Nothing happens when I push my Gas Pedal


Asked by Aug 08, 2016 at 11:38 PM about the 2009 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had to jump start my car because I left my head
lights on. When I put my car in Drive and I push the
pedal nothing happens but my car goes in gear
even when I put it in reverse. I have a 2009 Camry
and I've never have had any issues with my car
before this. Can anyone please tell what this could
be? Thank you in advance

5 Answers


Sounds like the accelerator position sensor. NOT to be confused with the throttle position sensor. The accelerator position sensor (if you have one) is attached to the gas pedal and basically tells the computer how much to rev the engine. Many newer vehicles don't have a throttle cable anymore. They use these sensors instead. HTH. -Jim


Also check for a blown ( ETCS ) Electronic Throttle Control System ) fuse.


Okay I was able to get my car scanned last night with a code thing. (Sorry I don't know what it was called) but I got the code 2118; do you know what this means and what I steps I need to getting it fixed?


That trouble code is for the throttle actuator control motor range/performance. In other words the motor that is supposed to respond to the position of the accelerator pedal, isn't. It's probably either a bad electrical connection for the motor. Or the motor itself is bad. HTH. -Jim


I had to replace the throttle body. It is complete but I need to preform an "idle speed relearn". Do you know how to complete this? I have gotten my RPM up to 3000 at its highest. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. -Kristin

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