How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

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How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby D3stro » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:12 pm

Today, while driving the Versa of my girlfriend, a check engine light pop up right in my face. So, in the past I had troubles with check engine light on my SpecV and there was a procedure for a self-diagnostic mode using gaz pedal and the key in the ignition. So I tried it, it does work on the Versa too. So there it is, hope it help other Versa owners on the board.:

In car ECM Diagnostics/ECM Reset procedure:

1) Sit in the driver's seat.2) Turn the ignition key to the ON position and wait three seconds. (Do not start the car.)3) Fully depress and release the accelerator pedal five times in less than five seconds.4) Wait exactly seven seconds. Fully depress the accelerator pedal for ten seconds until the MIL light flashes.5) Release the accelerator pedal and start counting flashes to obtain the four-digit trouble code.

Long flashes (0.6 seconds) indicate the first digit of the code; count the blinks one through nine and write down the first digit. (Ten blinks indicates a zero.)The next three digits follow in turn in the same fashion except with faster blinks (0.3 second) and a 1.0-second pause between digits.

The ECM code repeats intself until you turn the ignition key to the OFF position, at which point the ECM resets itself to standard get-in-and-drive-the-car mode.You can look up the trouble codes in the ESM/FSM; there's a bunch of them. In the ESM, refer to page EC-639.Additionally, if you get four blinks of ten (0000), the ECM is indicating no malfunction.

You can clear the code (and the annoying MIL) by holding down the accelerator pedal for more than 10 seconds while in Diagnostic Test Mode II. When you release the pedal, the ECM erases the trouble code(s).

Have a watch with yourself, it helps a lot.

For the complete list of codes, all info on this link: http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/
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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (D3stro)

Postby alonsorules8 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:17 pm

Thank you for doing this write up on pulling code for your check engine light. I'm sure it will be used a lot when our V's get more use, or for those already experiencing fault codes with their V's now.

I hope the mods pin this or make a section for this write up.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (alonsorules8)

Postby Red Devil » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:42 pm

I thought the V was OBD-II. Wouldn't it be easier to buy a code-reader and be able to use it for multiple vehicles. Plus it has a readout and you couldn't misunderstand the code for a different one.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (Red Devil)

Postby D3stro » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:11 am

Red Devil wrote:I thought the V was OBD-II. Wouldn't it be easier to buy a code-reader and be able to use it for multiple vehicles. Plus it has a readout and you couldn't misunderstand the code for a different one.
Why buy a OBD2 reader whn you can do this for free? And I just want to state one more thing about reading a code. If you have 2 check engine code for exmple, the first number, so it should be zero by default, there will be 10 slow light blink and after that 3 series of faster blink so you can get the full code. The second check engine will come right after with a 10 slow light blink and fellowed by 3 series of faster blink in case you have more check engine problem. And just to be have everything wrote down, I keep counting and writting check engine codes until I get the first one once again.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (D3stro)

Postby mmcg80 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:47 am

In 2007 Nissan TIIDA (In Mexico) doesn't work. Only can obtain codes with code reader or scanner. Auto-X-Ray or Actron.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (mmcg80)

Postby Althalus » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:24 am

Doesn't work with 07 CVT Hatch US

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (D3stro)

Postby filipo » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:54 pm

Thanks; that came quite useful (my problem code p0116), though my specific story continues beyond that. I'm based in Manila and local Nissan dealer/service agent doesn't have service manuals for Versas yet. Apparently, those service manuals provide all these codes that you've listed and how to deal with them. I told them the problem (thanks to your list), but they say they gotta see it from Nissan official service manual (not those that arrive with the car). You must have pulled these numbers from something 'official', right? where do you think I could download this so it could say Nissan Versa trouble codes, etc.? thanks

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa (D3stro)

Postby dannymac » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:08 am

D3stro,

Thanks a ton for the info. You are right about the watch, you have to have the timing right. The code repeats itself so concentration on getting the code running is the key. I havd a code 0455. Apperently I did not install the gas cap correctly. I was a little ticked at the code as I only have 600 miles on the car. You saved the dealer a but chewing.

Thanks

Dan

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby ticall » Sat May 15, 2010 12:50 pm

Good day everyone, I'm new to this forum.
I've had my Versa for 3.5 years now, I've had just a couple problems with it but nothing major! Love the car!!
Recently my service engine light came on, so I had my mechanic run a test and got the code P2000! The ecm code is not one that the mechanic recognized right away and it's also not listed above. If anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated! :gotme

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby Great White Versa » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:00 pm

I get two codes from mine but neither of them are on this list. Where would i go to get an interpretation for them? They are
0850
1615

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby Promise Land » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:26 am

Great White Versa wrote:I get two codes from mine but neither of them are on this list. Where would i go to get an interpretation for them? They are
0850
1615
ti, Great White,

I'd just call your local dealer. They have access to the correct machines to diagnose the codes. We don't have the entire exhaustive list available but your dealer should. if you figure it out, let us know. We can add your info with the other.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby NODES » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:26 pm

isn't 0850 a transmission code?

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby Silver Eagle » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:06 pm

P0850 is Park/neutral switch input circuit. If you have a fault code and want to check out what it means try
www.eobd2.eu/DTCL.asp Never mind the fancy stuff buy an OBD II fault reader. you can pick one up on ebay for £20 - $30 which will take the quesswork out of your readings and you will save money on having the garage clear fault codes. You can also use in on other cars now and in the future. With the amount of sensors, circuits in todays cars a reader is a must for the toolbag.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby 2011versa hatch » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:49 am

Agree with Silver Eagle. A must have for in the car. From what I've been informed, by an Ebay seller, 2007 and later use the CAM version of the OBD2 reader. The CAM version is also backwards compatable.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby Fred Farkel » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:24 am

In the US, you can go to most any Auto Zone or Advanced Auto Parts (and other stores) to have the codes read for free.

The OBD II reader is about 60 bucks and it can be used on most any other recent model car you have.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby airmax2011 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:14 pm

Plus it has a readout and you couldn't misunderstand the code for a different one.

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby jdcnosse » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:26 am

Fred Farkel wrote:In the US, you can go to most any Auto Zone or Advanced Auto Parts (and other stores) to have the codes read for free.
+1

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby D3stro » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Fred Farkel wrote:In the US, you can go to most any Auto Zone or Advanced Auto Parts (and other stores) to have the codes read for free.

The OBD II reader is about 60 bucks and it can be used on most any other recent model car you have.
Maybe yes, but you won't have to drive around and waste gas for it. ;)

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Re: How to extract a check engine code on a Versa

Postby jmud » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:17 am

Thank you OP. I live in Hawaii where apparently by law the automotive shop cannot diagnose the car for free. I got it to work after a couple of tries, but regardless you just saved me $80 at the dealer. lol :biggrin:


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