Engine-Codes - Generic - P1217

P1217 - Engine Over Temperature

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1217 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Thermostat
  • Faulty cooling fan motor
  • Cooling fan harness is open or shorted
  • Cooling fan circuit poor electrical connection
  • Engine Control Module (ECM) Program
  • Leaking radiator hose
  • Leaking or clogged radiator
  • Radiator cap
  • Leaking or damage Water pump

How is the P1217 code repair?

Start by checking 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.

Tech Notes

The coolant system thermostat it's the most likely cause of the P1217 code.

What is the cost to diagnose the P1217 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1217 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1217 Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the cooling fan corresponding to the vehicle speed, engine coolant temperature, refrigerant pressure, and air conditioner ON signal. The control system has 3-step control [HIGH/LOW/OFF].
If the cooling fan or another component in the cooling system malfunctions, engine coolant temperature will rise. When the engine coolant temperature reaches an abnormally high temperature condition, a malfunction is indicated.

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