Flash: Powertrain Diagnostic and System Improvements - 2013-2015 Dodge & Chrysler

NUMBER: 18-022-17 REV. B
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: April 07, 2017

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-022-17 REV. A, DATED MARCH 23, 2017, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCs), ADDED IMPROVEMENT FOR 14 & 15 MY PF VEHICLES AND LOP .

THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 15-012. 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.

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 Improvements

 

OVERVIEW:

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

 

MODELS:

2013 - 2015 (PF) Dodge Dart
2015 (UF) Chrysler 200

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 2.4L Engine (Sales Codes ED6 or ED8).

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Flash: 2.4L Powertrain Diagnostic And System Improvements - 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

NUMBER: 18-014-17
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: February 10, 2017

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-004-16 REV. A, DATED MAY 21, 2016, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE THE ADDITION OF DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCs) AND LOP.

THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 15-013 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.

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: 2.4L Powertrain Diagnostic And System Improvements

 

OVERVIEW:

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

 

MODELS:

2014 - 2015 (KL) Jeep Cherokee

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

NOTE: This bulletin applies to all models equipped with a 2.4L engine (Sales Code ED6 or ED8).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

Some customers may experience a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illumination. Upon further investigation the technician may find one or more of the following DTCs:

  • KL Only
  • **U1504 - Implausible Message Data Length Received From Steering Angle Sensor.
  • P0128 - Thermostat Rationality.
  • P0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit.
  • P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1.
  • P0109 - Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Circuit Intermittent.
  • U1431 - Implausible ACC Torque Message Received.
  • U1186 - Lost ACC Torque Message.**
  • P1066 - Cylinder 1 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P1068 - Cylinder 2 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P106A - Cylinder 3 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P106C - Cylinder 4 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P1185 - General Pressure Sensor Correlation.
  • U0402 - Implausible Data Received From TCM (ED6).
  • U1424 - Implausible Engine Torque Signal Received.
  • P0300 - Multiple Cylinder Misfire.
  • P0301 - Cylinder 1 Misfire.
  • P0302 - Cylinder 2 Misfire.
  • P0303 - Cylinder 3 Misfire.
  • P0304 - Cylinder 4 Misfire.
  • P0456 - EVAP System Small Leak.
  • P2610 - PCM Internal Engine Off Timer Performance.
  • P1607 - PCM Internal Shutdown Timer Rationality.
  • P0116 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 1 Performance.
  • P050D - Cold Start Rough Idle.
  • P2172 - High Airflow/Vacuum Leak Detected.
  • P219A - Air-Fuel Ratio Cylinder Imbalance Bank 1 has been set in the PCM.

 

2014 KL Only

  • **P0128 - Thermostat Rationality.
  • P0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit.
  • P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1.
  • P0109 - Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Circuit Intermittent.
  • U1504 - Implausible Message Data Length Received From Steering Angle Sensor.
  • U1431 - Implausible ACC Torque Message Received.
  • U1186 - Lost ACC Torque Message.**
  • P1066 - Cylinder 1 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P1068 - Cylinder 2 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P106A - Cylinder 3 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P106C - Cylinder 4 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P1185 - General Pressure Sensor Correlation.
  • U0402 - Implausible Data Received From TCM (ED6).
  • P2172 - High Airflow/Vacuum Leak Detected.
  • P219A - Air-Fuel Ratio Cylinder Imbalance Bank 1 has been set in the PCM.
  • P106A - Cylinder 3 Oil Supply Solenoid Valve Switch Off Time Out Of Range.
  • P2251 - O2 Sensor 1/1 Negative Current Control Circuit Open.
  • P0031 - O2 Sensor 1/1 Heater Circuit Low.

 

In addition, some customers may experience one or more of the following conditions:

  • Cold Engine Startup Flare and Idle Surge (ED6).
  • Intermittent elevated engine RPM at start up.
  • Less than desired gear engagement in lower ambient temperatures.
  • Less than desired idle performance.

