Mass Air Flow Sensor problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Mass Air Flow Sensor problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. My mechanic has been doing a lot of work on this car for the past month trying to figure out why my car completely powers off if I am driving on the road. After taking the diagnostic test again for the 3rd time it says we need two 02 sensors replaced and a new mass airflow sensor. Once we turned the key into the ignition the car began to smoke and burst into flames we pulled the keys out of the ignition and the fire department arrived and tried to put the fire out but gas leaked out and made a huge fire. The car tried to start up and we did not have the keys in the car the fire department had to cut my car battery out because it would not go out. Fortunately my fiance' and I made it out of the car alive. With all of the money I have been putting into this car to have it fixed and it catches on fire this makes me not want to ever purchase another chevy car in my life and I am only 22 years old. The failure date was Fri., Feb. 21, 2014.
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The car was a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNDT13W3V_. This 1997 Blazer has some kind of electrical problem when it warms up it looses power and spudders. Will not exceed 35 miles per hour and then wont run at all. We have changed O2 sensors mass airflow sensor catalytic converter. Its worst when in gear. It was 09/28/2008 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Ford Freestar. In the morning the vehicle battery had been drained and we had it towed to the dealer. They replaced the alternator. We picked it up and the check engine light came on. They said it was the mass air flow sensor and replaced it. Two weeks went by and one day the vehicle wouldn't start. We had it towed to the dealer and they said it was the mass air flow connector and replaced it. The next day the vehicle wouldn't start. We had it towed to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong. The engine always idles very rough and no one can correct it. It has stalled in traffic. I have done research and have been made aware of a problem with the pcm module on these vehicles. Apparently rain gets it and soaks the module causing all sorts of electrical and transmission problems. Ford is aware of the issue and has issued a service bulletin and repair kit for this problem, but no recall. It was 07/15/2013 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The car is a 2011 Ford Fusion. The VIN of this vehicle was 3FAHP0JG1B_. ***note: this started in may 2013 happened 3 time. Dealership replace an intake sensor and then it happened again as listed below. This is putting me and my daughters in danger everytime this happens without prior warning. ---------------------------------------- July 19, 2013 @ 3:29 without warning this time the “check engine” indicator came on , the car made a weird noise like a dying rumble/purring noise as it became silent and all power left. -she put the care in “p” park -started the engine and it acted normal -------------------------------------- July 19, 2013 @3:28 without warning the “throttle control/transmission” indicator lit up, the car became silent and all power left. -she put the care in “p” park -started the engine and it acted normal ------------------------------------------- July 19, 2013 @ 1:20 am : without warning the “throttle control/transmission” indicator lit up, the car became silent and all power left. -she put the care in “p” park -started the engine and it acted normal ---------------------------------------------------------- July 18, 2013 @4:30 without warning the “throttle control/transmission” indicator lit up, the car became silent and all power left. -she put the care in “p” park …. I was in the back seat & instructed her what to do. -started the engine and it acted normal ***** Ford dealership service technicians could not find or duplicate the problem. The issue escalated to the Ford engineers. They determined that it was something like the massive intake air flow sensor and installed a new one ( Ford part: fp 3l3z-128579-ba sensor assy) June 13 just prior to my business trip on June 17,2013. This issue happened on 07/18/13.
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The VIN of the car is KM8JM12BX8_. Owner (Hyundai Tucson 2008 GLS) Hyundai customer service and representative is the worse. My vehicle has been cutting off without any warning. I've taken my car to the dealer numerous time indicating the car cut-offs without warning. In addition, I took my car to the dealer in 2009 complaining about the cut-off and not picking up speed. The dealer ourisman Hyundai (laurel) service representative
indicated there is a value that allows the air flow intake for the vehicle not opening up properly. Needless to say; they have done nothing. Again the vehicle went back in for check engine light and cutoff. Their explanation, the gas tank was not tight. In 2010 the vehicle cutoff with warning and now is cutting off without warning. To date the vehicle has cutoff without warning more than 10 times to include August 16, 2011 (speed 10 mph), August 17, 2011 (speed 15 mph), August 23, 2011 (speed 20 mph) and August 29, 2011, (speed 60 mph) without warning. Each time, ive taken the vehicle to the dealer; however they cannot replicate the problem. As I mentioned to them, the vehicle cut-offs when it wants to without warning. The cutoff without warning is an accident waiting to happen. The August 29, 2011(at 60 mph) 7:45am cut-off was fortunate the vehicle in the back did not rear end me. The vehicle cutoff, again on August 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm. The vehicle has been with the dealer each time, however they cannot duplication of locate the problem. However, they want me to pay to replace the mass air flow sensor with may not be the problem. The July incident was the first time. The vehicle is back at the dealer trying to determine the problem. Updated 09/08/lj. This mass air flow sensor problem happened on 07/01/09.
