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P0461

P0461 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

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Possible causes
- Faulty fuel level sensor
- Fuel level sensor harness is open or shorted
- Fuel level sensor circuit poor electrical connection
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When is the code detected?
The output signal of the fuel level sensor does not change within the specified range even though the vehicle has been driven a long distance.
Possible symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Incorrect fuel level reading
P0461 Description

The fuel level sensor is mounted in the fuel level sensor unit. The sensor detects a fuel level in the fuel tank and transmits a signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The fuel level sensor consists of two parts, one is mechanical float and the other side is variable resistor. The fuel level sensor output voltage changes depending on the movement of the fuel mechanical float.

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