Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements - 2012-2013 Fiat 500/Abarth

NUMBER: 18-053-16
GROUP: Vehicle Performance
DATE: May 06, 2016

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 18-027-15 REV. C, DATED DECEMBER 24, 2015 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES.

ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE UPDATED VEHICLE INFORMATION FOR 2013 MODEL YEAR (MY) WITH MANUAL TRANS & EURO 4 EMISSIONS, SYMPTOMS/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.

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: 1.4L Diagnostic And System Improvements

 

OVERVIEW:

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

 

MODELS:

2012 - 2013 (FF) Fiat 500/Abarth

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a 1.4L I4 Multiair 16V Engine (Sales Code EAB) or 1.4L I4 16V Multiair Turbo Engine (Sales Code EAF).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

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:

  • P1128-00 - Closed Loop Fueling Not Achieved - Bank 1 Upstream.
  • P1524-00 - Oil Pressure Out Of Range - Camshaft Advance/Retard Disabled (Sales Code EAF only).
  • P1607-00 - PCM Internal Shutdown Timer Rationality (Sales Code EAB only).
  • P2610-00 - PCM Internal Engine Off Timer Performance (Sales Code EAB only).
  • P1239-00 - Engine Oil Temperature Too Low (Sales Code EAB only).
  • P0298-00 - Engine Oil Temperature Too High (Sales Code EAB only).
  • P2299-00 - Brake Pedal Position/Accelerator Pedal Position Incompatible.
  • P0456-00 - Evap System Small Leak.

Some customers may also experience the following conditions:

  • Intermittent fast crank condition.
  • Cranks as if no compression.
  • Intermittent crank - no start condition.

In addition, the following software enhancement is available:

  • ** Scan tool enhancements to communicate with wiTECH to read DTCs descriptions for 2013 MY vehicles equipped with manual transmissions (Sales Code DDF) and Euro 4 Emission W/OBD (Sales Code NB4).**
  • Improved reverse lamp activation time.

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