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The Oxygen/Lambda Sensor on Your Volvo Or Toyota Explained

  • Friday, June 29, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

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The blog this week is about your oxygen (or lambda) sensor on your Volvo or Toyota. Here we will explain the role this part plays in the overall structure of your Volvo or Toyota and what the possible symptoms are of a failing sensor.

The oxygen sensor in your Volvo or Toyota is mounted in the exhaust manifold and is there to monitor the amount of oxygen in your fuel which in turn regulates the emission of harmful gases from your vehicle and out into the atmosphere. If the sensor is faulty it cannot transmit via your engine management system, the fact that more or less oxygen is required to help with your fuel efficiency. The most common signs to look out for of a faulty oxygen sensor is your engine management light on your dashboard - has this come on? If this happens you will need to take your Volvo or Toyota to your independent garage where they will hook up your Volvo or Toyota to their software and read the fault codes displayed in the memory to diagnose the fault. Other signs to look out for include poor fuel mileage – has your Volvo or Toyota started to drink fuel? Or are you experiencing a rough idle? The oxygen sensors control or contribute to several functions so if the timing is irregular then this could be the culprit. Do not ignore this as it will not get better on its own. Happy Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award and The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership.

Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.


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