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P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA Code - HO2S12 Heater Control Circuit High

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code possible causes

  • Faulty Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 fuse
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 harness is open or shorted
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor (H2OS) Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

|How do I fix the P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code detected?

The P0038 is set when the ECM detects an excessively high voltage through the heated oxygen sensor heater circuit

|What are P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|P0038 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA code description

Oxygen Sensors (O2S) or Heated Oxygen Sensors (HO2S) need to reach a minimum operating temperature of 750 degrees F to produce an accurate voltage signal. The faster the heated oxygen sensor reaches that temperature the faster the sensor will start sending an accurate signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM).
In order to achieve the require temperature, a heater element is included inside the heated oxygen sensor. The ECM controls the heated oxygen sensor heater element based on signals from the engine coolant temperature and engine load. The ECM controls the heater element circuit by allowing current flow to ground.
The ECM monitors the voltage signal received through the heater element circuit and determines the state of the circuit by comparing the voltage detected with the factory specifications.
OBDII Code P0038 2004 Nissan Maxima - HO2S12 Heater Control Circuit High - AutoCodes.com

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