Engine-Codes - Honda - P0133 HONDA

P0133 HONDA Code - O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0133 HONDA Code?

  • Faulty Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1
  • Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 harness is open or shorted
  • Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Inappropriate fuel pressure
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Intake air leaks may be faulty
  • Exhaust gas leaks

|How to Fix the P0133 HONDA Code?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|P0133 HONDA code tech notes

Replacing the Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 usually takes care of the problem.

There are Factory Service Bulletins for the following Honda models:

1998-2001 Honda Prelude
1998-2001 Honda Prelude Factory Service Bulletin Honda Prelude OBDII Code P0133

1998-2002 Honda Accord
1998-2002 Honda Accord Factory Service Bulletin Honda Accord OBDII Code P0133

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0133 HONDA code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0133 HONDA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0133 HONDA code detected?

The response of the voltage signal from the sensor takes more than the specified time.

|What are P0133 HONDA code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • High Fuel Consumption
  • Excessive Smoke from Exhaust

|What Does the P0133 HONDA Code Mean?

The front heated oxygen sensor (or O2 sensor 1) is placed into the exhaust manifold. It detects the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas compared to the outside air. The heated oxygen sensor 1 has a closed-end tube made of ceramic zirconia. The zirconia generates voltage from approximately 1V in richer conditions to 0V in leaner conditions. The heated oxygen sensor 1 signal is sent to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM adjusts the injection pulse duration to achieve the ideal air-fuel ratio. The ideal air-fuel ratio occurs near the radical change from 1V to 0V.

O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1

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