Misfire and check engine light due to clogged EGR valve on Nissan Frontier

The EGR valve can become clogged with carbon, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This can result in moderate to severe misfires on acceleration and the EGR valve and passages will need to be cleaned.

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Average mileage: 152,534 (10,200–262,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
25 people reported this problem
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2002 Nissan Frontier 10,200 mi,
Check engine light comes on then starts flashing. The engine sputters and misfires.
2002 Nissan Frontier 135,000 mi,
#2 misfire - changed electrical stuff first, cleaned with seafoam in fuel,oil, and vacuum- no help. swapped #1 and #2 f. injectors - no help (same code). Compression ck good. Noid ck on #2 injector - cks good
2002 Nissan Frontier 90,000 mi,
Check engine light on and sometimes blinking not running right
2001 Nissan Frontier 170,000 mi,
miss fire cylinder #3, and check engine light on
2004 Nissan Frontier 145,658 mi,
the engine light came on and the code is egr valve and #2 misfire.
2003 Nissan Frontier 227,000 mi,
It's missing like it's got bad gas in tank. Not fixed yet.
i have 2006 Nissan Frontier some time is take long time to start, i like to know how to fix this problem.
I have had nothing but problems out of my vehicle and now we are the end of warranty, by 5 months and I am told that I need a Canister Vent Control Valve and a Evaporation Control Canister for my vehicle that has been well taken care of, oil changes regularly, washed and pampered. My vehicle has 77,711 miles on it and it is going to cost me 700 dollars to get it fixed! It was just in the Nissan Dealership for the Gas Sensor that went bad in JUNE, a recall on the airbags in MAY and now this. Nissan has gone down hill and I will be sure to pass it along, that Nissan's now deals with "Throw Away" vehicles! You pay 30 grand for a vehcile to last you 5 years, really???? WOW! I am beyond upset at how Nissan handles their customers, vehicles and warranties! NEXT TIME I WILL BUY A CHEVY!
2001 Nissan Frontier 195,000 mi,
Stuttering upon acceleration. Changed valve fixed it
i have changed all plugs cap and rotor fuel filter to and even the cadillac converter still have the same problem not fixed yet
2003 Nissan Frontier 175,000 mi,
check engine light came on reader says its an egr code with 2nd cyl.misfire. This happened at about 90000 miles too. nissan dealer had to take the intake apart and clean the carbon out there are ports by each cyl that have to be cleaned.
My check engine light came on. The dealer replaced the EGR valve and the check engine light came on again. The dealer cleaned two engine ports and installed two new gasgets. The problem was due to a carbon build up.
2001 Nissan Frontier 137,000 mi,
check engine light on i change the egr for a new one an still the same problem check engine on.
2000 Nissan Frontier 185,000 mi,
lost power, hard to start when cold, .multiple misfires. knock sensor codes. replaced knock sensor, replaced distributor, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel filter, fuel inj. cleaner. about to pull egr valve and check and clean. if that doesent remedy it will check evap system. also after it reaches operating temp. runs just fine with no misfiring.????
2001 Nissan Frontier 220,000 mi,
no solution yet. any suggestions
2000 Nissan Frontier 100,000 mi,
the truck is not getting any fire and it wont start for me