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P0135 Oxygen O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)

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Technical Description
Oxygen O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

What does that mean? This diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a generic powertrain code, which means that it applies to OBD-II equipped vehicles. Although generic, the specific repair steps may vary depending on make/model. This code refers to the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1.

The heated circuit in the oxygen sensor decreases time needed to enter closed loop. As the O2 heater reaches operating temperature, the oxygen sensor responds by switching according to oxygen content of the exhaust surrounding it. The ECM tracks how long it takes for the oxygen sensor to begin switching.