Flash: Powertrain Diagnostic and System Enhancements – 2015 Dodge Charger & Challenger

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NUMBER: 18-061-17
GROUP: 18 – Vehicle Performance
DATE: June 24, 2017

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-047-16 REV. A, DATED JULY 30, 2016, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE UPDATED SALES CODE STATEMENT, ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS, UPDATED FAILURE CODE STATEMENT AND LOP.

FOR HELP WITH USING wiTECH FOR ECU FLASH REPROGRAMMING, CLICK ON THE APPLICATION’S “HELP” TAB.

THE wiTECH SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED TO BE AT THE LATEST RELEASE BEFORE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE.

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: Powertrain Diagnostic and System Enhancements

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software.

 

MODELS:

2015 (LD) Dodge Charger
2015 (LA) Dodge Challenger

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: **This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 6.2L V8 Supercharged Engine

(Sales Code ESD) and 8-Spd Auto HP90 Transmission (Sales Code DFE) or 6-Speed Manual Tremec Transmission (Sales Code DEC).**

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Illumination. Upon further investigation, the technician may find one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) stored in the PCM memory:

 

NOTE: The P0513 DTC is set during remote starting the vehicle and nearly simultaneously pressing the key fob button against the Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) causing an engine stall.

The PCM software also enables freeze frame/failure records to be stored for the following diagnostic trouble codes:

  • P0102 – MAF sensor circuit shorted to ground.
  • P0103 – MAF Sensor Circuit shorted High.
  • P0607 – ECU Internal Performance.
  • P060E – Level 2 TPS Sensor Coherency Check Has Failed.
  • P1610 – Supercharger Bypass Valve Position Sensor 1 Circuit Low.
  • P1611 – Supercharger Bypass Valve Position Sensor 1 Circuit High.
  • P1616 – Supercharger Bypass Valve Position Sensor 2 Circuit Low.
  • P1617 – Supercharger Bypass Valve Position Sensor 2 Circuit High.
  • P1620 – Supercharger Bypass Valve Control Open Circuit.
  • P1627 – Supercharger Bypass Valve Position Sensor 1/2 Correlation.
  • P162A – Supercharger Bypass Valve Actuator Control System – Max PWM Exceeded.
  • P162C – Supercharger Bypass Valve Control Circuit.

In addition, customers may also comment on the following:

  • Slight spark knock condition during aggressive high speed driving which may slightly inhibit vehicle performance.
  • With the cluster set on metric units, they are unable to accurately increase or decrease the cruise control set speed using the resume or set buttons. Instead of changing vehicle speed by 1 kph when pressing the buttons, the vehicle speed will increase approximately 1.6 kph.

The following software enhancements are available:

  • **Reduction in reverse gear lockout speed from 16 kph to 5 kph (10 mph to 3 mph) to improve MTX transmission durability (Sales Code DEC only).
  • Improvement to Intake Air Sensor (IAS) accuracy calibration (Sales Code DEC only).**
  • EAOCI (Electronic Automatic Oil Change Indicator) calibration change to notify driver of need to change oil sooner if vehicle is being driven aggressively and later if vehicle is being driven more gently.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

Using a Scan Tool (wiTECH) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures available in TechCONNECT, verify all related systems are functioning as designed. If DTCs or symptom conditions, other than the ones listed are present, record the issues on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.

If the customer describes the symptom/condition listed or if the technician finds any of the DTCs, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

NOTE: NOTE: The Transmission Control Module (TCM) must be updated to the latest available software at the conclusion of this repair procedure. Refer to all applicable published service bulletins for detailed repair procedures and labor times regarding updating the TCM software.

NOTE: Install a battery charger Flash: Powertrain Diagnostic and System Enhancements - 2015 Dodge Charger & Challenger | small light to ensure battery voltage does not drop below 13.2 volts. Do not allow the charging voltage to climb above 13.5 volts during the flash process.

NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash should be restarted.

  1. Reprogram the PCM with the latest software. Detailed instructions for flashing control modules using the wiTECH Diagnostic Application are available by selecting the application’s “HELP” tab.
  2. Clear any DTCs that may have been set in any module due to reprogramming. The wiTECH application will automatically present all DTCs after the flash and allow them to be cleared.
  3. Verify the Transmission Control Module (TCM) is programmed with the latest available software. Refer to all applicable published service bulletins for detailed repair procedures and labor times regarding updating the TCM software.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
**18-19-06-RZ Module, Powertrain Control (PCM) – Reprogram (Manual Transmission) (0 – Introduction) 1 – Engine Repair and Performance 0.3 Hrs.**
18-19-06-LK Modules, Powertrain Control (PCM) & Transmission Control (TCM) – Reprogram (Automatic Transmission) (0 – Introduction) 1 – Engine Repair and Performance 0.3 Hrs.

 

NOTE: The expected completion time for the flash download portion of this procedure is approximately 5 minutes. Actual flash download times may be affected by vehicle connection and network capabilities.

 

FAILURE CODE:

**The dealer must use failure code CC with this Service Bulletin.

  • If the customer’s concern matches the SYMPTOM/CONDITION identified in the Service Bulletin, failure code CC is to be used.
  • When utilizing this failure code the 3C’s (customer’s concern, cause and correction) must be provided for processing Service Bulletin flash/reprogramming conditions.**
CC Customer Concern

 


NUMBER: 18-061-17
GROUP: 18 – Vehicle Performance
DATE: June 24, 2017

 

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NUMBER: 18-016-15
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: February 28, 2015

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10144903

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/MC-10144903-9999.pdf

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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).

 

Compatible J2534 Devices

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RAP2 OEM J2534 Remote Reprogramming Tool

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BOSCH Automotive Tools MTECH2 Mastertech II J2534 VCI

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Autel MaxiFlash VCI Vehicle Communication Interface J2534 PassThru ECU Programming Device Bluetooth Connection Internet Update Support CAN FD, 4 CAN Channels, DoIP, D-PDU Works with PC or Autel MS909

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GODIAG J2534

 


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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