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Nissan Kicks 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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Nissan Kicks Rear Oxygen Sensor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Nissan Kicks Rear Oxygen Sensor Replacement is $249. 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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Location
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Price
2020 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 SV • 11,000 miles
Skyforest CA 92385
Nov 22, 2020
$227 - $277
2019 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 SV • 17,000 miles
Hood CA 95639
Oct 10, 2020
$201 - $245
2019 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 S • 39,000 miles
El Granada CA 94018
Oct 9, 2020
$230 - $282
2018 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 SR • 21,000 miles
Castroville CA 95012
Oct 8, 2020
$234 - $286
2019 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 S • 12,000 miles
Victorville CA 92392
Oct 8, 2020
$212 - $259
2020 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 S • 13,000 miles
Pahrump NV 89048
Sep 29, 2020
$238 - $290
2019 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 S • 32,000 miles
Gardena CA 90247
Sep 26, 2020
$216 - $264
2018 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 SR • 40,000 miles
Woodland Hills CA 91365
Sep 22, 2020
$235 - $287
2020 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 SV • 22,000 miles
Canoga Park CA 91309
Sep 17, 2020
$224 - $274
2020 Nissan Kicks
1.6L L4 SV • 20,000 miles
Rancho Santa Fe CA 92091
Sep 15, 2020
$217 - $265
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Jan 21, 2021 4:52 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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