|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P0101 2011 Nissan Sentra?
Dirty Air Filter
Dirty Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor
Intake air leaks
Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor
Mass Air Flow Sensor harness is open or shorted
Mass Air Flow Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
|How to Fix the P0101 2011 Nissan Sentra Code?
Start by checking 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.
Before replacing the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the Mass Air Flow Sensor with low compress air or Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner. Reset code and drive vehicle. If the code comes back, you must replace the Mass Air Flow Sensor to fix the problem.
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.
|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code P0101 2011 Nissan Sentra?
The cost to diagnose the P0101 2011 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.
|What are Code P0101 2011 Nissan Sentra Possible Symptoms?
Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
Engine running rough
Excessive fuel consumption
|What Does the P0101 2011 Nissan Sentra Code Mean?
The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor is placed in the stream of the 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 ECM controls the temperature of the hot film by 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. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the ECM detects a high or low voltage from the sensor under normal driving conditions.
P0101 2011 Nissan Sentra Code - Mass Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance
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