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Bad NOX sensor at 26k

I had my stock '14 in to the dealer recently to do a rear main seal at 26k miles. My truck is out of warranty. I picked it up, left the dealer and got about 2 miles down the road and the check engine
light came on. I took it back the dealer and told them I didn't see how this could be a coincidence.
They scanned the truck and came back with an upper NOX sensor code. Long story short, the mechanic said they would flash the computer, but if the code came back they would have to replace the sensor. Of course the code came back. The dealer is wanting $2100 to replace the sensor. That's crazy, and no way I'm paying it. Has anyone heard of one going out at such low mileage. Do you think the fact I don't drive it much is a contributing factor? I think it's odd that the problem occurred right after I left the dealer, but I don't think there's much I can do about that. I did look around and couldn't find any damage near the sensor. Thx


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Are you sure your out of warranty? Emissions stuff is covered longer, may want to check into that.
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sensor is about 100 bucks IIRC. On mine I removed the sensor, need a special socket to go around the wire, and there was carbon build up on it.
I cleaned it and put it back in and it worked fine. You might get it out with out the socket but they are tight in there, be careful not to round it off.
Socket was cheap enough but it still wanted to slip.

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sensor is about 100 bucks IIRC. On mine I removed the sensor, need a special socket to go around the wire, and there was carbon build up on it.
I cleaned it and put it back in and it worked fine. You might get it out with out the socket but they are tight in there, be careful not to round it off.
Socket was cheap enough but it still wanted to slip.
Must be a different sensor. The cost at the dealer on the one I need is $1320. Iíve found them on eBay for around $450.
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Are you sure your out of warranty? Emissions stuff is covered longer, may want to check into that.
AFAIK, most of the emissions runs out at 5 years. Iím at 5 years 8 months. I think I read some ran for 8, but not this part. I may check just to make sure. Thanks

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I had my stock '14 in to the dealer recently to do a rear main seal at 26k miles. My truck is out of warranty. I picked it up, left the dealer and got about 2 miles down the road and the check engine
light came on. I took it back the dealer and told them I didn't see how this could be a coincidence.
They scanned the truck and came back with an upper NOX sensor code. Long story short, the mechanic said they would flash the computer, but if the code came back they would have to replace the sensor. Of course the code came back. The dealer is wanting $2100 to replace the sensor. That's crazy, and no way I'm paying it. Has anyone heard of one going out at such low mileage. Do you think the fact I don't drive it much is a contributing factor? I think it's odd that the problem occurred right after I left the dealer, but I don't think there's much I can do about that. I did look around and couldn't find any damage near the sensor. Thx
Never, never use the dealer for any mechanical work outside of warranty.

Guarantee you could have gotten the rear main seal fixed way cheaper, and the NOx sensor as well.

A new NOx sensor will run you anywhere from $269 to $450 depending on which one you need and whether you get oem or aftermarket.
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as others have said, check your emissions warranty. i think it is 5yr/60000.

IMO, with all this EPA mandated emissions sh.t, it should all be covered for the life of the vehicle
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Never, never use the dealer for any mechanical work outside of warranty.

Guarantee you could have gotten the rear main seal fixed way cheaper, and the NOx sensor as well.

A new NOx sensor will run you anywhere from $269 to $450 depending on which one you need and whether you get oem or aftermarket.
Actually they did the seal as a goodwill warranty, but charged me a $500 deductible. Any more than that, and I would have taken it to an independent. Original quote was $2700!

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I rescanned the code, it’s P2201

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Also a stock 14. My sensor went out this spring. Just got it in under warranty by a couple of months and at 25,000 miles.

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I rescanned the code, itís P2201
I had the same thing at 10K miles on my 18'

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I rescanned the code, itís P2201
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