Car Problem Reports
Nissan Sentra Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor May Cause Driveability Issues
Nissan Sentra Problem
Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 117,214 mi (49,000 mi - 183,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 130,000 mi
Would stall at stop or low speeds
Visitor, 1994 Nissan Sentra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 156,000 mi
Car shuts off while driving any where.
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 90,000 mi
Rough Idle, stalls when coming to stop, hesitation while accelerating.
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 140,000 mi
I had my mass air flow sensor replaced in april, i was now having the same exact problems again 8 months later, come to find out they said when they replaced my mass air flow sensor the last time that it would not connect into my car so they rewired it and now the wires are fried so they are trying to tell me i have to buy a whole new wiring harness for 1000 bucks, i am a single mom and do not have that kind of money.
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 78,000 mi
The engine power droped and will slow down and stall. No pick up. Replaced Mass Air Flow meter and sensor. Occurred second time at 129000 miles amrked replaced again.
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 105,000 mi
Same problem that has plagued virtually everyone else who has owned one of these: a bad MAF.
I am curious why everyone states to use an OEM MAF rather than aftermarket? I have spent the better part of the day reading about this model and the thousands of complaints that have been lodged about the OEM MAF. Seems like Nissan has had a problem with them since day one, and that they have had a higher than normal failure rate (some failing after just a few hundred miles). So unless they (Nissan) have changed something, I don't see what the advantage is of buying another one of their high-priced OEM's for this? It just doesn't make sense. It appears as though the OEM MAF has plagued these cars since their inception. So unless Nissan has actually changed them so that they work better, why not buy aftermarket for a mere fraction of the price? I have seen some aftermarket ones by certain manufacturers that have pretty good reviews. I can buy as many as 8 aftermarkets for the price of 1 OEM. So has Nissan finally fixed something with their MAF's, or are they still just selling the same junk MAF that's been driving everyone nuts???
Visitor, 2000 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 183,000 mi
BOGGED ACCELERATION, STALLING AT IDLE
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 86,000 mi
Stalling when idling at a red light or just after starting my car (the cold seems to effect it).
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Sentra, 140,000 mi
Today I am having this issue repaired for the second time in the last couple years!
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Sentra, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 115,000 mi
Stalls frequently when coming to a stop, sometimes just slowing down to turn a corner.