Product Emission Recall – Catalytic Converter Internal Damage – 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze & Chevrolet Sonic

NHTSA ID Number: 10143749

Manufacturer Communication Number: 16186 01

 

Summary

16186-01 – Emission Recall. On certain vehicles equipped with a 1.8L engine (RPO LWE), cracking of ceramic components internal to the catalytic converter may occur as a result of higher than anticipated exhaust temperatures. If this occurs, the catalytic converter low efficiency diagnostic will set and the malfunction indicator lamp will illuminate. Dealers are to reprogram the engine control module with calibrations that prevent higher than expected exhaust temperatures. (service procedure revised)

 

4 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
CHEVROLET CRUZE 2013-2014
CHEVROLET SONIC 2013-2014


16186-01
Release Date: June 2018
Revision: 01

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10143749

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10143749-9999.pdf

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GM Diagnostic/Programming (TIS2Web)

Approved J2534 Device with TIS2WEB can reprogram 1996 and later All GM Modules.

To obtain the latest electronic controller calibration information for your vehicle, go to https://tis2web.service.gm.com/tis2web and enter the vehicle’s 17 character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and select ‘Get CAL ID’.

You can then compare the latest part number with the actual number installed on the vehicle to determine if a reprogram is needed.

The Service Programming System (SPS) application is part of the TIS2Web system. To program an ECU, the SPS application must communicate with the vehicle control modules using the proper J2534 programming interface tool.

The following are the supported interface tools:

OEM GM Tech 2 Dealer Package
Bosch GM MDI 2 (2nd Gen) MDI2 interface

Bosch EL-52100-AM GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface 2 (MDI 2) Kit

CarDAQ-Plus 2 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool

Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit
Drew Tech CarDaq-M 2 SAE J2534-1/2 Reflash Reprogramming Tool OEM Diagnostics

Drew Technologies (DRWMONGGM) Mongoose GM Vehicle Interface (VPW/CAN) J2534

 
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
Autel (AULMF2534) MaxiFlash Pro
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool

The Tech 2 supports model years 1996 and beyond. With the addition of the CAN Diagnostic Interface (CANdi) module, Tech 2 is fully backward compatible with current Tech 2 functionality and operates transparently when diagnosing non-CAN-equipped vehicles.

Servicing the next generation Global A vehicles will require the diagnostic software, GDS2, Global Diagnostic System 2 running on a local PC device while the MDI is connected to the vehicle.

The GM MDI is the Global Diagnostic tool for future vehicles starting with Global A vehicles. The GM MDI was introduced in the fall of 2007 for Pass-Thru programming and offers faster programming speed. It can be used to perform Pass-Thru programming on all vehicles built since 1996 and into the future. Click here to view a list of GDS supported vehicles.

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Last update on 2019-07-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-07-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2 thoughts on “Product Emission Recall – Catalytic Converter Internal Damage – 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze & Chevrolet Sonic

  1. Hello,

    I’m the owner of a 2014 Chevy Equinox LT 2.4 L vehicle. I have experienced this same problem with my equinox. It currently has 87000 miles but the problem started around 78000 miles. The dealer will not cover for any of these cost. I need to know what can be done in my case. This is a fairly brand new vehicle in great condition. However, as this is a $1800 job, it is too much for us to pay and I frankly do not think it is fair for us to have to invest so much into a vehicle that has this many miles.

    Thank you for your time,

    Christian

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