Flash: Transmission Shift And Drivability Enhancements - 2015-2016 Dodge Dart

NUMBER: 21-024-16
GROUP: Transmission and Transfer Case
DATE: June 30, 2016

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 21-052-15, DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SYMPTOMS/CONDITIONS AND A NEW 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: Transmission Shift And Drivability Enhancements

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves reprogramming the Transmission Control Module (TCM) with the latest available software.

 

MODELS:

2015 - 2016 (PF) Dodge Dart

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

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 2.0L I4 DOHC Engine (Sales Code ECK), a 2.4L I4 MultiAir Engine (Sales Code ED6), or a 2.4L I4 PZEV M-Air Engine (Sales Code ED8) and a 6 speed Automatic Transmission (Sales Code DA4).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Customers may experience one or all of the following:

  • **Engine revving before up-shifting at low to moderate speeds. (2.4L only)
  • Delayed shifting / not wanting to shift until about 3500 rpm, when driving straight. (2.4L only)
  • Shuddering or bumps while moving and stepping on the accelerator pedal. (2.4L only)**
  • A delayed up-shift. This condition may be noticed when cornering with a light acceleration and speeds up to 40 KPH (25 MPH) causing high engine rpm.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

Using a Scan Tool (wiTECH) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures available in

TechCONNECT, verify all related systems are functioning as designed. If Diagnostic Trouble Codes (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 the customer describes the symptom/condition listed, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

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.

  1. Reprogram the TCM 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.
  2. Clear any DTCs that may have been set in other modules due to reprogramming. The wiTECH application will automatically present all DTCs after the flash and allow them to be cleared.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
**18-19-05-DM Module, Transmission Control (TCM) - Reprogram (0 - Introduction) 2 - Automatic Transmission 0.2 Hrs.**

NOTE: The expected completion time for the flash download portion of this procedure is approximately 4 minutes. Actual flash download times may be affected by vehicle connection and network capabilities.

 

FAILURE CODE:

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.

  • If the customer’s concern matches the SYMPTOM/CONDITION identified in the Service Bulletin, failure code CC is to be used.
  • If an available flash is completed while addressing a different customer concern, failure code RF is to be used.
CC Customer Concern
RF Routine Flash

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10080544

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10080544-2280.pdf

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https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10058850

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2015/SB-10058850-8258.pdf

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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

Drew Tech CarDaq-Plus 2 SAE J2534-1/2 Reflash Reprogramming Tool OEM Diagnostics
Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit
CarDAQ-M Modular PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
Autel MaxiFlash Elite J2534 ECU Programming Tool
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool
Drew Tech Mongoose Chrysler Pro Oem Diagnostics And Programing Cable Chrysler

 

Chrysler J2534 Manual

wiTECH Software

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