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P2238 2009 HONDA ACCORD

P2238 2009 HONDA ACCORD - Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor 1 Bank 1 Circuit Low Voltage

Repair Importance Level: 2/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3   
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Possible causes

  • Faulty Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor 1 Bank 1
  • Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor 1 Bank 1 harness is open or shorted
  • Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor 1 Bank 1 electrical circuit poor connection
  • Vacuum leak
  • Low fuel pressure

Possible symptoms

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

P2238 2009 Honda Accord Description

The Air/Fuel ratio (A/F) sensor (sensor 1) is installed in the exhaust system and detects oxygen content in the exhaust gas. The A/F sensor transmits output voltage to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). A heater for the sensor element is embedded in the A/F sensor (sensor 1). It heats the sensor to stabilize and speed the detection of oxygen content. The increase in current through the heater levels off as the voltage applied to the electrode reaches a certain range because the amount of oxygen that goes through the diffusion layer is limited. The current is proportional to oxygen content in the exhaust gas, so the air/fuel ratio is detected by the measurement of the current. The PCM compares a set target air/fuel ratio with the detected air/fuel ratio and controls the fuel injection duration. If the A/F sensor (sensor 1) voltage is low, the air/fuel ratio is lean, and the PCM uses A/F feedback control to issue a rich command. If the A/F sensor (sensor 1) voltage is high, the air/fuel ratio is rich, and the PCM uses A/F feedback control to issue a lean command. If the element is not activated or the PCM terminal voltage is a set value or less for a set time when power is drawn to the A/F sensor (sensor 1) heater, a malfunction is detected and a DTC is stored.
OBDII Code P2238 2009 Honda Accord - Air/Fuel Ratio Sensor 1 Bank 1 Circuit Low Voltage - AutoCodes.com

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