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Toyota Venza: Throttle / Pedal Position Sensor / Switch "D" Circuit Range / Performance (P2121)

Toyota Venza Service Manual / 1ar-fe Engine Control / Sfi System / Throttle / Pedal Position Sensor / Switch "D" Circuit Range / Performance (P2121)

DESCRIPTION

Refer to DTC P2120 (See page ).


HINT:

This DTC relates to the accelerator pedal sensor assembly.

DTC No.

DTC Detection Condition

Trouble Area

P2121

Either of following conditions 1 or 2 met for 0.5 seconds (1 trip detection logic):

  • 1. Difference between VPA and VPA2 is less than 0.4 V, or more than 1.2 V. (learned value of accelerator off position)
  • 2. Difference between VPA and VPA2 is greater than or equal to the specified value.
  • Accelerator pedal sensor assembly
  • ECM

MONITOR DESCRIPTION

The accelerator pedal position sensor is mounted on the accelerator pedal bracket. The accelerator pedal position sensor has 2 sensor elements and 2 signal outputs: VPA and VPA2. VPA is used to detect the actual accelerator pedal angle (used for engine control) and VPA2 is used to detect malfunctions in VPA. When the difference between the output voltages of VPA and VPA2 deviates from the standard, the ECM determines that the accelerator pedal position sensor is malfunctioning. The ECM turns on the MIL and stores the DTC.

MONITOR STRATEGY

Related DTCs

P2121: Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Rationality

Required Sensors/Components (Main)

Accelerator pedal position sensor assembly

Required Sensors/Components (Related)

-

Frequency of Operation

Continuous

Duration

0.5 seconds

MIL Operation

Immediate

Sequence of Operation

None

TYPICAL ENABLING CONDITIONS

ALL

Monitor runs whenever following DTCs not stored

None

Either of the following conditions met

1 or 2

1. Time after ignition switch off to ON

0.012 seconds or more

2. Command to electronic throttle actuator power

On

Accelerator pedal position sensor circuit fail (P2120, P2122, P2123, P2125, P2127, P2128, P2138)

Not detected

TYPICAL MALFUNCTION THRESHOLDS

Case 1

Difference between VPA voltage and VPA2 voltage (learned value of accelerator off position)

Less than 0.4 V, or higher than 1.2 V

Case 2

All of the following conditions are met

-

[(VPA voltage - Learned VPA accelerator off position voltage) - (VPA2 voltage - Learned VPA2 accelerator off position voltage)]

0.165 V or higher (varies with accelerator position)

VPA2 voltage

Less than 4.84 V

Either of the following conditions is met

a or b

a) VPA voltage - Learned VPA accelerator off position voltage

0.04 V or higher

b) VPA2 voltage - Learned VPA2 accelerator off position voltage

0.04 V or higher

CONFIRMATION DRIVING PATTERN


  1. Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to ON and turn the Techstream on.
  3. Clear the DTCs (even if no DTCs are stored, perform the clear DTC procedure).
  4. Turn the ignition switch off and wait for at least 30 seconds.
  5. Turn the ignition switch to ON and turn the Techstream on [A].
  6. Wait for 5 seconds after turning the ignition switch to ON.
  7. Operate the accelerator pedal in accordance with the following procedure [B].
    1. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Data List / Gas Throttle / Accel Sens. No. 1 Volt %, and Accel Sens. No. 2 Volt %.
    2. Slowly depress the accelerator pedal until Accel Sens. No. 1 Volt % is approximately 30% and Accel Sens. No. 2 Volt % is approximately 46%, then slowly release the accelerator pedal.
  8. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Trouble Codes [C].
  9. Read the pending DTCs.

    HINT:

    • If a pending DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.
    • If a pending DTC is not output, perform the following procedure.
  10. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Utility / All Readiness.
  11. Input the DTC: P2121.
  12. Check the DTC judgment result.

    Techstream Display

    Description

    NORMAL

    • DTC judgment completed
    • System normal

    ABNORMAL

    • DTC judgment completed
    • System abnormal

    INCOMPLETE

    • DTC judgment not completed
    • Perform driving pattern after confirming DTC enabling conditions

    N/A

    • Unable to perform DTC judgment
    • Number of DTCs which do not fulfill DTC preconditions has reached ECU memory limit

    HINT:

    • If the judgment result shows NORMAL, the system is normal.
    • If the judgment result shows ABNORMAL, the system has a malfunction.
    • If the judgment result shows INCOMPLETE or N/A, perform steps [B] and [C] again.
  13. If no pending DTC is output, perform a universal trip and check for permanent DTCs (See page ).

    HINT:

    • If a permanent DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.
    • If no permanent DTC is output, the system is normal.

FAIL-SAFE

The accelerator pedal sensor assembly has 2 (main and sub) sensor circuits. If a malfunction occurs in either of the sensor circuits, the ECM limits the engine output. If both circuits malfunction, the ECM regards of the accelerator pedal angle as being fully closed. In this case, the throttle valve remains closed as if the engine is idling.

If a pass condition is detected and then the ignition switch is turned off, the fail-safe operation stops and the system returns to normal.

WIRING DIAGRAM

Refer to DTC P2120 (See page ).


CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • This DTC relates to the accelerator pedal position sensor.
  • Read freeze frame data using the Techstream. The ECM records vehicle and driving condition information as freeze frame data the moment a DTC is stored. When troubleshooting, freeze frame data can help determine if the vehicle was moving or stationary, if the engine was warmed up or not, if the air fuel ratio was lean or rich, and other data from the time the malfunction occurred.

PROCEDURE

1.

CHECK ANY OTHER DTCS OUTPUT (IN ADDITION TO DTC P2121)

(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(b) Turn the ignition switch to ON.

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Trouble Codes.

(e) Read the DTCs.

Result

Proceed to

DTC P2121 is output

A

DTC P2121 and other DTCs are output

B

HINT:

If any DTCs other than P2121 are output, troubleshoot those DTCs first.


B

GO TO DTC CHART


A

2.

READ VALUE USING TECHSTREAM (ACCELERATOR PEDAL SENSOR ASSEMBLY)


(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(b) Turn the ignition switch to ON.

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Data List / Accel Sensor Out No. 1 and Accel Sensor Out No. 2.

(e) Read the values displayed on the Techstream.

Standard Voltage:

Accelerator Pedal Operation

Accel Sensor Out No. 1

Accel Sensor Out No. 2

Fully Released

0.5 to 1.1 V

1.2 to 2.0 V

Fully Depressed

2.6 to 4.5 V

3.4 to 4.75 V

Text in Illustration

*a

Fully Depressed

*b

Fully Released


OK

CHECK FOR INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS


NG

3.

REPLACE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY

(a) Replace the accelerator pedal assembly (See page ).



NEXT

4.

CHECK WHETHER DTC OUTPUT RECURS (DTC P2121)

(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(b) Turn the ignition switch to ON.

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Clear the DTCs (See page ).


(e) Turn the ignition switch off and wait for at least 30 seconds.

(f) Drive the vehicle in accordance with the driving pattern described in the Confirmation Driving Pattern.

(g) Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Trouble Codes.

(h) Read the DTCs.

Result

Proceed to

DTC P2121 is output

A

DTC is not output

B


A

REPLACE ECM


B

END

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