 

In addition, the following software enhancements are available:

  • Min spark changes to prevent catalytic converter overheating.
  • Blend door timer changed to prevent false failures.

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Flash: Powertrain Diagnostic And System Improvements - 2013-2015 RAM 1500 Pickup

NUMBER: 18-021-17
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: February 22, 2017

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETINS 18-103-16 REV. C, DATED DECEMBER 20, 2016 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) FOR 2013 3.6L, 5.7L AND 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: Powertrain Diagnostic And System Improvements

 

OVERVIEW:

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

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Flash: PCM System Improvements For Hard Controlled Stops - 2014 Chrysler 200

NUMBER: 18-003-15
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: January 13, 2015

 

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 LEVEL MUST BE AT 15.02 OR HIGHER TO PERFORM THIS PROCEDURE.

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: PCM System Improvements For Hard Controlled Stops

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software.

 

MODELS:

2014 (JS) Chrysler 200

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine (sales code ERB).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

A small number of customers may experience a less than desired idle speed after performing a hard braking maneuver.

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Flash: Diagnostic And System Enhancements - 2015 Ram

NUMBER: 18-097-16
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: August 20, 2016

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 18-002-15 REV. B, DATED NOVEMBER 17, 2015, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE ADDITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC), SYMPTOM/CONDITIONS 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.

NOTE: This bulletin contains an optional software update that should only be used in situations where the customer is specifically complaining of the condition described below.

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: Diagnostic And System Enhancements

 

OVERVIEW:

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

 

MODELS:

2015 (DJ) Ram 2500 Pickup
2015 (D2) Ram 3500 Pickup
2015 (DD) Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
2015 (DP) Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with 6.4 Engine (Sales Code ESA) equipped with a 6-Speed Automatic 66RFE transmission (Sales Code DFP).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with 6.4 Engine (Sales Code ESB) equipped with a 6-Speed Auto Aisin AS66RC transmission (Sales Code DF3) or 6-Speed Automatic 66RFE transmission (Sales Code DFP).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

NOTE: This bulletin contains optional software update that should only be used in situations where the customer is specifically complaining of a Drone Noise, Shudder, Pulsation, or Vibration under light throttle applications while vehicle is operating in MDS/ECO mode. There will be two separate software options displayed on the wiTECH flash tab. The software file released for this condition contains the verbiage “OPTIONAL”. The other file is the standard software that does not contain improvements for the Drone/Shudder concern. If for some reason the customer finds this shudder improvement objectionable, the PCM software may be returned/reflashed to the standard version. Both software versions will address the remaining conditions noted in the bulletin.

A small number of customers may experience a surge, shudder or pulsation type sensation when driving on smooth road surfaces at highway speeds of 64-129 km/h (40-80 mph).

During normal diagnostics a technician may find one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) present:

  • **P0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit.**
  • P3426 - Cylinder 4 Deactivation Control Performance.
  • P3402 - Cylinder 1 Deactivation Control Performance.
  • P3442 - Cylinder 6 Deactivation Control Performance.
  • P3450 - Cylinder 7 Deactivation Control Performance.
  • U0140 - Lost Communication With Body Control Module. (Attempting to clear this DTC will be unsuccessful).
  • P030X - Cylinder X Misfire Detected.
  • P0300 - Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected.

Additionally the following enhancements have been implemented:

  • **Enhancement to correct an issue with oil pressure light function at key-up.
  • Improve idle RPM control with A/C engagements.
  • Enhancement to prevent shudder in reverse when backing up a grade. (Sales Code DFP only).**
  • Improved Cruise Control Acceleration mode.
  • Improved Multi Displacement System operation. (Sales Code DFP only).
  • Multi Displacement System function improved while in stationary mode. (Sales Code DF3 only).
  • Potential small improvement in fuel economy at higher altitudes.
  • Potential improvement in high altitude engine idle RPM stability.

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