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Car oxygen sensors are also called lambda sensors.

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How much does a Car Oxygen Sensor replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2006 Citroen Xsara Picasso Franchise Dealer Est.£106 - £183 Independent Garage Est.£80 - £140 ClickMechanic Est.£80 - £140 Saving23%
Car2000 Toyota Paseo Franchise Dealer Est.£112 - £186 Independent Garage Est.£78 - £140 ClickMechanic Est.£78 - £141 Saving26%
Car2002 Hyundai Accent Franchise Dealer Est.£90 - £131 Independent Garage Est.£70 - £104 ClickMechanic Est.£71 - £104 Saving20%
Car2007 Volkswagen Golf Franchise Dealer Est.£56 - £328 Independent Garage Est.£34 - £252 ClickMechanic Est.£34 - £253 Saving25%
Car2000 Citroen Berlingo First Franchise Dealer Est.£96 - £179 Independent Garage Est.£72 - £137 ClickMechanic Est.£73 - £137 Saving23%

Want to learn more about Car Oxygen Sensor replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does an Oxygen Sensor do?

The sensor measures the amount of oxygen, or O2 present in the fuel / air mixture and engine emissions. Most cars have several oxygen sensors spread over the engine and its ancillaries; from the inlet manifold to the exhaust. Some cars even have a seperate sensor for each cylinder.

Usually the sensor puts out a voltage between 0.1 and 1 volt depending on the current passing through. This information from the sensors is processed by the engine's computer (ECU). The ECU in turn optimises the amount of fuel and air entering the engine to ensure optimal combustion and reduced emissions.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Oxygen Sensor?

  • When the 'Check Engine' light on your dashboard is on.
  • When the engine won't start or cuts out during operation.
  • When the engine misfires.
  • When the engine runs rough (a rough idle for example).
  • When the engine doesn't perform as well as usual.
  • When the car's fuel consumption is higher than usual.
  • When the car fails an emissions test.

When should you consider an Oxygen Sensor replacement?

Over time, an oxygen sensor can soil due to the dirty air passing along it. This decreases the sensor's ability to identify the amount of oxygen that is present in the area of the engine system it is situated. This can lead to the ECU not being able to regulate the fuel / air mixture correctly which can have as a consequence that the engine will run lean or rich. In turn the car can have poor fuel consumption, equally it might cause the car to fail an emissions test.

In many cases an oxygen sensor can be cleaned of dirt to restore its functionality. In other cases it can be that the oxygen sensor has really failed, in which case it needs to be replaced to prevent further issues and inconvenience.

For an optimal combustion of the air / fuel mixture it is therefore important to service the oxygen sensors as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer. Professional and timely maintenance is essential to prevent further damage of other parts of the engine. Should you experience problems with an oxygen sensor, then it is advisable to have it inspected and, if necessary, have the sensor replaced.

What happens during a Oxygen Sensor replacement?

  • The mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the oxygen sensors.
  • The mechanic will inspect the sensor and ancillaries (like the electrical connectors).
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the sensor.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced as well.
  • The mechanic will check the sensors again.
  • The mechanic will test drive the car, if necessary the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does an Oxygen Sensor Replacement cost?

The cost of replacing a oxygen sensor (or lambda sensor) depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having the oxygen sensor replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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42 manufacturers for Car Oxygen Sensor Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £107.49 - £214.48

