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Car oxygen sensors are also called lambda sensors.

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JAMIE

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3rd May 2019
“Steve was very honest and trustworthy. His communication was first class and he came across very knowledgeable. After listening to my car's problem, he informed me that my car simply needed an oil change rather than a timing chain replacement which I had booked.
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Collingham Autos Ltd

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“Great service, had my oxygen sensor replaced by these guys and they were friendly and helpful. Even topped up my screen wash and engine oil as a bonus.”

RYAN

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“Yes i am very happy with the job they did the car feels new again plus they valeted the car for free thanks”

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“Tim gave me perfect service, and the work is guaranteed for 12 months.
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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

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £107 - £214

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 49

£182

£125 - £224

£168 - £315

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Audi

Parts costs: £118 - £212

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 585

£207

£144 - £222

£208 - £329

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BMW

Parts costs: £138 - £544

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1345

£323

£166 - £502

£246 - £685

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £69 - £135

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 74

£151

£84 - £158

£113 - £226

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £96 - £169

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# of quotes: 8

£148

£109 - £186

£142 - £266

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Citroen

Parts costs: £101 - £167

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 307

£163

£119 - £184

£154 - £249

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Dacia

Parts costs: £148 - £178

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£191

£194 - £194

£269 - £269

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £91 - £135

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# of quotes: 10

£150

£119 - £158

£165 - £226

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £120 - £237

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# of quotes: 28

£195

£140 - £241

£184 - £323

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Dodge

Parts costs: £84 - £101

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# of quotes: 2

£164

£129 - £129

£191 - £191

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Fiat

Parts costs: £85 - £144

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 256

£157

£101 - £166

£128 - £220

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Ford

Parts costs: £101 - £160

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1438

£170

£122 - £179

£158 - £241

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Honda

Parts costs: £98 - £227

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 284

£207

£118 - £235

£157 - £315

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £102 - £172

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 139

£169

£118 - £189

£150 - £253

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £171 - £205

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£190

£186 - £186

£235 - £235

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Iveco

Parts costs: £119 - £188

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# of quotes: 18

£150

£129 - £167

£163 - £208

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £116 - £188

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# of quotes: 238

£202

£161 - £217

£260 - £348

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Jeep

Parts costs: £85 - £264

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 35

£201

£103 - £265

£140 - £359

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Kia

Parts costs: £97 - £150

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 125

£151

£111 - £171

£141 - £230

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £104 - £256

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 91

£212

£116 - £259

£155 - £368

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Lexus

Parts costs: £98 - £235

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 162

£192

£123 - £241

£184 - £356

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Mazda

Parts costs: £108 - £437

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 308

£283

£133 - £410

£179 - £526

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £119 - £231

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 476

£203

£150 - £238

£224 - £353

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MG

Parts costs: £102 - £145

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 47

£159

£128 - £167

£174 - £236

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MINI

Parts costs: £90 - £181

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 489

£160

£106 - £196

£154 - £307

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £115 - £189

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 43

£210

£135 - £203

£176 - £274

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Nissan

Parts costs: £97 - £160

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 193

£161

£110 - £179

£140 - £244

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £104 - £185

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 790

£167

£119 - £200

£154 - £273

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Porsche

Parts costs: £124 - £186

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 13

£191

£161 - £200

£223 - £275

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Proton

Parts costs: £97 - £116

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£156

£142 - £142

£169 - £169

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Renault

Parts costs: £93 - £167

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 494

£159

£116 - £184

£152 - £248

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Rover

Parts costs: £100 - £143

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 58

£159

£118 - £165

£155 - £234

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Saab

Parts costs: £110 - £176

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 50

£176

£131 - £192

£174 - £266

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SEAT

Parts costs: £116 - £222

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 294

£200

£141 - £230

£187 - £308

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Skoda

Parts costs: £108 - £212

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 190

£188

£126 - £222

£164 - £298

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Smart

Parts costs: £90 - £167

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 20

£170

£116 - £185

£159 - £258

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Subaru

Parts costs: £126 - £317

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 33

£247

£141 - £310

£180 - £403

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £113 - £173

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 117

£174

£134 - £190

£170 - £247

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Toyota

Parts costs: £118 - £177

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 548

£184

£149 - £194

£200 - £266

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £96 - £171

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2234

£166

£114 - £188

£147 - £251

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £112 - £222

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1203

£217

£137 - £230

£190 - £322

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Volvo

Parts costs: £120 - £233

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 163

£211

£130 - £239

£167 - £337

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  • Ford US
  • Aixam
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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