PTR 524173.17 – Clutch Pedal Voltage Low

PTR 524173.17 (PTR )

Code: 524173.17



This error code, PTR 524173.17, indicates that the Power Train Reverser (PTR) control unit has detected that the clutch pedal position sensor circuit A voltage is below 0.03 V or circuit B voltage is below 0.015 V for 0.5 seconds, with the sensor reference voltage within range. This can occur due to sensor faults, wiring issues, or control unit problems.


When this error is detected, the PTR control unit may disable the clutch functionality to prevent potential damage or unsafe operation. The system may also display a warning message to alert the operator.


Inspect Clutch Pedal Position Sensor:

  • Check the clutch pedal position sensor for proper operation.
  • Ensure the sensor is not damaged, misaligned, or malfunctioning. Replace if necessary.

Check Wiring and Connections:

  • Inspect the wiring and connectors related to the clutch pedal position sensor.
  • Ensure all connections are secure and free from corrosion, damage, or short circuits.

Test Sensor Circuitry:

  • Use a multimeter to test the sensor circuitry for proper functionality.
  • Ensure there are no short circuits or open circuits causing the low voltage.

Examine Control Unit:

  • Verify that the PTR control unit is functioning correctly.
  • Check for any diagnostic trouble codes in the control unit that might relate to the clutch pedal position sensor.

Update Software:

  • Ensure that the PTR control unit software is up-to-date.
  • Apply any available software updates or patches from the manufacturer.

Monitor Sensor Operation:

  • After addressing the issue, monitor the clutch pedal position sensor operation during use.
  • Ensure that the sensor provides accurate and consistent readings.


Maintaining accurate sensor readings is crucial for the proper functioning of the clutch system. Regular inspection and maintenance of the clutch pedal position sensor and related components can help prevent such issues.

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