DATE: December, 2005MODEL:
CATALYTIC CONVERTER - OVERHEATING - EMISSIONS
This TSB supercedes EMR-05-001REV, issued October 2005, to update the PCM reprogramming database, which eliminates TPS reinitialization, and to update the warranty labor time.
Some affected vehicles have incorrect parameters in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software that may cause the warm-up catalytic converter to overheat and melt when the vehicle is repeatedly driven at wide-open throttle. For certain 2002-2003 vehicles, new warranty limits will apply to the warm-up catalytic converter, which are described in the CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION and WARRANTY INFORMATION sections of this bulletin.
|^||For all affected vehicles, reprogram the PCM as described in this bulletin, regardless of the age or mileage of the vehicle. |
|^||If an affected vehicle has a Service Engine Soon (SES) lamp on and DTC P0421 set, also replace the warm-up catalytic converter, using an exhaust manifold repair kit. See warranty details below. |
2002-2005 Lancer models equipped with 2.0L engine (approximately 195,000 vehicles)
A letter will be sent to all owners of affected vehicles, telling them to bring their vehicle to a Mitsubishi Motors dealer to have the PCM reprogrammed at no charge, and that if their vehicle has a SES lamp on for failure of the warm-up catalytic converter (DTC P0421), they will also receive a new warm-up catalytic converter.
In addition, owners will be advised that the new warranty coverage for the warm-up catalytic converter will be extended from 8 years/80,000 miles to a limit of 8 years/100,000 miles. Until February 28, 2006, replacement of the warm-up catalytic converter will be free of charge, regardless of vehicle mileage.
After February 28, 2006, all owners (regardless of vehicle mileage) will be entitled to the PCM reflash free of charge. However, warm-up catalytic converter replacement will not be covered under the warranty if a 2002-2003 model has over 100,000 miles (over 80,000 miles for 2004-2005 models). A copy of the customer notification letter is shown in this bulletin.
Before starting this campaign procedure, CHECK ON THE WARRANTY SUPERSCREEN to verify that the vehicle is an affected VIN for this campaign and that this campaign procedure has not already been completed.CAUTION BATTERY VOLTAGE (AS MEASURED AT THE BATTERY POSTS WITHOUT ELECTRICAL LOAD) MUST BE 12.4V OR HIGHER IN ORDER TO REPROGRAM THE PCM.
|1.||Check the underside of the hood to verify that there is no label previously installed to indicate that this Emissions Recall reprogramming has already been done. |
|2.||Verify that the vehicle's PCM part number is XXXXX in the table in Step 11 of this bulletin. |
|a.||Verify whether the ROM ID is the same as the ROM ID listed in the table in Step 11. If the ROM ID is the same as or higher than the ROM ID in the table, the PCM has already been reprogrammed for this concern. |
|3.||Note any DTCs set in the PCM. Then use the MUT-III to erase all DTCs. |
|4.||Verify that your MUT-III has the most current version of the reprogramming database: |
|a.||Select "Special Function", then select "ECU Reprogramming." |
|b.||Select "Database File Display". The database version is displayed in the top right corner of the screen. Make sure the database version is N05111 or greater.. |
|c.||If the database version is less than N05111, go to Step 5. |
|d.||If the database version is N05111 or greater, go to Step 8. |
|5.||Turn the ignition key to OFF and disconnect the MUT-III. |
|6.||Gather the following reprogramming equipment: |
|-||MUT-III/STV Reflash Update CD 12/05 or later |
|-||Memory Card 128 MByte Compact Flash MB991853 |
|-||Memory Card Adapter PCMCIA MB991939 |
|-||"Engine Compartment/Control Module" Labels p/n MSSF-024G-00 |
|7.||Install Reflash Update CD 12/05 in the MUT-III laptop. Follow the CD installation instructions. |
|8.||Transfer the reprogramming data from the laptop to the memory card. |
|9.||Remove the memory card from the laptop and install it in the VCI. Connect the VCI to the vehicle. YOU MUST DISCONNECT THE MUT-III LAPTOP. |
|10.||MODELS EQUIPPED WITH ABS: With the ignition key OFF, unplug the ABS fuse (7.5 amp fuse in junction box in passenger compartment). |
|11.||Reprogram the PCM, using automatic reprogramming. For reprogramming details, refer to TSB-03-00-015. It will take up to 20 minutes to complete the reprogramming. |
NOTE: If the message "ECU at Current Level of VCI" appears, the PCM did not reprogram. Verify that the ROM ID is the same as the ROM ID listed in the table shown.
CAUTION DO NOT DISTURB THE HARNESS CABLES OR CONNECTIONS. INTERRUPTION DURING THE PROGRAMMING PROCESS COULD CAUSE THE PCM TO LOSE DATA OR PREVENT FUTURE PCM REPROGRAMMING.
|^||If the ROM ID is the same as or higher than the ROM ID in the table, the PCM has been reprogrammed for this concern. |
|^||If it is not, verify that the correct database update is in the MUT-III and was transferred to the memory card, and that the memory card is properly installed in the VCI. |
|a.||After reprogramming is completed, the new ENG ROM ID and new A/T ROM ID will display alternately with the message "Turn IC SW OFF" every four seconds. Note this information. Verify that the new PCM part number and ROM IDs are the same as those listed in the table. |
|12.||If DTC P0421 was set in the PCM, replace the warm-up catalytic converter, using the exhaust manifold repair kit listed in the PARTS INFORMATION section of this bulletin. Refer to Group 17 (for California emissions vehicles) or Group 15 (except California emissions vehicles) in the appropriate service manual for installation instructions. |
|13.||Using a ball-point pen, enter the appropriate PCM part number, vendor number, ROM ID #, this recall bulletin number (EMR-05-001), your dealer code, and the current date on the Engine Compartment / Control Module Label (p/n MSSF-024G-00). |
|14.||Carefully remove all dirt and oil from a vacant area near the VECI label on the underside of the hood, and affix the Engine Compartment label. |
|15.||Affix the Control Module label to the PCM. |
|16.||MODELS EQUIPPED WITH ABS: Reinstall the ABS fuse. |
|17.||FOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN CALIFORNIA ONLY: Complete a "VEHICLE EMISSION RECALL - PROOF OF CORRECTION" form (p/n MSSF-106D-00). Give the completed form to the vehicle owner. |
NOTE:These forms are available from Relizon at 1-866-980-7000.
Use the Genuine Mitsubishi Parts shown.
Refer to the flowchart shown.
Sample claim screens are shown.
Replacement Parts Storage and Retention:
Retain all replaced catalytic converters for at least five (5) days after the payment of the related campaign claim. The five days begins the day after the claim appears in the "Paid" section of your warranty claim statement. If the part is requested during those five days, you must return the part as indicated on the parts return request letter