NUMBER: 18-006-17 REV. A
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: May 20, 2017
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-006-17, DATED JANUARY 26, 2017, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE THE ADDITION SYMPTOM/CONDITION, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE, 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.
Flash: Powertrain Diagnostic And System Enhancements
This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest software.
|2015||(DS)||RAM 1500 Pickup|
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and Middle East.
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine (Sales Code EZH) with a 6-SPD Automatic 65RFE Transmission (Sales Code DG1) or a 8HP70 transmission (Sales Code DFK or DFD).
Customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation the technician may find that the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) have been set:
- **P062A – Fuel Pump Control Performance.**
- P0222 – Throttle Position Sensor 2 Circuit Low.
- P0123 – Throttle Position Sensor 1 Circuit High.
- P2299 – Brake Pedal Position/Accelerator Pedal Position Incompatible.
- P0335 – Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit.
- P26AB – Engine Coolant Bypass Valve Stuck.
In addition, the following software enhancements are available:
- **When starting a cold engine the vehicle has a rough idle and/or the engine will shut off (Sales Codes DFK or DFD).**
- Adjustments to variable speed fuel pump control.
- Calibrations to prevent transient overshoot conditions.
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 the DTC, perform the Repair Procedure.
NOTE: Install a battery charger 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.
- Reprogram the PCM with the latest available software. Detailed instructions for flashing control modules using the wiTECH Diagnostic Application are available by selecting the application’s “HELP” tab.
- Clear all 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.
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
|Labor Operation No:||Description||Skill Category||Amount|
|**18-19-06-RQ||Module, Powertrain Control (PCM) Reprogram (0 – Introduction)||1 – Engine Repair and Performance||0.2 Hrs.**|
NOTE: The expected completion time for the flash download portion of this procedure is approximately 3 minutes. Actual flash download times may be affected by vehicle connection and network capabilities.
**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.**
Chrysler J2534 Application Overview
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|
|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).