P0217 - Engine Overheat Condition

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P0217 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

First diagnose P0217 code

    Check 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.

P0217 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.

Cost of diagnosing the P0217 code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0217 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the P0217 code detected?

Engine coolant temperature is excessively high under normal engine speed.

P0217 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.
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