Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
The Accelerator Pedal Assembly contains 2 Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensors. The APP sensors are mounted to the accelerator pedal assembly and are not serviceable. The APP sensors provide a signal voltage that changes relative to the pedal position. The Engine Control Module (ECM) supplies each APP sensor with a 5 V reference circuit, a low reference circuit, and a signal circuit.
Both the APP sensors 1 and 2 signal percentages increase as the pedal is depressed, from approximately 0 percent at rest to above 95 percent when fully depressed.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the ECM detects that the APP sensor 1 voltage is greater than 4.75 V for less than 1 s.