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The car involved was a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. Vehicle has been to dealer 5 times for stalling, recall on stalling performed November 2000. Dealer cannot remedy problem. The vehicle stalls intermnittently at stop sign, red lights, low speed driving, while backing out and on highways, dealer has attempted to fix this problem several times however has not been successful, even with recall 00v259001 repair the vehicle is not fixed, dealer has also replaced the air flow sensor connection, purge valve (on 6 occasions), tps sensor and extension, and other sensor assemblies. Lumbar support would not hold, dealer replaced. Trunk would not stay open on incline. This issue happened on May 31, 2000.
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The vehicle is a 2003 Lexus Rx300. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JTJGF10U93_. I called my local Lexus three times prior to June, 2012 regarding lights suddenly illuminating on the dashboard. I had a recurring issue where the check engine and vsc warning lights would illuminate. Each time the customer service agent told me that the lights would go off when I refueled. Three times the lights did go off (after several days), but once I had to have the dealer reset them. The most recent occurrence resulted in the dealer telling me I needed the air fuel and air flow sensors replaced, a repair which cost over $750. 00. As an aside, every time I called to inquire about the lights being illuminated my car was under warranty and no repairs were suggested. After the warranty expired I was then advised that the sensors needed to be replaced. This mass air flow sensor issue occurred 07/01/2010.
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The vehicle was a 2010 Lincoln Mks. Lincoln 2009/2010 throttles down when a/c engages. After 1 year of replacement of parts. Including a/c compressor. Mass air flow sensor. Throttle system. Car replaced 1&1/2 later with 2010. At first use of a/c 2010 car throttled down causing it to jerk. . Reported to service manager who stated without inspection it was a characteristic of the car. I requested a field engineer to inspect. Car inspected and 2010 Mks did throttle down 50-70 rpm . The car throttles down going down the road. Engineer stated he would replace mass air flow sensor at 1st service of car on5/28/10. When I called to schedule service ,service manager stated he received report and matter closed it was a character of the car. There is an electronic problem that causes the Mks to throttle down when driving down the road. That is a possible safety concern for anyone. Note this problem is not as bad as the 2009 I had as it shook even at idle. I believe Ford/Lincoln Mks has an electronic manufactures defect. Someone needs to have Ford correct this problem and have them
acknowledge the problem. If the electronic problem continues as with the previous Mks the problem increases suggesting computer degradation. It was 03/08/2010 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle is a 2002 Mazda Tribute. On 7/31/02 my Tribute died while going down hill to a 4 way stop. At first I wasn't sure what to do, then I put my vehicle in park and tried to restart it. This was successful and I drove immediately to the dealer. I was given a rental for 2 days and when I went to pick it up was told that it could have been spider webs or something in the computer system area, so they cleaned out the vapor vent tubes. I was very nervous to be driving a car that could die in the middle of the road, I was just glad there was no accident. I thought that the problem was resolved until 4/01/03 when Tribute died while driving again. This time I was going uphill to a 4 way stop and was able to steer into a driving using all my force b/c the steering once again went out. Both times there was no warning, the dash lights were all on after it stalled. Once again I restarted my vehicle and drove immediately to the dealership where they reflashed pcm to latest calibrations, replaced the dpfe sensor, the mass air flow sensor and the idle air control valve. I am wondering if someone has to die before Mazda or the government will call a recall. If this is the case, both should be very ashamed for their lack of concern about the consumers. It was Apr. 1, 2003 when this mass air flow sensor issue happened.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 1995 Mercedes Benz E320. The car began to idle rough months before, it completely stopped. I thought this was just a mass airflow sensor, but after getting that fixed I didn't know what it was. A few months later, the car stopped in the middle of the road. It could have ended in a crash but thankfully I was on a road with fairly light traffic. Upon inspection, the wiring harness on my '95 E320 completely was wearing away, specifically around the ignition coils. I'm ashamed of mercedes for not recalling this problem, as it (I have found out after reading) is an infamous problem with mb from 1993-96. I hope that they sort this out so no one gets in a crash, or worse. This problem occurred on Thu., Jun. 14, 2012.
