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

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: 112,540 (41,000–200,000)
11 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
46 people reported this problem
22 people shared problem details
2009 Nissan Altima200,000
when driving on the expressway - my car will not excelerate past 50 or 60 mpr and the speed limit is 70 - I have to pull over shut the car off wait about 5 or 10 minutes then crank it up and go (not happy at all
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2003 Nissan Altima90,000
right after getting gas, throttle went bad. actually at the pump!
2007 Nissan Altima70,000
Light came on. I figured it may go off, like it was a gas cap issue. Took it to the nissan dealer paid $121.00 and they said they couldnt find anything wrong. But the code was coming up P2101 throttle body actuator. They reset the computer and cut the light off. Told me if it comes on again i would have to have the throttle body replaced. $1042 was the out the door quote. Havent gotten it fixed as of yet. Waitting to scrape up the $1000.
2007 Nissan Altima65,000
throttle body / accelerator pedal sensor replaced throttlr body 4 times and replaced accelerator pedal sensor 2 times still not fixed really mad about it
2007 Nissan Altima66,000
Check Engine light came on. Three days later the car would not excellerate but stayed at idle. Re-started engine and was able to dive it to the dealership. Was told it needed a new thrttle body according the Nissan. I never had such an issue with any other other cars.
Throttle body intermittently failed near new. During highway driving, engine would remain running, but at idle. Throttle had no effect. Was replaced under warranty, no furhter issue.
2003 Nissan Altima115,234
Driving then no acceleration gas pedal press on gas engine revs not moving replaced w new throdle housing runs great
I have not have diagnosis yet, but this too sound like the same problem I am experience. I will be getting a diagnosis to prevent this from happening again.
2004 Nissan Altima122,000
This problem has occured on 3 or 4 occasions. When idling at a stop sign or red light, there was complete loss of power and subsequently service engine light soon came on. Regained control after turning off the engine, but the scary part is it behaves as if all controls are frozen and the car rolls down on a slope without any control.
2003 Nissan Altima180,000
throttle body
loss of power, check engine light soon came on, felt hesitant
2005 Nissan Altima119,000
Just as the description says, it goes a max of 2000 RPM... Mechanic sadly couldn't get to it today so I'm going to have to commute 40 miles to and from work :3
Check engine light on,cant accelerate no more than 5 miles,i stop turn it off after few minute. I turn it up again. Already replace the trottle twice ant took it to reset it. After a few days engine light again. It shows the code p1128 .
2011 Nissan Altima85,000
Check engine light came on I took it to Nissan and they said the had to re set the software for MAF sensor ($130.00 for diagnosis). Light stayed off for about 4 months.service engine light came back on so I took it back and they replaced the MAF sensor and the light stayed off for 3 days. Took it back and is currently still there and they just called and said the throttle body needs to be replaced $1500.00. I told him I'm not paying that because its still under warranty and we purchased the wrap package as well. Waiting for a call back. At least they gave me a rental car at no charge while they figure it out.
No acceleration after 50 to 60 mile
2012 Nissan Altima81,000
at first I had trouble with the push to start. I would push the button and the dash light lit up the engine clicked and nothing. I Called the dealer he said to change the batteries on the keyless entry which I did. The engine fired up after a few tries but not without a noticeable "lag" to get started. The lag continues 3 days later and the check engine light comes on. I get the code P2101 Failure of throttle body (etc) actuator. I bought the car in 2013 and have had no issues it ran great and 80% of the mileage is highway.
2005 Nissan Altima156,000
car would not accelerate at all. coasted it to shop. guy said it was throttle body. only had 3 codes at the time. 2 days later and 800.00 down, the car died again. same prob. guy said it was faulty part. re did it. now I have 32 codes and no car. he gave me the boot told me to bring it to nissan dealer. could he have messed up the computer
2011 Nissan Altima41,000
Car running perfect. Then "service engine soon" light and a light next to the traction warning comes on and and all acceleration is gone. Turn engine off and the restart it. Sometimes the car will go again. Sometimes not. Had the code ran and said it was the throttle pedal position sensor. So I had it replaced. Car did ok for 4 days then started doing the same thing. Eight times one day. Took it back in. Car doing ok again. Then same problem with the throttle pedal position sensor. No one has been able to fix whatever is wrong with my car. 2011 Nissan Altima. Approx 40,000 miles. ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE??
2010 Nissan Altima100,000
my car only have this problem when I am driving it on the interstate. It will run fine for about 20 min then the car will start losing power and will not accelerate. I have taken it to Nissan and they are telling me that they did not see anything wrong with the car. After reading the comments online I am sure this maybe the same problem but my car check engine light is not on so it maybe something different. I will not allow anyone I know to purchase a Nissan every again.
2006 Nissan Altima180,000
Nissan Sentra, not Altima - was driving fine, shut off for 5 minute errand, drove away uphill and all of a sudden would not go more than 5 miles an hour - went approx 2 miles like this, shut it off once and same thing -engine did not rev up. Restarted a day later to take it in and it drove fine to the car shop. They say throttle body control unit, total $530.
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