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Dodge Charger Check Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat

Dodge Charger Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.7L V8 HEMI

Average Mileage: 88,556 mi (41,000 mi - 170,000 mi)


The thermostat may fail to close completely, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This problem will prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature; a new thermostat should be installed.

  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6

    will not get warm while in park or in stop and go traffic but if i get on the highway heat will come on and work til i stop

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 70,000 mi

    I have the exact same issue. My thermostat only reaches a quarter of the way during high way driving and semi-normal during stop and go traffic.

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  • Toddpod, , 2.7L V6, 64,000 mi

    I recently had my thermostat housing repaired late last year. Could this be the problem with the check engine light coming on? The engine idles rough and is substantially rocking the car more than normal. Low power and seems the car is about to die, but never does.

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 88,000 mi

    heat work fine till i would stop at light then would run could also took longer in the morning to heat up 2day later check enginer light cam on (check under hood low anti freez and thermostat

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 97,000 mi

    There's coolant around thermostat box low coolant even after I put coolant in check engine light coming on but goes off car take long time to warm up

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 87,000 mi

    Same problem, check engine light because of the thermostat no closing properly,

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  • Visitor, , 2.7L V6, 143,000 mi

    I have anti-freeze residue around thermostat housing and my engine light comes on. The car goes through its info check and the engine light remains illuminated.

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  •  Rookie

    driving lose of heat guage drops off to cold and the check engine comes on

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 61,788 mi

    The thermostat does not move to half and it takes a while to get warm

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