Safety Recall V42 / NHTSA 19V-287 Occupant Restraint Controller – 2019 Jeep Renegade & Fiat 500X

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April 10, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V287000

ORC module May Disable Safety Features

Deactivated passive safety features can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V287

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 25,004

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2019 Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X vehicles. Incorrect software may cause the occupant restraint controller (ORC) module to disable certain passive safety features.

 

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the ORC module software, free of charge. The recall began May 2, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler’s customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is V42.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


April 2019

Dealer Service Instructions for:

Safety Recall V42 / NHTSA 19V-287 Occupant Restraint Controller

 

Remedy Available

2019 (BV) Jeep Renegade
2019 (FD) FIAT 500X

 

NOTE:  Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

Subject

The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) “special features/function configuration” memory on about 24,900 of the above vehicles may be incorrectly updated when certain diagnostic service tools are used to send a specific read request to the ORC. This incorrect update may inadvertently disable certain passive safety features controlled by the ORC.  An incorrectly updated ORC may not properly command deployment of certain passive safety features when warranted, increasing the potential risk and severity of occupant injury in a crash.

 

Repair

Update the ORC Software.

 

Parts Information

No parts are required to perform this service procedure.

 

Parts Return

No parts return required for this campaign.

 

Special Tools

The following special tools are required to perform this repair:

➢ NPN wiTECH micro pod II
➢ NPN Laptop Computer
➢ NPN wiTECH Software

 

Service Procedure

Reprogram the ORC Module

NOTE: The wiTECH scan tool must be used to perform this recall.  This procedure must be performed with the latest software release level.  If the reprogramming flash for the ORC is aborted or interrupted, repeat the procedure. The ORC must be at the latest calibration level after completing this recall. 

NOTE: The wiTECH scan tool must be used to perform this recall.  The wiTECH software is required to be at the latest release level before performing this procedure.  

 

  1. Open the hood. Install a battery charger and verify that the charging rate provides 13.2 to 13.5 volts.  Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process.  Set the battery charger timer (if so equipped) to continuous charge.

 

NOTE:  Use an accurate stand-alone voltmeter.  The battery charger volt meter may not be sufficiently accurate.  Voltages outside of the specified range will cause an unsuccessful flash.  If voltage reading is too high, apply an electrical load by activating the park or headlamps and/or HVAC blower motor to lower the voltage.

 

  1. Connect the wiTECH micro pod II to the vehicle data link connector.
  1. Place the ignition in the “RUN” position.
  1. Open the wiTECH 2.0 website.
  1. Enter your “User id” and “Password” and your “Dealer Code”, then select “Sign In” at the bottom of the screen.  Click “Accept”.
  1. From the “Vehicle Selection” screen, select the vehicle to be updated.
  1. From the “Action Items” screen, select the “Topology” tab.
  1. From the “Topology” screen, click on the ORC icon.
  1. From the ORC” screen, select the “Flash” tab, then compare the “Current Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Part Number” with the “New ECU Part Number” listed.
    • If the “Current ECU part Number” is the same as the “New Part Number”, proceed to Step 19.
    • If the “Current ECU part Number” is NOT the same as the “New Part Number”, continue with Step 10.
  1. From the flash ECU agreement page, agree to terms by checking the box.
  1. Select “Flash ECU” then follow the wiTECH screen instructions to complete the flash.
  1. Once the flash is complete, select the “View DTCs” tab.
  1. Select “Clear All DTCs” and then select “Close”.
  1. From the “Topology” screen, click on the “BCM” icon.
  1. From the “BCM” screen, select the “Misc Functions” tab.
  1. Perform the “PROXI alignment procedure” routine and follow the screen prompts. 
  1. Perform the “PROXI alignment procedure” routine for the second time and follow the screen prompts to verify that All Control Units are correctly configured. 
  1. Select the “Topology” icon, go to “Action Items” screen then select “All DTCs” tab, “Clear All DTCs” and then select “Close”.
  1. Turn the ignition to the “OFF” position and then remove the wiTECH micro pod II device from the vehicle.
  1. Remove the battery charger from the vehicle and then close the hood.
  1. Return the vehicle to the customer.

 



2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FIAT 500X 2019
JEEP RENEGADE 2019

 


10 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V287-8693.PDF 214.615KB

RCLRPT-19V287-8693

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – 04/17/2019 New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – V42

RCMN-19V287-9584.pdf 197.148KB

RCMN-19V287-9584

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V287-4280.pdf 244.936KB

RCAK-19V287-4280

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V287-9949.pdf 1344.525KB

RCRIT-19V287-9949

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – Fiat

RCONL-19V287-1412.pdf 516.25KB

RCONL-19V287-1412

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – Jeep

RCONL-19V287-0535.pdf 518.083KB

RCONL-19V287-0535

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2019-3

RCLQRT-19V287-8736.PDF 211.247KB

RCLQRT-19V287-8736

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2019-2

RCLQRT-19V287-7766.PDF 211.139KB

RCLQRT-19V287-7766

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2019-4

RCLQRT-19V287-5091.PDF 211.335KB

RCLQRT-19V287-5091

 


ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-19V287-8917.pdf 136.494KB

RCRN-19V287-8917

 


Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V287&docType=RCL

 


 

Reprogramming

Chrysler J2534 Application Overview

 

DRB III Emulator

Flash Availability - J2534/Pass Thru Device

Vehicle to Diagnostic Tool Reference Chart

 

Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices

For Chrysler recommended J2534 device, see below table.

J2534 Device Firmware Version
CTC Vehicle Box * 1.9
UCAN 2 1.0
Blue Streak -2534 Global Programmer 2.10
Actia I+ME Passthru 2.07

* Chrysler recommends the CTC Vehicle Box Device for Chrysler SCI ECU reprogramming. SCI reprogramming is used on most PCMs and TCMs prior to the introduction of CAN bus vehicles which began in 2004 (Durango).

 

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Click on the link below to:

Download J2534 Application

(Install the wiTECH 2.0 J2534 Application on your computer)

Download the Setup Utility

(Configure your microPod/MDP device)

Launch wiTECH 2.0

(Once subscription and users are assigned to a tool please follow this link to access wiTECH)

https://www.mopartsp.com/support

 


Chrysler J2534 Manual

wiTECH Software

www.techauthority.com

 


 

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