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P0217 - Engine Overheat Condition

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3 What does this mean?
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Possible causes

  • Faulty cooling fan
  • Faulty Thermostat
  • Faulty engine temperature sensor
  • Cooling fan harness is open or shorted
  • Cooling fan poor electrical connection
  • Engine temperature sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Engine temperature sensor poor electrical connection
  • Improper ignition timing
  • Blocked radiator
What does this mean?

Tech notes

If the P0217 code is present and there are no coolant leaks, start by servicing the coolant system and replacing the thermostat to resolve the problem.
What does this mean?

When is the code detected?

Engine coolant temperature is excessively high under normal engine speed.

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P0217 Description

The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the engine coolant temperature with the engine running. The P0217 code is set when the temperature is higher than normal even and there is no heavy load to the engine.
OBDII Code P0217 - Engine Overheat Condition -

P0217 Information for specific makes

P0217 FORD Engine Coolant Over Temperature Condition
P0217 HYUNDAI Engine Coolant Over Temperature Condition
P0217 INFINITI Engine Overheat Condition
P0217 KIA Engine Coolant Over Temperature Condition
P0217 MAZDA Engine Coolant Over Temperature Condition
P0217 MERCEDES-BENZ Engine Over Temp Condition
P0217 NISSAN Engine Overheat Condition

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