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The vehicle is a 1997 Mercedes Benz C280. Wire harness and mass air flow sensors are well known to fail in all w202 body style mercedes maf are not a larger problem due to their low repair cost on the other hand all w202 have to have the wire harness replaced in under 10 years which for $2000+ is unreasonable due to the fact that it is a clear problem in all such vehicles. It was Apr. 16, 2005 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Nissan Maxima. My family and I were driving south bound on the new jersey turnpike at 75 mph and the car shutdown, it would not accelerate and lost power. Luckily we were in the right lane and I acted quickly to turn on the hazards and get off the highway on to the shoulder to avoid a serious accident. This car only has ~16000 miles as well as all of its scheduled maintenance is up to date. After getting it towed to the Nissan dealership they informed us that it was a problem with the mass air flow sensor and that even though the car was within the warranty period the warranty would not cover it as they found a leaf in the sensor. We have no way to verify that there was a leaf in the sensor and the car is kept in a garage and/or driveway nowhere near a tree. We wanted to report this incident so that if more incidents like this occur maybe a recall is warranted as Nissan's engineering of the vehicles could be at fault. How could a leaf in get in there? if a leaf does get in why would that corrode the part?. This mass air flow sensor issue occurred Sunday, March 25, 2012.
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The car was a 2000 Nissan Maxima. I checked my oil and transmission fluid about a week and a half after buying the car and right when I shut the hood the check engine light popped on and stayed on obviously very temperamental. About a week later while stopped at a red light the engine felt a little weird then when I started driving right away the car lost power shut down and all the light popped on I had my 2 year old and 3 year old and fiance in the car and the steering wheel locked up and I almost got hit trying to steer it out of traffic into a mcdonald's. Called the dealer and he just left us sitting there in the heat. Called the tow truck and I was trying to restart the car but it would turn over but not stay on. So I wait and wait and decide to try starting it like 20 minutes later after looking under the hood and it starts right up as the tow truck is pulling up but he charged me anyway even though I was able to drive it from there to the dealers on my own the dealers mechanic kept trying to diagnose this thing and kept saying OH its fixed now about 4 different times. . . First he said it was the coil pack,then he said it was the maf mass air flow sensor,then they said bad gas was put in it by them and they cleaned the gas rail,then finally they listened to me and replaced the isc (idle speed control) motor now it started working and not dying on me when I slow down or stop at red lights because they gave it back to me like three times saying it was fixed and it wasn't but now when I'm in the park position with the car running within about 20-30 seconds the rpm drops and the car lights up and dies but at least it starts right back up and drives not like before but this is still a problem. Look on identifix website and you will see that 4 components need to be recalled. The maf,ignition coils,isc,and most expensive of all the ecm which it says is usally damaged once the isc is done for. This mass air flow sensor issue occurred Sat., Jun. 25, 2011.
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The vehicle was a 2000 Subaru Legacy. Vehicle stopped during normal driving and there was a lost of power steering and braking. The vehicle stopped during the dealers test drive, but they were unable to find the problem. The dealer stated that this problem pointed towards a knock sensor air flow sensor, or possibly an electronic control unit. It was Thursday, May 20, 2004 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle involved was a 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. While driving on i40 just after leaving i17 at flagstaff, az, during heavy rainstorm, vehicle decelerated abruptly to about 45 mph (while on cruise control set at 65), managed to pull off at next off ramp and car died completely about halfway up offramp (country club road exit). Warning messages included "check hybrid system", "check 4wd system", and "check avs system". After calling findlay Toyota in flagstaff and while waiting for tow truck, turned system off for a few minutes and attempted restart which was successful and drove to Toyota dealership. After 2 days of diagnostic checks and technician calls with Toyota, they tried to tell me problem was dirty mass air flow sensor. This vehicle had received recall notice and had inverter and avs system replaced at a little over 100,000 miles. Extreme safety hazard with power system failure on interstate in rainstorm surrounded by 18 wheelers. This problem occurred on 08/11/12.
