Engine-Codes - Nissan - P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA

P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA - Engine Over Temperature

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?

P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA 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 do I fix code P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA

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.

Tech Notes

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

Cost of diagnosing the P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA 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.

When is the code detected?

- Cooling fan does not operate properly (Overheat)
- Cooling fan system does not operate properly (Overheat)
- Engine coolant was not added to the system using the proper filling method
- Engine coolant is not within the specified range.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1217 2008 NISSAN SENTRA 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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