|Reference Number:||N182153520||Release Date:||June 2018|
|Attention:||This service update involves vehicles in dealer inventory only and will expire June 30, 2019.|
|Chevrolet||Equinox||2018||2018||LH7||Engine-Diesel, Urea, 4 Cyl, 1.6L, L4, CRI, DOHC, VGT, ALUM|
This service update should be performed on vehicles in dealer inventory only. Involved vehicles are marked “open” on the Investigate Vehicle History screen in GM Global Warranty Management system. This site should always be checked to confirm vehicle involvement prior to beginning any required inspections and/or repairs.
|Condition||Certain 2018 model year Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles equipped with a 1.6L diesel engine (RPO LH7), may have been built with an improper alignment of the clamp/gasket assembly connecting the turbocharger to the catalytic converter. This condition may cause a diesel exhaust leak and/or smoke from the underhood area of the vehicle. In addition, a check engine indicator may set with diagnostic trouble code P0421.|
|Correction||Dealers are to inspect and replace the turbocharger to catalytic converter clamp/gasket as necessary.|
|Quantity||Part Name||Part No.|
|1||Catalytic Converter Clamp||55580837|
|1||Catalytic Converter Gasket (between converter and turbo)||55580193|
|1||Catalytic Converter Gasket (between converter and exhaust)||55570081|
It is estimated that less than 1% involved vehicles will require parts replaced. Due to the small number of vehicles anticipated that will need this fix and the limited initial parts availability, dealers are encouraged not to order these parts for use as shelf stock.
|Labor Operation||Description||Labor Time||Trans. Type||Net Item|
|9103921||Inspect Only – No Further Action Required||0.2||ZFAT||N/A|
|9103922||Clamp Realignment (without catalytic converter removal)||0.4||ZFAT||N/A|
|9103923||Clamp Realignment or Replacement (with catalytic converter removal)||0.9||ZFAT||N/A|
- Remove the turbo heat shield. Refer to Turbocharger Heat Shield Replacement in SI.
- Inspect the clamp between the turbocharger and the catalytic converter with the vehicle running.
Note: It may be necessary to remove the catalytic converter to reposition the clamp if the clamp has seized due to heat or corrosion.
- If the clamp is misaligned (2) OR you can smell diesel exhaust, reposition the clamp if it is undamaged. If the clamp is damaged, replace the clamp. Refer to Catalytic Converter Removal in SI.
Dealers must take the steps necessary to ensure that the service update correction has been made to all involved vehicles in dealer inventory before selling or dealer-trading the vehicle, but no later than June 30, 2019.
All new, used, GM Certified Used, courtesy transportation vehicles, dealer shuttle vehicles, etc. in dealers’ possession and subject to this bulletin must be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this bulletin before customers take possession of these vehicles. Involved vehicles must be held and not delivered to customers, dealer-traded, released to auction, used for demonstration, or any other purpose.
All GM Certified Used vehicles currently in the dealers’ inventory within the Certified Pre-Owned Inventory System (CPOIS) will be de-certified and must be held and remedied per the service procedure in this bulletin. Upon submitting an accepted/paid warranty transaction in the Global Warranty Management (GWM) system, the vehicle can be re-certified for sale within the CPOIS system, or once again be used in the CTP program.