2008 Lexus RX350 Q&A

2008 Lexus RX350 Question: How do I fix the error code of P0138 on my 2008 Lexus RX 350

I have a mileage of 102000. While driving, I saw the "Check Engine", "TRAC" come on, and the "VSC OFF" light is flashing. I checked the DTC, I have a fault code of P0138. What is the part (and the part number) which needs to be replaced? Can I do it myself? -
Answer 1
code P0138 is bank 1, sensor 2 oxygen sensor circuit voltage too high. this should be the front sensor after the catalytic converter. this repair is best done by a shop; it is not labor intensive but you will need a scanner to clear the code and a lift to access the sensor. expect $177 for the part and $100 or less labor. -
Comment 1
I don't know what my code was, but the Lexus dealer said it was my o2 sensor also, cost $466 to fix and the next day I had the same problem. I was driving for about 1 hr and the the check engine & VSC on again. At the Lexus dealer - running the codes. Lets see what they find NOW. How many times will I have to pay for this? -