Active Grille Shutters
Located between the front grille and the condenser, the Active Grille Shutters (AGS), otherwise known as Radiator Shutter Assembly, are plastic shutters that open or close to control the airflow going under the hood. Limiting the airflow improves fuel economy by helping the engine warm-up and reducing drag at high-speed.
- Included actuator with OE-style connector for plug & play installation
- Drop-in fit for easy installation
- Restore fuel economy and reduce cold weather warm-up time
- Tested in real-world conditions
- Meet or exceed OE specifications for fit, form and function
Most Common Active Grille Shutters Products
|Spectra Part Number||Most Popular Applications||North American VIO|
|AGSH1001||19-13 Ram 1500||1,564,515|
|AGSH1002||16-13 Ford Escape||1,143,541|
19-17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500;
19-17 GMC Sierra 1500
|AGSH1003||16-13 Ford Fusion||1,025,374|
16-13 Ford Explorer
16-13 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
Common Active Grille Shutters Failure Symptoms
- Check engine light
- Engine overheating
- Shutters stay in open or close positions
Common Causes of Failure
Any heavy impact on the plastic shutters may damage them, especially collisions involving the front-end of the vehicle.
The actuator’s motor controlling the shutters’ movement may fail prematurely due to an electric short.
Malfunctioning active grille shutters hinder the airflow reaching the condenser and the radiator which may drastically reduce the efficiency of engine cooling and climate control systems.