NUMBER: 18-038-15 REV. B
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: October 14, 2015
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-038-15 REV. A, DATED MAY 20, 2015, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES ADDITIONAL SYMPTOM ENHANCEMENTS.
THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 15-053. ALL APPLICABLE SOLD AND UN-SOLD RRT VIN’s HAVE BEEN LOADED. TO VERIFY THAT THIS RRT SERVICE ACTION IS APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE, USE VIP OR PERFORM A VIN SEARCH IN TECHCONNECT. ALL REPAIRS ARE REIMBURSABLE WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF WARRANTY.
HELP USING THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION FOR FLASHING AN ECU IS AVAILABLE BY SELECTING “HELP” THEN “HELP CONTENTS” AT THE TOP OF THE wiTECH DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATION WINDOW.
**THE wiTECH SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED TO BE AT THE LATEST RELEASE BEFORE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE.**
Flash: 3.0L Powertrain Diagnostic And System Enhancements
This bulletin involves reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with the latest available software.
|2015||(VF)||RAM Pro Master|
NOTE: **This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with the 3.0L Diesel engine (Sales Code EXG).**
A small number of 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):
- ** P0299 – Turbocharger Underboost
- P226C – Turbocharger Boost Control Slow Response
- P0181 – Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit Low
- P2BA9 – NOx Exceedence – Insufficient Reductant Quality
- P0401 – EGR System Performance**
- P00AF – Turbocharger Boost Control Module A Performance
- P203B – Reductant Level Sensor 1 Circuit Performance
- P203E – Reductant Level Sensor 1 Circuit Intermittent-Erratic
- P22FA – NOx Sensor Performance Slow Response High to Low Bank 1 Sensor 1
- P2458 – Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Duration
- P2459 – Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Frequency
- P2463 – Diesel Particulate Filter – Soot Accumulation
- P0402 – Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected
- P04FB – Crankcase Ventilation Hose Connection Sensor Range/Performance
- P04E2 – Crankcase Ventilation Hose Connection Sensor Circuit Low
- P051B – Crankcase Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
- P051C – Crankcase Pressure Sensor Circuit Low
- P051D – Crankcase Pressure Sensor Circuit High
- P04DB – Crankcase Ventilation System Disconnected
- P04FC – Crankcase Ventilation System Performance
- P011B – Engine Coolant Temperature / Intake Air Temperature Correlation
- P04D9 – Closed Loop EGR Control At Limit Flow Too Low
- P04DA – Closed Loop EGR Control At Limit Flow Too High
In addition to the DTCs listed above, this software also corrects a condition where incorrect glow plugs were being identified when glow plug DTCs were set for cylinders 2, 3, and 4.
Using a Scan Tool (wiTECH) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures available in TechCONNECT, verify all engine systems are functioning as designed. If DTCs or symptom conditions, other than the ones listed above are present, record the issues on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.
If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. For all other customers that describe the symptom/condition or if the technician finds any of the DTCs listed above, perform the Repair Procedure.
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 “HELP” tab on the upper portion of the wiTECH window, then “HELP CONTENTS.” This will open the Welcome to wiTECH Help screen where help topics can be selected.
- 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|
|**18-19-04-CV**||Module, Powertrain Control (PCM) – Inspect or Reprogram (0 – Introduction)||8 – Engine Performance||**0.2 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.
The dealer must choose which failure code to use. If the customer came in with an issue and the dealer found updated software to correct that issue, use failure code CC, for all other use failure code RF.
- CC – Customer Concern ( Ex. Customer comes in with a concern and updated (flash) software is found pertaining to the concern).
- RF – Routine Flash ( Ex. Customer comes in with no concern but updated (flash) software is found in VIP, wiTech or wiADVISOR ).
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).