“Knocking” occurs when the air-fuel mixture self-ignites prematurely. Sustained knocking causes damage primarily to the cylinder head gasket and cylinder head. The knock sensor identifies the high-frequency engine vibrations characteristic of knocking and transmits a signal to the ECU. The aim is to obtain the maximum energy yield by starting ignition as early as possible. Engines with a knock sensor can reduce fuel consumption and increase torque.
Even at very high temperatures, the knock sensor operates safely and reliably.
The knock sensor is extremely robust against changes in temperature.