Check Engine Light Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor on Chevrolet Prizm

The mass air flow sensor may fail causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Average mileage: 133,965 (28,000–220,000)
5 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002
13 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
my check engine will not go out i have had done everything on the car
2001 Chevrolet Prizm135,500
My check engine light had been on for a couple of years but I could not figure out the cause. Finally the mass air flow sensor failed. The light finally went off after the sensor was replaced.
1998 Chevrolet Prizm205,000
I used to have 6 pages of check engine problems. I have fixed every thing and then it goes back to map, why
2001 Chevrolet Prizm179,000
I had to replace my Mass Air Flow Sensor on my 2001 chevy prizm (toyota engine). For $80 bucks at Kragen and a easy install by myself and my sister (we watched a video on youtube on how to fix it) it worked! the check engine light went off and has been off ever since! But before you buy a ne part, try carb cleaner and give it a good rub off. Sometimes that works. But my C.E.L was on for about 2 years so it didnt work for mine. But 90% of the time it is this problem with our make so I recommend trying! :)
hard starting in morn & light on.
The car was slow to start and slow to go in the mornings. The mass air flow sensor was replaced, and now it runs great.
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