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Nissan Versa MAF Sensor Replacement Guide
How to clean or change the mass air flow sensor for the HR16DE 1.6L I4 engine in a 2012 to 2019 Nissan Versa.

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2019 Versa 1.6L I4
Right Rear - Air Box
Disconnect Power Plug
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Nissan Versa sedan in cleaning or changing a failing or faulty mass air flow sensor attached to the air filter box for the HR16DE 1.6 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Owners of other Nissan vehicle such as the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue,  Note, Leaf, Juke, Kicks, Latio, Almera, Sunny, Qashqai, NV200, Pathfinder, Frontier and X-Trail may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Some of the symptoms of a dirty, failing or faulty MAF sensor include hard starting, rough idling, hesitating, surging, poor acceleration, hiccups, low fuel economy (lowered MPG), stalling, loss of power and misfiring. You might also see a CEL / SES (check engine light / service engine soon warning) displayed on the gauge cluster. If you have an OBD2 scan tool it might reveal a MAF sensor related DTC (diagnostic trouble code) such as P0100, P0101, P0102, P0103 or P0104.

The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) MAF sensor part number in this 2019 Versa SV was Hitachi AFH60M-48 (also known as Nissan 22680BV80B or 226807S00A).

Two compatible replacement aftermarket mass air flow sensors with their part numbers include the following: Hitachi MAF0031 and Delphi AF10141.

The only tool needed to remove and replace the sensor is a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

If you'd like to try cleaning your old sensor before buying a new one, I recommend using CRC Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner spray.

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the right (driver side) rear area of the engine bay.

The mass air flow sensor is attached to the top of the air intake tube in between the filter housing and the throttle body.

Push in the release tab on the electrical connector before pulling it straight off the old sensor.


Loosen Counterclockwise
Remove Second Screw
Two Screws Removed
Loosen the two screws on the old sensor by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the Phillips head screwdriver.

Spin out the two screws the last few turns with your fingers to prevent them from falling down and becoming lost in the engine bay.

Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Slide Out Old Sensor
Inspect OEM Sensor
Part Number
Carefully slide the old sensor out of the slot in the engine air filter housing.

Inspect the old sensor for any soot, oily deposits, dust or debris.

If you'd like to try cleaning the old sensor before you buy a new one, gently spray the MAF cleaner spray on to the sensor's "hot-wire".

Avoid using a towel, compressed air or a cotton swab to clean or dry off the sensor's wire.

Allow the sensor to air dry.

Part # AFH60M-48
Made By Hitachi
Line Up New Sensor
Orientate the new or cleaned sensor with the screw holes in the correct position.
Install New MAF Sensor
Spin In Two Screws
Tighten Screws Clockwise
Slide the new sensor into the opening in the air box.

Make sure the new sensor is properly installed and fully seated in place.

Spin in the two screws a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to make sure they don't fall down and become lost.

Tighten the two screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the Phillips head screwdriver until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the two screws to prevent from cracking the plastic sensor housing.

Push On Power Plug
MAF Sensor Replaced
Test New Sensor
Slide the electrical connector straight on to the top of the new sensor into the socket.

You should feel or hear the power plug "click" securely into place.

If you have an OBDII scanner, clear any MAF sensor related DTC codes.

Start the engine and listen closely for any strange sounds. If you do hear any weird noises, immediately turn off the ignition and double check your work.

If everything sounds normal, take the car for a short test drive to see if any of the symptoms of a faulty MAF sensor occur again.

Don't forget to write down the procedure in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my 2012-2019 Nissan Versa DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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