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2016 Chrysler 200 - Grill sensor?

My engine light came on, and the Dodge dealer tested why and told me it was a grill sensor. Now I can’t get an inspection without repairing that? and it costs $1,200. Is the grill sensor that essential to make my car unable to pass inspection? I thought it was just to improve the airflow for better gas mileage above certain speeds.

where I live, if the check engine light is on, then the car won’t pass inspection.

Are you sure your car is out of warranty? if it is, then get a second opinion at a shop other than the dealership or a chain.

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Grill sensor???

Unless you are in California, go to a big box auto parts store and have them do a scan for error codes. Then post back with the actual code number(s).

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If a “sensor” fails in the Active Grill Shutter actuator, the AGS actuator would need to be replaced, it is not serviceable.

The AGS actuator is expensive, about $450.

https://www.moparpartsgiant.com/oem-chrysler-200-ambient_temperature_sensor.html

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I doubt that he is referring to the ambient temperature sensor;

https://www.carparts.com/details/Chrysler/200/Replacement/Active_Grille_Shutter/2016/RC04010001Q.html?TID=gglpla&origin=pla&utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_campaign=193714413&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1ZOd3d6V5wIVSr7ACh0aagJPEAQYASABEgIif_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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