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Last night as I was driving my 2014 dart I heard a beep on my dashboard as I was making a right hand turn. I looked down at the dash and it said "Engine temperature too hot" I then noticed a light come on on the display. I think it was the throttle control light. That or the traction control light.

Anyways, I was working when this happened so I needed to use the car for the rest of the night, I only had a few more minutes to go before I could bring the car home and let it cool off over night. I drove it very slow and didn't do anything that would really tax the engine like running the a/c or idling. Once I arrived back to work I shut off the car and opened the hood to let the heat escape from the engine, thinking it might of been close to overheating. About 10-15 minutes later I come back and it's cooled down enough for me to feel safe driving it home.

I closed the hood started the car and noticed the coolant temp was around 170 when I started it. I turned on the heat to again draw heat away from the engine and not to tax it. I noticed it was constantly dropping and then raising, It would be around 155 degrees then go to 163 and or so and back down. I was able to make it home just fine with no more issues for now.

I told my dad about this issue and he says we should check the coolant and see if it's bad, he also told me to check under the hood and check the coolant and see if it lowers while the engine is hot but to not remove the cap. It's my first brand new car so I am learning a lot.

He also told me to not use the remote start for awhile since that really puts a lot strain on the engine and to just use the key to start the car. I've seen others post on here about this issue as well. Should I take it to my local dealer and see what they say? So I wait a few days and see if the problems goes away? An help would be great.

By the way it's a 2014 with almost 72 thousand miles on it already.

Any help would be great.

Thanks!
 

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do you check to see the coolant temp reading when CEL came on? this is easy to find on a TFT, but not sure how you could tell on a non-TFT.

what oil level are you at?

lastly, if you have AERO with 1.4T... likely not related to your issue, but when did you last change spark plugs? 1.4T i would check plugs every 20k miles, check again at 25k, change no later than every 30k miles.
 

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Another possibility is your coolant thermostat is sticking. Changing it out and a coolant flush can make a big difference. Never let a aluminum engine overheat. You will destroy it. They can't handle it. Like the old school cast iron V8s. Good Luck!
 

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Last night as I was driving my 2014 dart I heard a beep on my dashboard as I was making a right hand turn. I looked down at the dash and it said "Engine temperature too hot" I then noticed a light come on on the display. I think it was the throttle control light. That or the traction control light.

Anyways, I was working when this happened so I needed to use the car for the rest of the night, I only had a few more minutes to go before I could bring the car home and let it cool off over night. I drove it very slow and didn't do anything that would really tax the engine like running the a/c or idling. Once I arrived back to work I shut off the car and opened the hood to let the heat escape from the engine, thinking it might of been close to overheating. About 10-15 minutes later I come back and it's cooled down enough for me to feel safe driving it home.

I closed the hood started the car and noticed the coolant temp was around 170 when I started it. I turned on the heat to again draw heat away from the engine and not to tax it. I noticed it was constantly dropping and then raising, It would be around 155 degrees then go to 163 and or so and back down. I was able to make it home just fine with no more issues for now.

I told my dad about this issue and he says we should check the coolant and see if it's bad, he also told me to check under the hood and check the coolant and see if it lowers while the engine is hot but to not remove the cap. It's my first brand new car so I am learning a lot.

He also told me to not use the remote start for awhile since that really puts a lot strain on the engine and to just use the key to start the car. I've seen others post on here about this issue as well. Should I take it to my local dealer and see what they say? So I wait a few days and see if the problems goes away? An help would be great.

By the way it's a 2014 with almost 72 thousand miles on it already.

Any help would be great.

Thanks!
Hello, how did you resolve this engine too hot, throttle light and check engine light? Thanks
 

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Hello I’ve been having the same issue I’ve already changed the thermostat, how were you able to fix it? Also did your temperature gauge go all the way to cold instead of hot cause that is what mine does.

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Hello I’ve been having the same issue I’ve already changed the thermostat, how were you able to fix it? Also did your temperature gauge go all the way to cold instead of hot cause that is what mine does.

thank you
The temp sensor was replaced and seemed to solve the problem. I had temp sensor replaced and continued to have problem. It seem the new part was faulty. It was replaced again and seemed to solve the problem.
 
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