P0159 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA - HO2S22 slow response sensor
P0159 2006 Nissan Maxima Possible Causes
- Faulty Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2
- Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 harness is open or shorted
- Rear Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Inappropriate fuel pressure
- Faulty fuel injectors
- Intake air leaks may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
P0159 2006 Nissan Maxima Tech NotesReplacing the O2 Sensor 2 usually takes care of the problem
Cost of diagnosing the P0159 2006 Nissan Maxima code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0159 2006 Nissan Maxima code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the code detected?The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has determined that the dynamic value of the affected HO2S is less than a predetermined threshold
P0159 2006 Nissan Maxima Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- High Fuel Consumption
- Excessive Smoke from Exhaust
P0159 2006 Nissan Maxima MeaningThe Powertrain Control Module (PCM) supplies a voltage of about 450 mV between the HO2S high and low signal circuits. The oxygen sensor varies the voltage over a range from about 1,000 mV when the exhaust is rich, down through about 10 mV when the exhaust is lean.
The PCM monitors and stores the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) voltage information. The PCM evaluates the HO2S voltage samples in order to determine the amount of time the HO2S voltage was out of range. The PCM compares the stored HO2S voltage samples taken within each sample period and determines if majority of the samples are out of the operating range.