This is a discussion on Poor Throttle Response / Delay. Anyone else? within the FCA/EPA 3.0L Diesel Settlement and AEM (Approved Emissions Modification) forums, part of the FCA/EPA 3.0L Diesel Settlement and AEM category; Yes, I have a jeep Cherokee and just got my software update. The thing is now a dog from a standstill especially when cold. I ...
I have a jeep Cherokee and just got my software update. The thing is now a dog from a standstill especially when cold. I was going to take it back to the dealer. Did you ever find a solution?
picking mine up today. If this thing sucks as bad as everyone says should kill resale value. 3K we are getting is a bargain for FCA if they have ruined the truck performance. note that VW didn't even try to fix the TDI jetta.
Happy to say not as bad as I feared from all of these guys posts. I was expecting essentially non drivable truck. To me the lag was always there it’s a bit worse now for sure. Hopefully gde will help. Good for those guys btw I hope they get rich. I bought my truck new in ‘14 got 25 mph consistently and had almost no lag. I think ECM flash 2015 right after VW got caught did more to hurt performance than this one did. I suspect the eco diesel I bought was no where close to where epa wanted it to be and it hasn’t driven that way since the first flash. Damn folks at vw ruined everything.
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I had the update done on May 10th, took it back in on June 6th due to the dead pedal when the truck is cold. Not weather temp but engine temp. The dealer said they couldn't replicate the issue and I told them I was going to file a complaint with FCA either way and that I knew it wasn't the dealers fault but I have to go through the process to file a complaint. I called and filed the complaint and received a call within 24 hours from an FCA advocate. He called my dealer and we arranged for me to drop the truck off. Dealer amazingly duplicated the issue but no codes/errors so what can they do. They still have the truck until the 24th for additional testing. I highly doubt anything is going to happen but I want FCA to know I'm not happy with the tune. I know it's not FCA's decision but who am I going to complain to? I might contact the EPA or CARB to file a complaint but they don't care about the consumer.
My suggestion is if you have any issues or even the slightest change in vehicle driving then report it. My service advisor showed me a document that the complaints have made it back to FCA and the engineers are looking into it. This was a hand written note on the back of the service write-up at the dealer. I didn't get a copy and don't know if I will when I pickup the truck on the 24th.
Please contact them.
I’ve been running in “Tow/Haul” since the flash.....no hesitation.
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So unfortunately my EcoDiesel was originally sold in Canada so I am unable to receive the $3075. Which I think is crap because I’m still a U.S. citizen. Anyway, I had the recall taken care of and the next day my check engine light came on, and my Service Electronic Throttle Control message came up and my light came on (red lightening bolt). It wasn’t in limp mode and would start back up upon turning it off, but it definitely lost power big time I couldn’t pull a hill faster than about 40mph. So I took it to the dealership and it turns out my boost control sensor was clogged with soot. My paperwork hasn’t been fully processed by FCA, so I had to foot the bill for $207, but I just wanted to post this in case anyone encounters a similar problem after the recall is taken care of. Enjoy that check guys I wish I could get it too..............