Failsafe of Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor

The accelerator pedal position sensor comprises two (Main, Sub) sensor circuits.

If a malfunction occurs in either of the sensor circuits, the ECM detects the abnormal signal voltage difference between these two sensor circuits and switches into the limp mode. In the limp mode, the remaining circuit is used to calculate the accelerator pedal opening, in order to operate the vehicle under limp mode control.

If both circuits malfunction, the ECM detects the abnormal signal voltage from these two sensor circuits and discontinues the throttle control. At this time, the vehicle can be driven within its idling range.

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