What does error code p0038 mean on a 2003 dodge stratus 4dr sxt?

HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 2)


symptoms
Other than the MIL light illuminating you may not notice any performance issues.

cause
A short in the O2 sensor heater circuit or the sensor itself
A faulty O2 sensor heater
Wiring or connectors are broken or frayed to the sensor or relay
Bad PCM or ECM

The fix
Correct wiring short or loose connector found in inspection.
and/or
Replace the bank 1 sensor 2, O2 sensor
Replace PCM if circuit has failed and no wiring issues present, good O2 sensor

This error is due to a fouled up O2 Sensor. It is located on Bank 1 Sensor 2 Heater Circuit High.