Faulty Heated Oxygen Bank 1 Sensor 2
Heated Oxygen Bank 1 Sensor 2 harness is open or shorted
Heated Oxygen Bank 1 Sensor 2 circuit poor electrical connection
Low or high fuel system pressure
Faulty fuel injectors
Exhaust gas leaks
Engine vacuum leaks
Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
High Fuel Consumption
Excessive Smoke from Exhaust
Code P2271 Chevrolet Description
The Heated Oxygen Sensors (HO2S) are used for fuel control and catalyst monitoring. Each HO2S compares the oxygen content of the surrounding air with the oxygen content of the exhaust stream. When the engine is started, the Engine Control Module (ECM) operates in an Open Loop mode, ignoring the HO2S signal voltage while calculating the air-to-fuel ratio. While the engine runs, the HO2S heats up and begins to generate a voltage within a range of 0 – 1, 000 mV. Once sufficient HO2S voltage fluctuation is observed by the ECM, Closed Loop is entered. The ECM uses the HO2S voltage to determine the air-to-fuel ratio. An HO2S voltage that increases toward 1, 000 mV indicates a rich fuel mixture. An HO2S voltage that decreases toward 0 mV indicates a lean fuel mixture.
The heating elements inside each HO2S heat the sensor to bring the sensor up to operating conditions faster. This allows the system to enter Closed Loop earlier and the ECM to calculate the air-to-fuel ratio sooner.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the ECM does not detect an HO2S voltage less than 100 mV before accumulated mass airflow exceeds a calibrated value.
P2271 Chevrolet Code – HO2S Signal Stuck Rich Bank 1 Sensor 2