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P0140 - OBD-II Trouble Code

Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0140 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0140 code.

What Does P0140 Code Mean?

Fault Code Definition

The Catalyst Monitoring Oxygen Sensor evaluates the rear most Catalytic Converter's emissions-reducing capability. Code P0140 is set when there is no activity in the signal from the Rear Oxygen Sensor.

P0140 Symptoms

  • Check Engine Light will illuminate
  • In many cases, no abnormal symptoms may be noticed
  • In some cases, the vehicle will fail an Emissions Test
  • In many cases, the NOx emissions will be elevated

Common Problems That Trigger the P0140 Code

  • Defective Catalytic Converter
  • Faulty Rear Oxygen Sensor wiring or connections

Common Misdiagnoses

  • Oxygen Sensor is replaced when the problem is a defective Catalytic Converter
  • Oxygen Sensor is replaced when the problem is faulty sensor wiring or connections

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