit (Control Unit). The vehicle speed signal is sent to the combination meter from the ABS Actuator and Electric Unit (Control Unit) by Controlled Area Network (CAN) communication line. The combination meter then sends a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM) by CAN communication line.

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