oxygen sensor on 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

My car engine light has come on. The code reads P0420 and was told that means it's the O2 sensor upstream. How much should that cost to fix (parts and labor)?

by in Auburn, WA on February 22, 2011
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ANSWER by on February 22, 2011
I am afraid you may have been misinformed. Code P0420 is for catalytic converter low efficiency. This will commonly require replacement of the catalytic converter. Please use the RepairPal estimator to find the cost to replace the catalytic converter on your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. Here is a link - https://repairpal.com/estimator?car_type_id=3218
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The Diagnostic code said oxygen sensor and a long list of things it could be.
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The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.