Safety Recall S10 / NHTSA 16V-113 Reprogram Powertrain Control Module

March 18, 2016

2015 - 2016 (PF) Dodge Dart vehicles
NOTE:  This recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine (sales code ECK) and manual transaxle (sales code DE1) built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant from September 02, 2014 through December 02, 2015 (MDH 090211 through 120202) or had the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) reprogramed from September 15, 2015 through January 12, 2016.

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on about 1,100 of the above vehicles may have been built and/or serviced with desensitized "level two" safety diagnostic software.  The PCM is calibrated with three separate levels of safety software.  If the PCM "level two" diagnostic software calibrations are desensitized, there is a risk of not diagnosing certain PCM failure modes.

Desensitized PCM "level two" safety diagnostic software could inhibit the software's ability to determine when the engine is producing more torque than the driver is requesting.  This could cause a crash without warning.

For more information, call: (877) 211-1992.

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