TO: All Mazda Dealership General Managers, Service Managers, and Parts Managers
DATE: August 2015
Mazda Motor Corporation has decided to conduct an Emission Recall Campaign to reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on certain 2010-2011 Mazda3 PZEV vehicles equipped with 2.0L LF engine and produced from October 7, 2008 through July 2, 2011.
On certain 2010-2011 Mazda3 vehicles, Non-Methane Organic Gas (NMOG) emission may fail to conform to the LEV-II SULEV exhaust emission standards due to inappropriate learning logic of powertrain control module (PCM). Dealers are instructed to reprogram the PCM with modified software to correct this condition.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail on August 25, 2015.
Important notice: California Department of Motor Vehicles and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board and the Environmental Protection Agency for the State of Massachusetts, have implemented the Registration Renewal/Recall Tie-In Program, which requires the completion of Emission Recalls prior to registration renewal. Mazda dealers must provide customers in these states a Vehicle Emission Recall – Proof of Correction Certificate upon completion of the recall. Instruct the customer to keep the certificate until needed for registration renewal.
CONDITION OF CONCERN
On certain 2010-2011 Mazda3 vehicles, Non-Methane Organic Gas (NMOG) emission may fail to conform to the LEV-II SULEV exhaust emission standards due to inappropriate learning logic of powertrain control module (PCM).
Dealers are instructed to reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration. This recall repair must be performed on all subject vehicles at no charge to the vehicle owner.
|Model||VIN Range||Build Date Range|
PZEV, 2.0L LF engine
|JM1 BL**** A1 100121 – 354736
JM1 BL**** B1 354775 – 902565
|October 7, 2008 through July 2, 2011|
The asterisk symbol “*” can be any letter or number.
Mazda will notify U.S. owners by first class mail beginning August 25, 2015.
RENTAL CAR INFORMATION
Mazda will authorize rental and service loaner vehicles on a limited basis. We are requesting dealer understanding and partnership regarding rental and loaner vehicle utilization. Please make every effort to utilize alternative transportation solutions in place of rental use. Rental is covered if customer has no alternative means of transportation.
- Using IDS or Mazda J2534 96.03 or later software, reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration (refer to “Calibration Information” table) by following the “Module Reprogramming” procedure.
- Verify the current PCM file name in the vehicle by the log view screen. If it is the same as found in the chart below (or later), it is not necessary to reprogram the PCM.
- Always update the IDS tool first, then follow the on-screen instructions to download the calibration file for PCM reprogramming.
- Refer to “Service Caution for reprogramming” on MS3 IDS Page.
- After reprogramming, verify the file name matches with the chart below.
- It is not necessary to remove any fuses or relays during PCM reprogramming when the IDS screen prompts you to do so. You may accidentally stop power to one of the PCM terminals and cause the PCM to be blanked, or you may receive error messages during the IDS reprogramming procedure.
- IDS shows the calibration part numbers after programming the PCM.
- Please be aware that PCM calibration part numbers and file names listed in any Service Bulletin may change due to future releases of IDS software, and additional revisions made to those calibrations for service related concerns.
- When reprogramming a PCM, IDS will always display the “latest” calibration P/N available for that vehicle. If any calibration has been revised/updated to contain new information for a new service concern/issue, it will also contain all previously released calibrations.
- When performing this procedure, we recommend using the “Power Supply” mode in the Battery Management System to keep the vehicle battery up to capacity. If a different charger is used, make sure it does not exceed 20 AMPS. If it exceeds 20 AMPS, it could damage the VCM.
- After performing the PCM reprogramming procedure, clear DTCs.
- After clearing DTCs, start the engine and confirm that no warning lights stay on.
- If any DTCs should remain after performing DTC erase, diagnose the DTCs using MS3 online instructions or Workshop Manual section 01-02.
- After PCM reprogramming, it is no longer necessary to road test the vehicle to “relearn” KAM (Keep Alive Memory).
- Retain a copy of the “Log Viewer” screen on IDS along with the repair order and warranty application sheet. Check the File Name after reprogramming PCM.
|Spec||Model Year||Transmission||File Name|
CAMPAIGN LABEL INSTALLATION
- Fill out a blue “Campaign Label” (9999-95-065A-06) with Campaign No: “8415G”, your dealer code, today’s date.
- Affix the Campaign Label to the hood or bulkhead as shown:
- Return the vehicle to the customer.
Mazda uses a very similar program to FMP, named MMP, MMP allows for reprogramming of PCMs only, no body modules.
Some reflashes require access to TSBs, and they are not included in the programming subscription.
The MMP software covers model year 1996 and newer models for reprogramming.
The application will determine whether or not a new calibration file is available.
If you choose to use the new file, the module will be reprogrammed.
If PATS functionality is required, it can be chosen from the toolbox.