Check Engine Light With O2 Sensor Fault Code on Honda Civic

On certain models the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can misinterpret the secondary oxygen sensor data and set a false Check Engine Light. A software update from Honda is needed for this issue.

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Average mileage: 124,591 (28,000–211,000)
3 model years affected: 1999, 2004, 2005
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2005 Honda Civic 105,000 mi,
My 2005 Honda Civic EX intermittently threw a p0135 code saying that the a/f sensor one was either faulty or something was wrong with the heater circuit. It also threw a p0141 code for 02 sensor 2. I replaced both sensors, but the MIL light comes on despite resetting the battery several times. Both sensors were brand new and OEM quality sure fit. I'm taking it to a local shop to have them do a detailed reading to see if it's not something else electrical or if it possibly the PCM.
2004 Honda Civic 74,000 mi,
The MIL is on. Codes P0135 and P0141 are reported for each sensor. The sensors have been replaced. The PCM has been updated. The fuse box has been replaced. The problem persists. Honda isolated the problem to no communications signal at fuse 4 in the cabin fuse box and recommended replacing the fuse box. That was done along with all their other suggestions. All that has been accomplished is that Honda has drained more money out of my economy.
2005 Honda Civic 154,950 mi,
Check engine light reading 0s2 circuit
2004 Honda Civic 112,876 mi,
Same problem, it is not yet fixed.
2005 Honda Civic 123,000 mi,
P0141 code, replaced sensors multiple times, checked fuses, wiring, measured O2 sensors w/ meter,computer o.k., just bought another sensor from dealer (no warranty...go honda!) going to replace sensor in cat. again. If it doesn't fix problem car is going for a downhill drive off of a short pier!!! NEVER OWN A HONDA AGAIN!
2005 Honda Civic 78,000 mi,
Engine light sometimes on - sometimes off. I don't trust the diagnosis.
1999 Honda Civic 211,000 mi,
Check engine light shows something about the o2 sensors and the ECT sensor. Car won't turn over and when it does, it revs up and idle sounds rough. I've had a lot of parts on it replaced but it has not fixed my starting issues.
2004 Honda Civic 28,000 mi,
replaced the oxygen sensor for 530 dollars