DTC Troubleshooting: P2A00 (61)

DTC P2A00:  A/F Sensor (Sensor 1) Range/Performance Problem

NOTE: Before you troubleshoot, record all freeze data and any on-board snapshot, and review the general troubleshooting information.

1.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

2.Clear the DTC with the HDS.

3.Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm (min-1) without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.

4.Test-drive under these conditions:
  • ECT SENSOR 1 above 70 °C (158 °F)
  • A/T in D position (M/T in 3rd gear)
  • Vehicle speed at 41 km/h (26 mph) or more, and engine speed at 3,250 rpm (min-1) or less
  • Drive with the throttle fully opened for 5 seconds from an engine speed of 1,600 rpm (min-1), then slow down with the throttle completely closed.

5.Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P2A00 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate FAILED?


YES - Go to 6.


NO - If the screen indicates PASSED, intermittent failure, system is OK at this time. Check for poor connections or loose terminals at the A/F sensor (Sensor 1) and the ECM/PCM. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. If the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION, go to 3 and recheck.


6.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

7.Replace the A/F sensor (Sensor 1).

8.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

9.Reset the ECM/PCM with the HDS.

10.Do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure.

11.Test-drive under these conditions:
  • ECT SENSOR 1 above 70 °C (158 °F)
  • A/T in D position (M/T in 3rd gear)
  • Vehicle speed at 41 km/h (26 mph) or more, and engine speed at 3,250 rpm (min-1) or less
  • Drive with the throttle fully opened for 5 seconds from an engine speed of 1,600 rpm (min-1), then slow down with the throttle completely closed.

12.Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.

Are any Temporary DTCs or DTCs indicated?


YES - If DTC P2A00 is indicated, check for poor connections or loose terminals at the A/F sensor (Sensor 1) and the ECM/PCM, then go to 1. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.


NO - Go to 13.


13.Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P2A00 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate PASSED?


YES - Troubleshooting is complete.n


NO - If the screen indicates FAILED, check for poor connections or loose terminals at the A/F sensor (Sensor 1) and the ECM/PCM, then go to 1. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. If the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION, go to 10 and recheck.