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The owner has a 2008 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph on the freeway the hybrid warning light illuminated on the instrumental panel and the vehicle suddenly stalled. He was able to drift the vehicle onto the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The diagnosis determined that the air flow sensor failed. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 56,000. It was Fri., Nov. 12, 2010 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. I bought this car used in 2003 and had problems with it since. Esc light comes on all the time. Replaced ignition coils, mass air flow sensor, oxygen sensor, and spark plugs multiples times to try and fix the check engine light that keeps coming back on. It keeps spitting out random cylinder misfire codes. Passenger side window broke. The arm rest hinge broke. The glove compartment hinge broke. Brake lights need replacing constantly. Water pump broke while driving in the middle of freeway and the temperature gauge shot through the roof. A random tube/hose in the engine broke. Transmission problem, could not shift from park to drive. Interior cabin smells like crayon. Very rough idle, need to warm up the car for at least 5 mins every morning or else the car will stall. I noticed if you do not warm the car long enough, you have to press the brake pedal very hard to get it to stop. I can cope with all the above issues but I cannot tolerate the car randomly stalling/engine dying while driving around the city. Lately the car is making weird noises like it ran over a pothole. I gave away the car and will never again own any cars made from Volkswagen. This mass air flow sensor issue occurred Friday, March 2, 2012.
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The car was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle has 80k miles I've replaced 3 mass air flow sensors, approx 12 coils. The latest issue is the epc - car stalls while driving, epc comes on. Car will restart with some difficulty. This issue happened on 03/30/11.
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The car involved is a 1999 Volvo V70. The VIN of this V70 is YV1LW56D6X_. 11/12/04 mass air flow sensor replaced
12/16/04 map sensor & shut off valve replaced
3/15/05 shut off valve replaced again!
1/18 05 master window switch pack replaced -
5/31/05 master window switch pack replaced again!!
3/17/05 electronic throttle control module replaced!!!
5/9/05 oxygen sensor and abs control unit replaced. When the throttle control module failed in March 2005, my 1999 Volvo V70 had only 55,000 miles on it! I was on the expressway when my car lost power and had no way to get back onto the road safely. . . . . I have spent over $4000 in the past year replacing electrical control units in order to make this car safe. The check engine light came multiple times over the past year. I am afraid to drive this car for fear of something else going wrong with the electrical system. I have four small grandchildren who are with me at least three days a week. This issue happened on Thu., Mar. 17, 2005.
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The vehicle involved was a 2001 Volvo S80. On two occasions, in January of 2006 and June of 2006, my 2001 Volvo s-80 sedan stalled without warning while driving. I had no power and steering it was extremely difficult. For the first incident in January, keystone Volvo replaced my mass air flow sensor. When the car stalled again in June, they replaced the throttle module. The failure date was 01/16/05.
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The vehicle involved is a 2002 Audi A4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WAUJC68E32_. 1/10/2003--took the car in to have it checked because of a rough idle and trouble starting. The dealer found no initial problems. 2/5/2003--received notice in the mail from Audi concerning the possibility of bad coil packs on 2002 A4's. 2/7/2003--the car stalled on us at night, in the rain, in the middle of a busy intersection. It took me at least a minute to get it restarted--that may not sound like much, but you should try turning off your car in the middle of an intersection and wait 60 seconds before restarting & taking off. See how may people start honking and/or almost hit you before you move. . . . 2/8-2/11/03--the dealer checks the car over. They say the coil packs are fine, but the mass air flow sensor was bad, so they replaced it. I don't believe they have fixed the problem, since the car still idles rough, and still has trouble starting. Luckily, it hasn't died on us again (yet). This mass air flow sensor problem happened on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003.
