Can I drive with a P0128 code?

You may drive your vehicle with a P0128 trouble code. You will not notice any issue except for maybe the temperature gauge never reaching normal levels, and possibly the Check Engine light being illuminated.

Can cold weather cause P0128?

The code P0128 – Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature means that the engine does not reach expected temperature after running for sufficient time, or in other words, it takes too long to warm up. Often this code causes the Check Engine light to come on and off in cold temperatures.

What is this code P1281?

In most cases, a P1281 fault code like the one that caused this CEL (Check Engine Light) to come on; means that the thermostat is either stuck open, or that it has simply fallen apart. In either case it is no longer capable of closing and it cannot stop the flow of anti-freeze throughout the cooling system.

What does diagnostic code po128 meaning?

What does the diagnostic trouble code DTC P0128 mean? The P0128 code means that the engine coolant is not getting warm enough, fast enough. In other words, there is a problem with the engine operating temperature not being reached within a certain amount of time.

How to decode Chevy engine codes?


  • B=February
  • C=March
  • D=April
  • E=May
  • F=June
  • G=July
  • H=August
  • I=September
  • J=October
  • How do you fix trouble code p0128?

    Stuck open thermostat/faulty thermostat

  • Cooling fan stuck on
  • Bad coolant temperature sensor
  • Bad intake air temperature sensor
  • What is engine code p1281?

    Faulty Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor 1 Bank 2

  • Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor 1 Bank 2 harness is open or shorted
  • Air Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor 1 Bank 2 circuit poor electrical connection