check engine light on 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

My light came on after I filed up the tank, the code says o2 sensor? Is that accurate?

by in Lorain, OH on January 29, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on January 29, 2010
A stored failed O2 sensor code is usually pretty valid capture of what is wrong particularly if it the heater circuit in the sensor that as failed is is usually 99.9% of the times certain that replacing the sensor will "cure" the Check Engine Light. If the Check Engine light light illuminates while you are driving, the car's on board computer sees a fault in the engines management system that is causing an excess amount of pollutants to be emitted from your car. This could result in engine damage if left neglected. Some problems that can cause the Check Engine light to stay on may take two "drive cycles' to complete before illuminating the Check Engine Light. The computer sees a problem and looks for an identical set of circumstances to occur to confirm that it has indeed seen a problem before turning on the light. A Check Engine light that continually flashes while you are driving is serious and is a sign that the computer sees a problem that seriously risks damaging the catalytic converter which may result in an expensive repair or even may cause a fire! Diagnostic codes are stored in the vehicle's computer and can be retrieved using a scantool that communicates with the computer in your car. We have in our Repairpal website an encyclopedia with in depth articles about computer, and computer control systems, emission and driveability problems.
Related Items:
2.0L turbo charged engines may develop a hesitation on acceleration and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light due to a failed high pressure fuel pump or a worn camshaft follower or camshaft. Our technicia...
Check engine light flashes, would go over 30 mph
I need it to pass the smog test and my check engine light is on
My check engine light has been on consistantly now for about 2 years. Prior to that it was an intermittent issue....
Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

Related Content