Do I need to replace o2 sensors with oem's or is aftermarket ok?

Asked by Feb 29, 2016 at 10:49 AM about the 2001 Nissan Maxima GXE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My CEL is currently on and is throwing pass codes for all four of my o2
sensors. I'm a college kid with an old car ('01 Maxima) that I'd love to drive
around a couple more years but also don't want to dump a ton of money into.
I'd like to have the sensors replaced just so I can see the CEL if another
problem comes up, but I'm finding a lot of people online that say aftermarket
o2 sensors are screwy. I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with
aftermarkets (just because they're so much cheaper) and my light will go off
and the sensors will do at least a decent job or if I've gotta go with the OEM's.
Thanks for the help.

4 Answers

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OEM is preferred but, Keep your sales receipt in case of a AfterMarket failure. Yes aftermarket is "almost" the same.

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Ah thank you. So you'd recommend giving the aftermarkets a shot and then returning it if it doesn't work out?

10

Yep

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Nothing special about OEM units. Aftermarket sensors work just as well and are priced much better. If you can, stick with a mainstream aftermarket supplier like those found at the auto parts chain stores.

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