Engine-Codes - Ford - P015C FORD

P015C FORD - Oxygen Sensor Delayed Response Rich to Lean Bank 2 Sensor 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P015C FORD Possible Causes

  • Faulty Heated Oxygen Bank 2 Sensor 1
  • Heated Oxygen Bank 2 Sensor 1 harness is open or shorted
  • Heated Oxygen Bank 2 Sensor 1 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Inappropriate fuel pressure
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Intake air leaks may be faulty
  • Exhaust gas leaks

How is the P015C FORD code repair?

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.

What is the cost to diagnose the P015C FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P015C FORD 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.
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When is the code detected?

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

Possible Symptoms

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

P015C FORD Meaning

During a Deceleration Fuel Shut-Off (DFSO) event, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the rear heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) signal to determine if the signal is stuck in range. The PCM expects the signal to exceed a calibrated rich or lean value within a calibrated amount of time. If the signal voltage remains less than the rich value after a number of occurrences, the PCM intrusively controls the fuel system rich over increasing time periods in an attempt to force the signal to greater than the calibrated rich value. The test fails when, after three consecutive intrusive attempts, the signal cannot be forced greater than the calibrated rich value. Also, if the signal voltage remains greater than the lean value after a calibrated amount of time with the fuel injectors off, a counter is incremented. The test fails when after three consecutive occurrences the signal is not less than the calibrated lean value.

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