Oxygen Sensor Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Oxygen Sensor Replacement costs $295 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$158 to $1258
Labor: $70 -$1024
Parts: $88 -$234
Average Dealer price
$268 to 1659
Average Shop price
$193 to 1359
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$305.20Shop/Dealer Price$378.52 - $565.82
2003 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$220.82Shop/Dealer Price$273.12 - $397.17
2004 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$259.14Shop/Dealer Price$319.79 - $455.92
2009 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L TurboService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$285.82Shop/Dealer Price$354.34 - $527.12
2008 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$245.10Shop/Dealer Price$303.41 - $445.63
2002 Volkswagen PassatW8-4.0LService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1098.34Shop/Dealer Price$1334.72 - $1625.82
1993 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0LService typeOxygen Sensor - Front/Upper/Upstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$261.59Shop/Dealer Price$324.10 - $478.75
2012 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeOxygen Sensor - Rear/Lower/Downstream ReplacementYourMechanic Price$262.40Shop/Dealer Price$325.09 - $480.33
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22 years of experience
Joshua was great!!!! Hecalled me the morning of the appointment and said he was done with his previous appointment early and of it was ok to come early. He ended up finishing everything before our original appointment time. Not only did he get the job down earlier than expected he got it done for significantly less than our original estimate. He was extremely helpful and professional
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22 years of experience
This is my first time hearing of something like this. Patrick was very nice. I guess he had time available earlier than my appointment and asked if i would like it done sooner and I was like "yesss that would be great" .....i was able to drive my own car for lunch. Simple things in life to make my life easier is always appreciated.
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6 years of experience
This was my first experience with a mobile mechanic, therefore I was reluctant in setting up an appointment. Richard was professional and knowledgeable. He was timely, and communicated throughout the inspection. I would highly recommend his services.
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31 years of experience
Did a great job on changing my front O2 sensor after making the appointment late in the day on short notice. We did come across an issue in replacing the sensor as it was seized in its socket. Where most people would call it a day and stop once we reached after hours past 5pm - Anthony took it upon himself to go get other tools better suited for the job. In the end he was able to replace my sensor and get my car up and running quickly there after. I really appreciated his time and work, and his determination to get the job done.
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All about Oxygen Sensor Replacement

With each new model year, manufacturers are adding more oxygen sensors to better manage engine operation. Some high performance engines have an oxygen sensor for each cylinder as well as one for the rear of each catalytic convertor. The sensors are located either underneath the hood or underneath the car. The oxygen sensors are connected (screwed) to the exhaust pipe, either in front or back of the catalytic converter. The front (upstream) sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system. The purpose of the front oxygen sensor(s) is to measure how rich or lean the gases are as the gases exit the combustion chamber. Depending upon whether the exhaust gas is lean (high in oxygen content) or rich (low in oxygen content), the amount of fuel entering the engine is adjusted by the engine management computer to try and maintain an ideal mixture that produces the lowest emissions output from the catalytic convertor. Rear (downstream) sensors are located behind the catalytic converter. The purpose of the rear oxygen sensor(s) is to monitor the oxygen content of the exhaust gases leaving the catalytic convertor. If one or more of the oxygen sensors are faulty, your car may not pass the emissions test. If you drive your car with a faulty oxygen sensor, you may get poor gas mileage and it can damage the catalytic converter.

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