The brakes failed completely, along with speedometer failure & the car wouldn't shift out of 1st gear. The service engine soon light & brake light came on. All these things happened at the exact same time. I went out to my car one morning & these symptoms presented themselves all together. The day before I had the oiled changed and all the fluids were checked. I am including some information I found on the internet below:
P0500 OBD-II Trouble Code
Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction
What does that mean?
Basically this means that the vehicle's speed as read by the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is not working properly.
Symptoms may include:
" loss of anti-lock brakes
" the "anti-lock" or "brake" warning lamps on the dash may be lit
" the speedometer or odometer may not work properly (or at all)
" your vehicle's RPM limiter may be decreased
" the shifting of an automatic transmission may become erratic
" other symptoms may also be present
I have a very limited amount of money to spend on repairing the car & my hope is to replace the VSS and see if it corrects these issues. If not, I would need to investigate further.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 3:11 PM