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The car involved was a 2002 BMW 3 Series. This is not as much a complaint as a request for help. Since March of 2013 I have replaced 5 throttle bodies and 3 gas pedal sensors, all oem parts. The problem that happened again today: driving at normal highway speed [55/60] the eml, traction control and brake warning lights all went on. Pulled over and turned off. Restarted, now "service engine, eml, traction control and brake lights" were on. Turned off, restarted, same lighting situation, very rough idle and car would not drive, as it was struggleing for fuel. Unplugged the "mass air flow sensor": car started, displayed no warning lights, drove fine about 8 miles to repair shop. Code read shows, "throttle position sensor", replaced. . Same problem within minutes of driving. A little internet research on e46 finds this an all to common problem with no solution. Thanks in advance. It was Fri., Mar. 1, 2013 when this mass air flow sensor issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 BMW 325i. Gm5, and mass airflow sensor not working on my 2001 325i BMW. It shuts off when get a dead stop and about to take off again. The doors will unlock and lock after pressing the buttons multiple times. The remote as well will not unlock or lock the doors everytime. Its at random with no specific pattern. The failure date was Friday, May. 27, 2011.
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The car involved was a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. Body control module went out. Had to find the answer on google so the dealer could fix it (headlights and dash controls went on and off while driving at night) $650
front seat inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $?
gas gauge inop dealer still does not know whats wrong $?
catalytic converter went out this month also cost $850
water pump $25
O2 sensor bank 1 and 2 - $145
mass air flow sensor- $104
fuel filter- $11
steering rack and pinion- $195
all these things happened in one month. I hate the Buick rondezous. Getting rid of as soon as I can. This problem occurred on 10/03/2011.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The VIN of this Lacrosse is 2G4WD53225_. Traveling on interstate 57 during daytime hours. While cruising at 73 miles per hour in the right hand lane, the vehicle sputtered and lost all power. I coasted to a stop off the side of the road. I restarted the vehicle and everything seemed ok, so I continued on. A little later it sputtered again and started losing power. The power came back before it came to a complete stop. I called on star for a diagnostic check and they told me I had a fuel system problem and that if the car would run to continue that it was not a safety issue. They told me to take it to a dealer for repairs when I got home. I took the car worden-marten service center for repairs on March 23rd. To repair the car they:
1. Replaced cat converter and oxygen sensor 125cgmpp- $750. 47
a second incident occurred while traveling on interstate 57 during daytime hours. I was passing a semi tractor trailer with three cars following me while cruising at 73 miles per hour when the vehicle sputtered and lost all power putting me in a very dangerous situation. The vehicle coasted down to about 60 miles per hour before it kicked back in. I in the mean time had dropped back behind the semi with the three cars behind me and when I could I pulled back into the right hand lane. This was a very dangerous situation for me and my wife. I called on star for a diagnostic check and they told me that everything was ok. I took the car worden-marten service center for repairs again on April 19th
to repair the car they:
1. Replaced mass -air flow unit and sensor $ 131. 39
who knows if it is fixed right this time?
this was a very dangerous situation to be in for the car to fail. This problem occurred on Mar. 21, 2010.
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The car is a 2000 Cadillac Eldorado. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G6ET1297Y_. While traveling at 65 mph the engine quit in the middle of the I-35w bridge over the mississippi river in minneapolis. I managed to coast safely to a stop on an exit ramp about 200 ft from bobby and steve’s auto world. They spent four hours trying to figure out the problem was. They found the ecs fuse had blown but they were not able to determine what caused its failure even after four hours of working on the car. They replaced the fuse and everything began working properly. The problem had not reoccurred as of this date. I bought a package of five10 amp replacement fuses and put them in the glove compartment. I was told that ecs fuse supplies the power train control module, the agr valve, the evaporator canister purge valve, the ignition one relay, the mass airflow sensor, and the trans axle. It was Apr. 13, 2013 when this mass air flow sensor issue happened.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Horn Assembly problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||
|Anti-theft Controller problems||
|Battery Dead problems||
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Dashboard Failed problems||
|Battery Cable problems||