Engine: A16XER / A18XER
The above vehicles can experience engine overheating due to a defective coolant thermostat.
Micro-cracks in the thermostat housing can allow wax filling to escape so that the thermostat no longer opens. In extreme cases, this could lead to engine damage.
Starting with the following vehicle identification number, the vehicle manufacturer has already installed an improved thermostat at the plant:
VIN: W0LGM67C191102001 -
Please keep this information in mind, especially if there are complaints with regard to engine/coolant temperature.
Tip: If the vehicle falls within the affected range of vehicle identification numbers, the thermostat should be replaced as a precaution even if there are no complaints like those above.
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