Description of DTC code P0060

The O2 Sensor (HO2S) sends the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) information about the percentage of oxygen in the engine exhaust compared to the oxygen content of the ambient air. This data is used by the PCM to make the necessary adjustments to fuel delivery and ignition timing.

When the Oxygen Sensor is working properly, the proper temperature is reached and it reacts to variations in the oxygen content in the exhaust immediately. In this way, the PCM can control the engine efficiently.

When the P0060 OBDII fault code is set, it indicates that there is a problem in the electrical resistance of the circuit that controls this sensor. This circuit has a resistance of 8 ohms or as close to that value as possible. If there is a 10% variation from that value, this code is stored.

Symptoms of fault code P0060

  • Check Engine lamp ON.
  • Difficulty to start the car.
  • Decreases fuel efficiency.
  • An excessive amount of black smoke comes out of the exhaust.

Causes of OBD2 P0060

Reasons to set the P0060 OBD2 diagnostic code:

  • The Oxygen Sensor wires or their connectors may be burnt or worn.
  • The O2 Sensor may be faulty.
  • A blown fuse.

Possible solutions of the DTC code P0060

To troubleshoot the faults caused by the P0060 OBDII error code, try this:

  • Check the Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) for your vehicle.
  • Carry out a careful inspection of the wiring related to the Oxygen Sensor. If any of these are found to have burn spots or are defective, they should be replaced.
  • Check the continuity, resistance, ground, and reference voltage of the related wires. Compare the readings obtained with the values stated in the manufacturer's manual. Any wires that do not meet specifications should be replaced.
  • Replace the Oxygen (O2) Sensor number 2 on bank 2.

Codes related to P0060

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