Dtc p2181 code - Dodge Charger Forums
Charger Problems/Assistance You having problems with your Charger? Check and see if it is a common problem and get answers here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 12-09-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
Bullet101's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Posts: 50
Send a message via MSN to Bullet101
(Thread Starter)
Dtc p2181 code

Hey this is my first time posting, I've been reading for a few months but i wanted to give people a hand before they rush to a shop.

I had DTC P2181 (Coolant performance) trip on my vehicle. Apparently this code can/will be present in "extreme ambient temperatures", IE really, really cold. It happened after it dropped to -35, -40 with windchill. So if you get the code after a drop in temperature, its probably just the fussy sensor, just wait till it gets warmer it will go away. You can also put some cardboard in front of the radiator if it is a constant issue.

Chrysler does know about this as i found this information inside their shop manual.

I hope this helps people who live in the cold
Bullet101 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 12-12-2009, 02:57 PM
Senior Member
redtex's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Round Rock TX
Posts: 201
Good info for those of you in the frozen north. Lord help us if it ever gets that cold here in Texas:-)

BTW, welcome to the forum.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

07 Steel Blue Metallic RT with R&T
AFE stage 2 / Tinted tails and windows / Flowmaster supper 44's / DMH E-Cutouts / BT hood emblem / CBD Carbon Fiber Hood
some pics..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
redtex is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Dodge Charger Forums > Dodge Charger Discussion > Charger Problems/Assistance

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Charger Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can anyone tell me about this - code P2181 Adamsaudio V6 Specific Discussion 8 12-27-2007 12:04 AM
DTC code C2115/sc flashpaq kustomkarl Performance Discussion/Modifications 20 06-26-2007 04:05 PM
DTC help from anyone SRT8TT General Charger Discussion 1 01-17-2007 10:32 PM
DTC help from anyone SRT8TT Charger SRT-8 Discussion 0 01-17-2007 09:52 PM
DTC Code P1521 coliseum General Charger Discussion 3 12-26-2006 12:58 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome