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P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA Code - Mass Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3
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|P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code possible causes

  • Dirty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
  • Dirty air filter
  • Faulty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
  • MAF sensor harness is open or shorted
  • MAF sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Intake air leaks

|How do I fix the P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code tech notes

Before replacing the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the MAF sensor with low compress air or MAF sensor cleaner. Reset code and drive vehicle. If the code comes back, it may be necessary to replace the MAF sensor.

There is a factory service bulletin for the 2011-2012 Nissan Sentra:
If the P0101 code is set and there are no drivability problems, the factory service bulletin suggests reprogramming the Engine Control Module (ECM) to repair the problem. Bulletin No. NTB12-051d.

|Cost of diagnosing the P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code detected?

- A high voltage from the sensor is sent to Engine Control Module (ECM) under light load driving condition.
- A low voltage from the sensor is sent to ECM

|What are P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine stall
  • Engine running rough
  • Excessive fuel consumption
  • Excessive smoke

|P0101 2012 NISSAN SENTRA code description

The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor is placed in the stream of intake air. It measures the intake flow rate by measuring a part of the entire intake flow. It consists of a hot film that is supplied with electric current from the Engine Control Module (ECM).
The temperature of the hot film is controlled by the ECM a certain amount. The heat generated by the hot film is reduced as the intake air flows around it. The more air, the greater the heat loss. Therefore, the ECM must supply more electric current to maintain the temperature of the hot film as air flow increases. The ECM detects the air flow by means of this current change.
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