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# of quotes: 49

£182

£127 - £228

£171 - £323

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Audi

Parts costs: £118.49 - £212.00

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# of quotes: 585

£207

£146 - £226

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BMW

Parts costs: £138.23 - £543.94

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# of quotes: 1345

£323

£168 - £506

£252 - £697

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £68.99 - £135.05

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# of quotes: 74

£151

£85 - £162

£115 - £233

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £96.10 - £169.15

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# of quotes: 8

£148

£110 - £190

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Citroen

Parts costs: £101.49 - £166.58

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# of quotes: 307

£163

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Dacia

Parts costs: £148.41 - £178.10

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# of quotes: 1

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £91.25 - £134.89

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# of quotes: 10

£150

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £119.91 - £236.74

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# of quotes: 28

£195

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Dodge

Parts costs: £83.99 - £100.79

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# of quotes: 2

£164

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Fiat

Parts costs: £85.50 - £144.11

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# of quotes: 256

£157

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Ford

Parts costs: £101.44 - £159.77

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£170

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Honda

Parts costs: £97.99 - £227.36

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# of quotes: 284

£207

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £102.49 - £172.18

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# of quotes: 139

£169

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £170.52 - £204.62

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# of quotes: 2

£190

£187 - £187

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Iveco

Parts costs: £118.73 - £187.95

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# of quotes: 18

£150

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £116.14 - £188.20

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# of quotes: 238

£202

£165 - £221

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Jeep

Parts costs: £85.08 - £263.51

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# of quotes: 35

£201

£105 - £268

£144 - £367

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Kia

Parts costs: £97.49 - £150.05

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# of quotes: 125

£151

£112 - £174

£143 - £237

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £103.57 - £256.16

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# of quotes: 91

£212

£117 - £263

£158 - £377

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Lexus

Parts costs: £97.69 - £234.86

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# of quotes: 162

£192

£125 - £245

£190 - £365

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Mazda

Parts costs: £107.85 - £437.02

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# of quotes: 308

£283

£135 - £413

£183 - £533

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £119.24 - £231.20

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# of quotes: 476

£203

£152 - £242

£231 - £362

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MG

Parts costs: £102.18 - £145.37

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# of quotes: 47

£159

£130 - £170

£178 - £243

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MINI

Parts costs: £89.67 - £181.13

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# of quotes: 489

£160

£108 - £200

£157 - £316

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £115.06 - £189.46

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# of quotes: 43

£210

£137 - £207

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Nissan

Parts costs: £97.37 - £159.86

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# of quotes: 193

£161

£111 - £182

£142 - £250

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £104.03 - £185.18

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£167

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Porsche

Parts costs: £123.53 - £185.96

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# of quotes: 13

£191

£164 - £203

£229 - £282

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Proton

Parts costs: £96.62 - £115.95

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# of quotes: 2

£156

£146 - £146

£174 - £174

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Renault

Parts costs: £92.83 - £166.73

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# of quotes: 494

£159

£117 - £188

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Rover

Parts costs: £99.99 - £143.23

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# of quotes: 58

£159

£119 - £168

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Saab

Parts costs: £109.89 - £175.82

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# of quotes: 50

£176

£133 - £196

£178 - £274

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SEAT

Parts costs: £115.52 - £221.77

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# of quotes: 294

£200

£143 - £234

£191 - £314

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Skoda

Parts costs: £108.31 - £212.33

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# of quotes: 190

£188

£128 - £226

£167 - £305

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Smart

Parts costs: £90.31 - £166.73

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# of quotes: 20

£170

£118 - £189

£163 - £266

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Subaru

Parts costs: £126.09 - £317.15

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# of quotes: 33

£247

£142 - £313

£182 - £409

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £113.24 - £172.96

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# of quotes: 117

£174

£136 - £193

£172 - £253

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Toyota

Parts costs: £117.71 - £176.62

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# of quotes: 548

£184

£151 - £197

£205 - £273

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £96.42 - £171.35

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# of quotes: 2234

£166

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£149 - £258

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £111.79 - £221.78

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# of quotes: 1203

£217

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Volvo

Parts costs: £120.24 - £232.69

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# of quotes: 163

£211

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£169 - £345

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car oxygen sensor replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Car Oxygen Sensor replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£187.47

Lambda sensor (both) replacement

Skoda Fabia 16V 1.4L 2000
Waltham Abbey
£198.50

Lambda sensor replacement - (all)

BMW 3 Series 325i 2.5L 2007
Cinderford
£195.80

Lambda sensor replacement

Peugeot 208 e HDi 1.4L 2013
Cromer
£160.49

Lambda sensor (both) replacement

Jaguar XF 3.0L 2009
Sandhurst