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    Hello! I recently got a Chrysler 200 2012 Limited v6 3.6 liter, and I am having an issue that I would like your guy's input.

    Today was a really hot day in my town, and it is my first time driving this car on a hot day.
    After driving for about 20 minutes in town, i noticed that the car panel was getting kind of hot. There was not hot air blowing from the vents, but the panel itself (under steering wheel/around gear selector) was really hot. At first, I thought my car was overheating, but the panel did not give me any warning signs, and the temperature gauge was exactly at mid point in between hot and cold.
    Once I parked, i popped my hood open to feel how hot the engine was. The engine and everything around it was very hot, making it very difficult to touch. Also , the yellow thingy that hold the hood up ( Sorry I do not know the name of that thing ) almost burned my hand because it was so hot.
    Lastly, I could smell burnt oil on the streets... but I do not think the smell came from my car. It got me a little worried because the smell hit me when i was accelerating quite a bit.

    If the temperature gauge does not say that the engine is hot, and no warning signs are given in the panel, should i be fine?

    Is it worth it to take it to the dealership?

    Thanks a lot for your support!

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    Welcome to the forum ZoroBK !
    As with any previously owned car, it's difficult to know what maintenance was done before you acquired the car.
    I doubt the vehicle is overheating as the temp gauges are reliable in today's cars.
    The newer vehicles all run a little hotter then we are used to.
    My recommendation is to have a service center, or a dealer look over your new car. A coolant flush will ensure your engine is protected and refilled with the proper type of coolant for your car.
    A good look over the undercarriage might help to identify any possible leaks, resulting in that burnt oil smell.
    It's always worth a few bucks to have preventive maintenance done on your car.
    Good luck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoroBK View Post
    Hello! I recently got a Chrysler 200 2012 Limited v6 3.6 liter, and I am having an issue that I would like your guy's input.

    Today was a really hot day in my town, and it is my first time driving this car on a hot day.
    After driving for about 20 minutes in town, i noticed that the car panel was getting kind of hot. There was not hot air blowing from the vents, but the panel itself (under steering wheel/around gear selector) was really hot. At first, I thought my car was overheating, but the panel did not give me any warning signs, and the temperature gauge was exactly at mid point in between hot and cold.
    Once I parked, i popped my hood open to feel how hot the engine was. The engine and everything around it was very hot, making it very difficult to touch. Also , the yellow thingy that hold the hood up ( Sorry I do not know the name of that thing ) almost burned my hand because it was so hot.
    Lastly, I could smell burnt oil on the streets... but I do not think the smell came from my car. It got me a little worried because the smell hit me when i was accelerating quite a bit.

    If the temperature gauge does not say that the engine is hot, and no warning signs are given in the panel, should i be fine?

    Is it worth it to take it to the dealership?

    Thanks a lot for your support!
    Hi ZoroBk,

    I hope you’re enjoying your new-to-you 200! If you need any assistance at the dealership level, we’re happy to follow up!

    Kori
    Chrysler Social Care Specialist

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