At higher mileages (125,000+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can cause the engine to stall unexpectedly.
Average mileage: 179,844 (121,000–252,865)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
17 people reported this problem
going down the road it runs fine, but when i stop at a stop sign, it will sometimes die on me unexpectedly.
Stalls on warm starts, especially at higher altitudes.
Will lift hood, let engine cool (10-30 minutes), and then engine starts fine.
Engine does not idle rough, or stall at stop lights/signs.
When the engine is cold it idles fine and runs fine,about after a minute it starts to have a surging idle. At about 2000 rpm the engine feels heavy but once its over 3000 ,it feels as if something was clogged