Hesitiation or Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Valve on Nissan Sentra

The EGR Valve can malfunction causing a hesitation when accelerating, rough idle, or idle hunting (surging or idle going up-and-down). If the valve malfunctions, there may or may not be a Check Engine light.

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Average mileage: 135,667 (56,545–220,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
7 model years affected: 1991, 1994, 2001, 2002, more2004, 2005, 2007
14 people reported this problem
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2001 Nissan Sentra - 1.6L 4 Cylinder 210,000 mi,
at idle engine feels like its missing and surges. it also runs rough between 1500 and 2000 rpm
2005 Nissan Sentra - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 137,500 mi,
rough idle with check engine on rpm goes from 1500 to 2000 rpm .....thanks
2002 Nissan Sentra 110,000 mi,
I've had the erg valve go bad twice on the same 2002 Nissan Sentra, back in 2006 and again this year.
2001 Nissan Sentra - 1.6L 4 Cylinder
The car is feeling like stalling loseing power,change mass air fow sencor a little over a year an ahalf,same problem again smells like rotten eggs
2002 Nissan Sentra - 1.8L 4 Cylinder 127,000 mi,
still happening. Seems to have happened right after head gasket repair 4 weeks ago. mechanics can't seem to fix the rough idle. CEL was on and said egr... but then they checked egr and said it was ok and CEL stayed off
2002 Nissan Sentra - 2.5L 4 Cylinder 140,000 mi,
Hesitation when starting..
2007 Nissan Sentra - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 97,625 mi,
rough idle