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Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0227 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0227 code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P0227

    OBD-II Code Decreased engine performance is defined as a Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "C" Circuit Low

    The Throttle Position Sensor/Switch is located on the Throttle Body of the Intake Manifold and the Pedal Position Sensor/Switch is part of the Accelerator Pedal assembly. These sensors tell the engine control module (PCM) how fast the driver wants to go and how quickly it needs to get up to speed. When the PCM detects a problem with this sensor or the circuit for the sensor, it will set code P0227.The PCM may also limit the speed of the vehicle to 20 miles per hour or less ("Limp home mode") to protect the engine and the driver due to the control module's inability to accurately detect the engine performance being requested.

    Decreased engine performance Symptoms

    • Decreased engine performance
    • Engine may enter limp home mode (reduced performance)
    • Increased fuel consumption

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0227 Code

    • Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) assembly failure
    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) failure
    • Wiring issue
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