P0159 - O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2 Sensor 2)

System Information

Oxygen sensors are used to measure the Oxygen content in the exhaust system. The ECM can use this information to monitor and adjust the air / fuel ratio and to check on catalytic converter efficiency

Fault Code Explained

The ECM has detected that although the sensor output is responding to changes in the Oxygen content the signal changes are slower than expected.

Recommended Tests

Oxygen sensor related fault codes will often be set due to other engine faults and when testing care should be taken to ensure that there are no other fueling, ignition or misfire faults on the vehicle that are causing an Oxygen sensor fault to be stored.

There are different wiring configurations depending on the type of Oxygen sensor fitted, recommended tests include: