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resevil83
11-05-2005, 12:04 PM
My car just threw a code, I didn't notice any erratic idle symptoms, no over heating, nothing. I went to Autozone and they said that my 02 sensor heater malfunctioned. Bank 1 Sensor 2. They concluded this because they scanned my car and got the P0141. I searched and found that these cars FALSELY throw the codes? I was wondering now that my 01 Grand am is out of warranty with 60k miles, should I take it to the dealership and tell them to update my cars computer? Or will they charge me? And how can I tell which sensor it is, and or if it's really bad?

stanjk3
11-05-2005, 01:33 PM
Having a random sensor glitch cause a code could probably happen on any car. Happened on my wife's Subaru, was also for the 02 sensor. I cleared it and it hasn't come back on.
I'd do the same, if there's a problem it will come back on. If it's just a random glitch then it won't. An 02 sensor shouldn't go bad at only 60K miles. I'm at 77K miles and still have the original.