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BMW 228i xDrive Rear Oxygen Sensor Replacement

An oxygen sensor replacement is usually a pretty straightforward and affordable task. We stress the term usually because replacement cost can vary, depending on what type of car you have.

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BMW 228i xDrive Rear Oxygen Sensor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW 228i xDrive Rear Oxygen Sensor Replacement is $296. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2016 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 55,000 miles
San Diego CA 92192
Nov 19, 2020
$255 - $311
2016 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 80,000 miles
San Jose CA 95159
Nov 19, 2020
$275 - $337
2015 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 52,000 miles
San Diego CA 92155
Nov 18, 2020
$267 - $327
2016 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 46,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92814
Nov 11, 2020
$256 - $312
2016 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 56,000 miles
Whittier CA 90608
Nov 11, 2020
$266 - $326
2015 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 97,000 miles
San Diego CA 92106
Nov 10, 2020
$256 - $312
2016 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 20,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90027
Nov 10, 2020
$276 - $338
2015 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 87,000 miles
Walnut CA 91789
Nov 6, 2020
$290 - $354
2016 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 20,000 miles
Garden Grove CA 92844
Nov 4, 2020
$266 - $326
2015 BMW 228i xDrive
2.0L L4 Turbo Base • 35,000 miles
Guasti CA 91743
Nov 2, 2020
$249 - $305
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is a Rear Oxygen Sensor?

This might blow your mind but…oxygen sensors (O2s) are sensors that measure oxygen. Yep, the sensors calculate the amount of oxygen in the exhaust stream, then share that information with your car’s main computer. Most modern cars have at least two oxygen sensors: one before the catalytic converter and one after the catalytic converter. In case you were wondering, the catalytic converter, which is located in the exhaust system, is an emissions control device that cleans up the fumes leaving your engine. Anyhow, the front oxygen sensor (also known as an upstream oxygen sensor) is a key input to your car’s computer for fuel control. The computer uses information from the sensor to estimate the engine’s air-fuel mixture. Then, it adjusts fuel delivery accordingly. On the other hand, the rear oxygen sensor (also known as a downstream oxygen sensor) primarily monitors the performance of the catalytic converter. The rear sensor has very little, if any, input regarding fuel control. Oh, and one more thing – most modern oxygen sensors have built-in heaters. When you first start your engine when it’s cold, the heater element gets the sensor nice and toasty. That allows the sensor to get up-to-speed and begin operating more quickly.

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Symptoms of a failing Rear Oxygen Sensor

Check engine light

If your car’s rear oxygen sensor isn’t doing its job, chances are, the computer will notice and turn on the check engine light. The device will also store corresponding diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) in its brain. Your mechanic can retrieve said codes using an electronic device, called a scan tool.

Failed emissions test

Is it time for your routine emissions test? Well, guess what – you’re not going to pass if the check engine light is on from a bad rear oxygen sensor. You also won’t pass if the rear oxygen sensor is out to lunch and it’s preventing your car’s computer from running its system self-tests.

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How urgent is a Rear Oxygen Sensor Replacement?

The rear oxygen sensor is less of a troublemaker than the front oxygen sensor. For the most part, the rear oxygen sensor just polices the catalytic converter. So, it’s unlikely to leave you stranded and it shouldn’t cause any additional harm to your vehicle.

But it will keep that annoying check engine light illuminated and, really, do you want to look at that thing every day? Plus, a bad rear oxygen sensor can cause you to fail a state emissions test – and nobody wants that.

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