Hi folks. 02 Dakota V6 64K mi. Code P0161. I know this is the sensor
after the cat. My question is this: is this covered under 80K mi emissions
warranty. I am forced to use a dealer that I have had run ins with before
since the old dealer was wiped out last year. I would like to know before I
take it in as I don't trust this dealer to be up front. Thanks in advance.
The oxygen sensor would not be covered but if by some chance it has a
defective pcm causing this code (it is a possibility) then the pcm is
a covered component.
Hey Denny, I thought all smog crap was covered. Is it because it is a
"Normal wear" item?
At one time, emission related parts were covered 5/50. When they
changed to 8/80 only the pcm and cat converter were covered.
Everything else is 3/36.
Don't ferget the MIL bulb is also 8/80... go figger...
If the code is for the 02 sensor it is telling you that the sensor is
getting a bad reading and something upstream is wrong causing the sensor
to give a code. There is a test procedure based on that code to find
what is wrong.
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