Check Engine Light/Loss of Power Due to Throttle Body Failure on Nissan Sentra

The electronic throttle actuator (throttle body) can fail causing a loss of power and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

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Average mileage: 104,371 (45,000–261,488)
13 model years affected: 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
69 people reported this problem
36 people shared problem details
2003 Nissan Sentra86,000
All of sudden, speed drops and car moves @ 10 MPH. We stop, and start again. Run fine. Happens almost once daily.
2002 Nissan Sentra170,669
Hi im Brett, My 2002 nissan sentra gxe has been having some issues starting after sitting overnight. it normally takes about 6 seconds to start but when it does start it studders like it is running on 2 cyl. then switches to 3 cyl. then to 4. but still studders like crazy. It shakes and the S.E.S. light blinks and stays on. I have gotten over 10 codes malfunctioning, i dont exactly remember them but like 3 fuel injectors were failing, mass airflow sensor failed, alot more lol. But it studders when it is being driven and likes it when you push the pedal to the floor. It tries to stall when at idle if it has been driving.
2010 Nissan Sentra88,000
car slows no throttle response turn off car and restart it runs ok but service engine light stays on third time it has happened in last month
Im having the same problem except im not lucky enough for it to work after a few tries I just get no power atnall goes to maybe 1000rpms whej pedal is to the floor. I got 2 codes when I hooked up my obd scanner it was p1122 and p0328 from what im reading from others im hoping its part of the recall for nissan so I can grt it fixed if not im sure it will expensive.....
2008 Nissan Sentra64,000
My car lost all power as I went to accelerate to pass a car. I pulled over, car died and I could not restart it for 30 minutes. Then I could start it just fine. I had it towed to a repair shop.
still problem engine no power...to move car
2006 Nissan Sentra150,000
already had this replaced 12,500 miles ago - DCH Freehold Nissan refusing to stand behind the replacement beacuse they say they onky warranty for 12,000 miles! They want another $500. to repair! Outrageous, last Nissan I will buy and this was our third.
I have a 2006 nissian sentra i also had a problem with the check engine light I took it to the shop four times before they found the problem was due to throttle body. the price was quite high 625.26 so far it is running good. I only have 58k miles on it.if it happen again, I'am going to trade it on a honda Accord! Conrad Rowan!
2005 Nissan Sentra101,000
Lost all engine power. RPMs dropped drastically. My OBDII code reader showed P2135: throttle body/position sensor. The position sensor is built into the electronic throttle body so cannot be replaced separately. No big deal: I picked one up on ebay for $84 and replaced the entire unit. It took perhaps 1/2 hour. Very easy. However, an idle relearn procedure must be done afterwards to "retrain" the ECM (the car's computer). Don't let the dealers fool you: There is a simple manual procedure that requires no dealership computer: It simply involves a timed sequence of ignition rotations and gas pedal presses while observe the CEL (check engine light). Youtube shows the procedure precisely (search sentra idle relearn). Don't get played. This is a cheap and easy DIY fix with a little research. Hope this saves somebody some money.
2012 Nissan Sentra50,087
Vehicle won't accelerate at times
2006 Nissan Sentra113,000
too expensive to fix , will dump car, never buy a Nissan again. piece of junk
2008 Nissan Sentra54,000
I have taken my car into Doritos Brothers Nissan of Concord, CA numerous times because I will be driving my car and all of a sudden I go from 70MPH to 10 MPH; my car just gradually loses power and I have to pull over somewhere safe (which is scary because sometimes it's on the freeway) and let my car rest. It has probably done this about 25 times since I bought this vehicle. It is severely detrimental when I am on a time crunch. I will NEVER buy a Nissan again due to this malfunction. I tried taking it into Nissan several times while it was still under my warranty and they kept diagnosing it as "no problems" completely shirking their responsibilities. Disgusts me.
2004 Nissan Sentra127,000
I've now had to replace the throttle chamber/throttle position sensor twice since I bought the car in 2006.
2006 Nissan Sentra88,000
My throttle body failed a few times now.. The first time it was water in the throttle body, which a technician (not Nissan) diagnosed in 50 bucks and it was good. A year later, again, this time I went to Nissan, where they replaced the throttle body for me @ $500. Then again happened today, and guess what another $500. They were kind enough (yeah right) to offer me a 10% discount. This is ridiculous!
traction light has been on since snow storm along with check engine light. When traction light is on car revs really high and acts like it doesn't want to go. Some days the traction light is off and car runs fine. Now car will not start at all. And no one can tell me what the problem is to get car fixed
2006 Nissan Sentra52,000
All of sudden, speed drops and car moves @ 10 MPH. We stop, and start again the run fine
2012 Nissan Sentra60,900
I was experiencing the same issues. The car would smoke when I started it and stutter when I accelerated. I thought it was burning oil so I took it into a Nissan dealership. I was told it was two quarts low. They did not acknowledge the smoke as the car was started. The car would not start the next day and I had to have it taken back into the dealership. I have an extended warranty up to 75,000 miles but they are saying that since it was just in for an oil change while two quarts low it is my fault. I was quoted a price of $600 to tear down the engine to find the issue. Then, I would have to have Nissan acknowledge that it was a manufacturing issue even though I do not have my oil change service records. I am a single father on a teacher's salary and not can not afford to be without a vehicle.
2007 Nissan Sentra122,000
Its shutting down a whole lot, and want pick up speed over 30mph.Could someone please help me.please
1991 Nissan Sentra261,488
Was driving lost of power then stall and will not crank back up
2003 Nissan Sentra103,000
Speed drop ..cannot drive but start ok drive at 5 pmh
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