|TO: Mercedes-Benz Dealer Principals, General Managers, Sales Managers, Service Managers, Parts Managers||FROM: Gregory Gunther, Department Manager, Vehicle Compliance and Analysis, Engineering Services|
|RE: Service Campaign Launch Notification
Update Powertrain Control Unit Software
MY15-18 C-Class and GLC-Class (205 and 253 platform)
|DATE: March 11, 2022|
IMPORTANT NEW SERVICE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH INFORMATION
Please note that all customer inquiries should be directed to the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FORMERCEDES.
Department Manager, Vehicle Compliance & Analysis
|Service Campaign Launch Notification||March 11, 2022|
|Campaign No. :||Campaign Desc. :||Update Powertrain Control Unit Software|
|This is to notify you of the Service Campaign Launch to update the powertrain control unit software in 26,395 Model Year (“MY”) 2015-2018 C-Class and GLC-Class (205 and 253 platform) vehicles. The vehicles will be visible and flagged in VMI as “OPEN” on March 11, 2022.|
|Issue||Mercedes-Benz AG (“MBAG”), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, has determined that on certain MY 2015-2018 C-Class and GLC-Class (205 and 253 platform) vehicles, the software for the powertrain control unit may not correspond to the current production specifications. It is possible that the next maintenance interval is displayed to the user as a negative distance reading in the instrument cluster.|
|What We’re Doing||MBUSA will conduct a service campaign. An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will update the powertrain control unit software.|
|Parts||The Remedy is available and can be performed as necessary.|
|Vehicle Model Year(s)||2015-2018|
|Vehicle Model||C-Class and GLC-Class|
|Total Campaign Population||26,395|
|AOMS/SOMS||AOMs – This campaign may generate questions from your dealers.|
|While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, MBUSA is determined to maintain a high level of vehicle quality and customer satisfaction. Please refer all customer inquiries to the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES.|
Campaign No. 2022030005, March 2022
|TO:||ALL MERCEDES-BENZ CENTERS|
|SUBJECT:||Models C-Class and GLC-Class (205 and 253 platform)
Model Year 2015-2018
Update Powertrain Control Unit Software
Mercedes-Benz AG (“MBAG”), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, has determined that on certain MY 2015-2018 C-Class and GLC-Class (205 and 253 platform) vehicles, the software for the powertrain control unit may not correspond to the current production specifications. It is possible that the next maintenance interval is displayed to the user as a negative distance reading in the instrument cluster. An authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer will update the powertrain control unit software.
Prior to performing this Campaign:
• VMI must always be checked before performing campaigns to verify that the campaign is required on a specific vehicle. Always check for any other open campaigns, and perform accordingly.
• Please review the entire Campaign bulletin and follow the repair procedure exactly as described.
Approximately 26,395 vehicles are affected.
Order No. P-SC-2022030005
Update powertrain control unit software
Model 205; 253
- Ensure use of XENTRY Diagnosis version BD/DVD (12/2021) or higher.
- Before starting the work procedure, install all the add-ons that are updated daily in XENTRY Diagnosis.
- Make sure to follow the operation steps exactly as described in XENTRY Diagnosis.
- Use a charger to ensure sufficient power supply of the vehicle on-board electrical system battery (greater than 12.5 V).
- If XENTRY Diagnosis is already connected to the vehicle, start with operation step 2.
If two or more software updates or SCN codings are performed during one workshop visit, the operation items 02-4762 and 02-5058 may only be invoiced once for each workshop order.
- Connect XENTRY Diagnosis.
- Update powertrain control unit (PTCU) software.
To do this, select menu item “Quick test view – N127 Control unit ‘Powertrain’ (PTCU) – Adaptations – Control unit update – Updating of control unit software”.
Then follow the user guidance in XENTRY Diagnosis.
- Disconnect XENTRY Diagnosis.
Note: The following allowable labor operation should be used when submitting a warranty claim for this repair:
|Damage Code||Operation Number||Description||Labor Time (hrs.)|
|54 987 10||02-9334*||Update powertrain control unit (PTCU) software (with XENTRY Diagnosis connected)||0.1|
|02-4762**||Connect/disconnect diagnostic system (XENTRY Diagnosis)||0.1|
|02-5058**||Connect/disconnect starter battery charger (with XENTRY Diagnosis connected)||0.1|
* Please manually enter the affected control unit with code and accounting number in the workshop order as per the work instructions
** Operation item may only be invoiced once for each workshop order!
Note: Always check ASRA for the current OP-Code times. Labor times are subject to change and updates may not be reflected in this document.
Update Powertrain Control Unit Software
Model C-Class and GLC-Class (205 and 253 platform)
Model Year 2015-2018
|CarDAQ-Plus – PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware|
|CarDAQ-M Modular PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware|
|VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer|
|Autel (AULMF2534) MaxiFlash Pro|
- Windows based PC or laptop*
- J2534 compliant interface box*1*
*Must be purchased from a third party company and are not available from Mercedes-Benz USA LLC.
*1* suggested listing of J2534 interface boxes is located within the J2534 Pass-Thru User’s Manual which is posted for view without cost under the MB Workshop Resources tab on the home page of www.startekinfo.com
J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles has coverage for all required functions associated to reprogramming, initialization, and fault clearing of emission control modules (engine and transmission) fitted to vehicles 2004 Model Year and newer. Additionally all access and functionality required in regard the configuration via SCN Coding and/or CVN Coding is covered.
- All control unit software (reprogramming calibrations) is contained within J2534 DVD media.
Terms and conditions
J2534 complaint software for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is purchased in 1-year license increments. During that license term the user will receive an initial software package, license key, SCN/CVN Coding information/access as well as monthly updates via DVD media.
- Additional updates of software after the 1st year can be purchased at additional cost, however are not required for the system to continue functioning.
For pricing and additional information via the internet, please refer to the information at the beginning of this section.
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