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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it means your cars computer is pumping too muchgas into your motor because it thinks the engine is either running lean possibly due to faulty o2 sensors or that the coolant temp sensor is giving false readings and the ecm thinks the car is still too cold.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Basically this means that an oxygen sensor in banks 1 and 2 detected a rich condition (too little oxygen in the exhaust).
A code P0172 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
· The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty. Note: The use of "oiled" air filters can cause the MAF to become dirty if the filter is over-oiled. There is also an issue with some vehicles where the MAF sensors leak the silicone potting material used to protect the circuitry.
· There could be a vacuum leak
· There could be a fuel pressure or delivery problem
Possible solutions include:
Make sure you are careful not to damage the MAF sensor, and make sure it's dry before reinstalling
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Changed the air filter lately? Possibly defective O2 sensors, but I doubt it. If air filter and intake are clear, I'd check barometric pressure sensor and mass air flow sensors. Get a Haynes or Chilton's for $25 at Pep Boys for instructions on testing these componenets
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
There may be problem with the mass air flow sensor (very common with Volvo). This causes the fuel system to malfunction.
You may have noticed increased fuel consumption, loss of power and general 'lazyness'.
Better to take it to authorized Volvo service for a checkup/fix.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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