Get a scan done to find out what is causing the check engine light to come on. A scan tool would allow you to see the engine temperature, unless if the temperature sensor is bad.
Once engine has been started for a minute or two, it would be okay to drive around even if you feel the engine might be running cold. Overheating on the other-hand would be a cause for concern.
Monday, February 27th, 2017 AT 1:34 PM