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2008 Ford Fusion S 4dr Sedan I4 FWD

2008 Ford Fusion
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size Sedan
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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August 16, 2012, 1:09 pm

Amber G

Question: My car has a yellow check engine light on and the free diagnostic brought up a coolant code

wanted to know if it is safe to drive the vehicle if i dont have the money to fix it

August 22, 2012, 6:47 pm

Elizabeth K

If you post the exact code, I can tell you more info. Without that, it's hard to say whether it's a problem or not, but generally speaking, it's OK to drive it if it's not overheating.

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August 24, 2012, 10:58 pm

Amber G

P0128 to be exact

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August 25, 2012, 9:16 am

Elizabeth K

The following link will give you some more information on that code and what the possible causes are, the first one is that you may be very low on coolant, which is important to check and correct immediately.
Basically, the code is saying that the engine is not getting warm enough--which does not mean it's dangerous to drive, but you probably need a new thermostat and until you fix it you are going to get poor gas mileage.

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