OBDII Code List

P0173 DODGE - Fuel System 2/1 Rich Control Over Limit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
Comments  |  Add Comment

P0173 DODGE Possible Causes

  • Faulty front heated oxygen sensor
  • Ignition misfiring
  • Faulty fuel injectors
  • Exhaust gas leaks
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor

First diagnose P0173 DODGE 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 terminals.

Cost of diagnosing the P0173 DODGE code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0173 DODGE code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the P0173 DODGE code detected?

- Fuel injection system does not operate properly.
- The amount of mixture ratio compensation is not correct

P0173 DODGE Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Excessive Fuel Consumption

P0173 Dodge Description

With the Air/Fuel Mixture Ratio Self-Learning Control, the actual mixture ratio can be brought closely to the theoretical mixture ratio based on the mixture ratio feedback signal from the heated oxygen sensors 1. The Engine Control Module (ECM) calculates the necessary compensation to correct the offset between the actual and the theoretical ratios.

In case the amount of the compensation value is extremely large (The actual mixture ratio is too lean.), the ECM judges the condition as the fuel injection system malfunction and light up the MIL (2 trip detection logic).

OBDII Code P0173 Dodge - Fuel System 2/1 Rich Control Over Limit -

P0173 DODGE More Information

Need more information on how to fix the P0173 DODGE code?
Get Access to Factory Service Manuals

Need more help?

Get the P0173 Dodge code diagnosed by a professional: Find a repair shop in your area

Related Information

P0173 DODGE Comments

Help us improve Leave a comment below or tell us if the information above help you fix the code. What are the symptoms on your vehicle for the P0173 Dodge code? Have you replaced any parts?
Any information is appreciated. Thanks
Top ⇧