SFI SYSTEM(w/ Canister Pump Module), Diagnostic DTC:P2118

DTC Code DTC Name
P2118 Throttle Actuator Control Motor Current Range / Performance

DESCRIPTION

The electronic throttle control system has a dedicated power supply circuit. The voltage (+BM) is monitored and when it is low (less than 4 V), the ECM determines that there is a malfunction in the electronic throttle control system and cuts off the current to the throttle actuator.

When the voltage becomes unstable, the electronic throttle control system itself becomes unstable. For this reason, when the voltage is low, the current to the throttle actuator is cut. If repairs are made and the system returns to normal, turn the engine switch off. The ECM then allows the current to flow to the throttle actuator so that it can be restarted.

Tech Tips

The electronic throttle control system does not use a throttle cable.

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DTC No. Detection Item DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area MIL Memory
P2118 Throttle Actuator Control Motor Current Range / Performance An open in the electronic throttle control system power source (+BM) circuit (1 trip detection logic).
  • Open in electronic throttle control system power source circuit

  • Battery

  • Battery terminals

  • ETCS fuse

  • ECM

Comes on DTC stored

MONITOR DESCRIPTION

The ECM monitors the battery supply voltage applied to the throttle actuator.

When the power supply voltage (+BM) is less than 4 V for 0.8 seconds or more, the ECM interprets this as an open in the power supply circuit (+BM). The ECM then illuminates the MIL and stores this DTC.

MONITOR STRATEGY

Required Sensors/Components

Throttle actuator

Throttle valve (throttle body with motor assembly)

ETCS fuse

Frequency of Operation Continuous

CONFIRMATION DRIVING PATTERN

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  1. Connect the GTS to the DLC3.

  2. Turn the engine switch on (IG).

  3. Turn the GTS on.

  4. Clear the DTCs (even if no DTCs are stored, perform the clear DTC procedure).

  5. Turn the engine switch off and wait for at least 30 seconds.

  6. Turn the engine switch on (IG).

  7. Turn the GTS on [A].

  8. Start the engine.

  9. Slowly depress the accelerator pedal, raise the engine speed to approximately 3000 rpm over approximately 5 seconds, and then idle the engine [B].

  10. Check that 16 seconds or more have elapsed since the engine was started.

  11. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Trouble Codes [C].

  12. Read the pending DTCs.

    Tech Tips


    • If a pending DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.

    • If a pending DTC is not output, perform the following procedure.

  13. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Utility / All Readiness.

  14. Input the DTC: P2118.

  15. Check the DTC judgment result.

    GTS 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

    Tech Tips


    • 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.

FAIL-SAFE

When any of these DTCs or other DTCs relating to Electronic Throttle Control System (ETCS) malfunctions are stored, the ECM enters fail-safe mode. During fail-safe mode, the ECM cuts the current to the throttle actuator, and the throttle valve is returned to a 6° throttle valve opening angle by the return spring. The ECM then adjusts the engine output by controlling the fuel injection (intermittent fuel-cut) and ignition timing, in accordance with the accelerator pedal opening angle, to allow the vehicle to continue running at a minimal speed. If the accelerator pedal is depressed firmly and gently, the vehicle can be driven slowly.

Fail-safe mode continues until a pass condition is detected, and the engine switch is then turned off.

WIRING DIAGRAM

Refer to DTC P2102.

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CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

Note

Inspect the fuses for circuits related to this system before performing the following procedure.

Tech Tips

Read freeze frame data using the GTS. 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. READ VALUE USING GTS (+BM VOLTAGE)


    1. Connect the GTS to the DLC3.

    2. Turn the engine switch on (IG).

    3. Turn the GTS on.

    4. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Data List / Ptrl Throttle / +BM Voltage.


      Powertrain > Engine > Data List
      Tester Display
      +BM Voltage
    5. Read the value displayed on the GTS.

      Result
      Result Proceed to
      Less than 4 V A
      11 to 14 V B

    B
    A
  2. CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (ECM - BATTERY, BODY GROUND)

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    *a

    Front view of wire harness connector

    (to ECM)


    1. Disconnect the ECM connectors.

    2. Measure the voltage according to the value(s) in the table below.

      Standard Voltage
      Tester Connection Condition Specified Condition
      A58-8 (+BM) - Body ground Always 11 to 14 V
    3. Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

      Standard Resistance
      Tester Connection Condition Specified Condition
      G42-49 (ME01) - Body ground Always Below 1 Ω
      G42-53 (E1) - Body ground Always Below 1 Ω
      Result
      Proceed to
      OK
      NG

    OK
    NG