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I have a 2011 sonata with 157,000 miles. 4 weeks ago the check engine light came on. We had it checked and the code said oxygen sensor. We changed that along with new gas cap. Came back on today.
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Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Hello, is the same codes stored? What was the actual code number(s)? Is the vehicle running ok, just the check engine light is on?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Car runs fine. Same codes.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 2
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

You said an oxygen sensor code, what is the code number. P0420? You changed the upstream oxygen sensor before the catalytic convertor?

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Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Sensor 2 is the catalytic convertor monitor sensor, not the oxygen sensor, they look the same but do a different function. If it was a P0420 code the convertor is bad. If you changed the oxygen sensor you changed the wrong sensor.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Poo32 bank 1 sensor 2
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Ok did you change the wrong sensor?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The code said oxygen sensor p0032 bank 1 sensor 2
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
They changed oxygen sensor
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Ok, thats is incorrect, the code is bank 1 sensor 1 which is the oxygen sensor. If it is setting the same code it may be due to using an aftermarket sensor. Who changed the sensor and was it a dealer part or aftermarket?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm so sorry. It is bank 1 sensor 1.
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Yes its confusing when you get the wrong information. Who did the repair. Did they use a dealer sensor?

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Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

That code has nothing to do with the gas cap

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hyundai dealer did it
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I needed a new cap because it no longer clicked when closing
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Ok, if they did the repair and it has the same code then they need to recheck their work, if the sensor isnt plugged in all the way it can set the code. Otherwise there may be an issue with the wiring from the sensor to the engine control module or the module itself.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Wouldn't they have looked at that at the time? Is there a way to check if it's bad
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Its possible it is a defective part. All you can do is make sure it is plugged in. A scan tool looking at t he live sensor would need to be used to see if it is flagging a hard fault. Wiggle the wire harness to see if the fault flickers on and off. Then run through a test of the wiring from the ecu to the sensor. The dealer may have run a shortcut and just put a new part on, cleared the codes and sent it out.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
That's what in afraid of. What are the symptoms if it's bad. Car runs great
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

A heater circuit fault doesnt affect much other than the warning lamp and maybe a very minute fuel economy loss, it only fires up on cold start to help warm up the sensor to operate.

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Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

If the dealer diagnosed it, its a comeback on them and they should fix it no charge.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Will it harm it to drive it until I can take it back
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Nope, that will be fine, just turn the light on, you can drive it like that as long as thats the only code.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What does bank 1 sensor 1 mean
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What do you mean just turn the light on
Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago
The code means there is a problem with the heater for the oxygen sensor. It will turn the check engine light on. Bring it back to the dealer and explain it's got the same problem
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Hyundai Mechanic: Gene, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

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