What Does Code P0410 Mean?
- P0410 definition: Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction
- Issue Severity: LOW – Continued driving for a short period of time is okay.
- Repair Urgency: Get this code fixed within the next month.
- Diagnosis: This trouble code will not prevent your vehicle from running. The most common result is increased emission from your vehicle. However, if left unsolved, this code could cause your vehicle to fail emission(s) testing.
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Code P0410 is the result of the Engine Control Module (ECM) indicating a malfunctioning Secondary Air Injection System. This happens when the O2 sensor does not accurately detect the changes in the O2 level of the exhaust while the air injection system is functioning.
- Malfunctioning air pump/air pump relay
- Faulty air pump check valves
- Blocked air injection system
- Blown air injection fuse
- Check engine light
- The engine may hesitate upon acceleration
- Noisy air injection pump
*No noticeable adverse conditions in some cases
How Do I Fix Code P0410?
With a P0410 code, the first step is to get it properly diagnosed to figure out what is causing the malfunction in the oxygen sensor system. Using the live data function of the FIXD sensor and app allows you to read and analyze engine data to properly diagnose a P0410 code.
If the sensors are all reading correctly and you’re not comfortable further diagnosing this issue at home, we recommend finding a RepairPal-certified shop to pinpoint the problem and give an accurate estimate for repairs.
These shops can not only help you figure out what’s going wrong before you waste time and money on the wrong parts, but they also offer a minimum 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty and stand behind all their estimates with guaranteed fair pricing.
How Much Does It Cost to Fix Code P0410?
If you take your car to a shop for diagnosis, most shops will start with an hour of “diag time” (the time spent in labor diagnosing your specific issue). Depending on the shop’s labor rate, this typically costs somewhere between $75-$150. Many, if not most, shops will apply this diagnosis fee to any required repairs if you have them perform the repairs for you. From there, a shop will be able to give you an accurate estimate for repairs to fix your P0410 code.
Possible Repair Costs for P0410
When it comes to making repairs associated with the P0410 code, one or more of the below repairs may be needed to solve the underlying issue. For each possible repair, the estimated cost of repair includes the cost of the relevant parts and the cost of labor required to make the repair.
- Fuse $10
- Air Pump $570-$710
- Air Pump Relay $50-$75
DIY Steps to Diagnose Code P0410
If you’d like to try to fix code P0410 at home without throwing money at parts, you’ll want to follow the steps below for proper diagnosis. Complete diagnosis may require some specialized equipment beyond what the FIXD Sensor can provide, but for the most part, this diagnosis and repair can be attempted by beginner DIYers.
DIY difficulty level: Beginner
This repair can be attempted by beginner DIYers.
Tools/parts needed (our top picks from Amazon):
STEP 1: USE FIXD TO ENSURE NO OTHER ENGINE CODES ARE PRESENT.
Scan your vehicle to verify P0136 is the only code present. If other codes are present, they must be addressed first.
STEP 2: CHECK FUSES AND RELAY.
Check the fuse for the air injection pump. If the fuse is blown, replace the fuse and test drive to see if the concern is resolved. Often times if the fuse is blown, it’s due to a failed air injection pump. If the fuse blows again, try replacing the air injection pump and fuse, but make sure to clean out hoses and replace the one-way check valve.
If the fuse is not blown, check the air injection pump relay for function. If it fails the test, replace the relay and test drive to see if the concern is resolved.
STEP 3: INSPECT AIR INJECTION PUMP.
If the relay passes the test, try replacing the air pump, but make sure to clean out the hoses and replace the one-way check valve.
STEP 4: CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL.
If at this point the vehicle is still setting the same code, you may have a more serious problem with your car’s oxygen sensor system, and you should bring the vehicle to a certified shop to have further diagnostic work performed.
Common P0410 diagnosis mistakes
Prematurely replacing the air injection pump before checking the fuse or relay.
Still Need Help Fixing Code P0410?
If you’ve followed the steps above and are still experiencing issues with the oxygen sensor system and code P0410, please contact the FIXD Mechanic Hotline if you’re a FIXD Premium subscriber or find a RepairPal certified shop near you to get the right repairs at a fair price.
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