Archive for January, 2016

The New 2016 Chevrolet Volt Takes Charge

The New 2016 Chevrolet Volt Takes Charge

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is a 4-door, 5-passenger hatchback (Fig. 1), offered in LT and Premier models, with an electric range that has increased to 53 miles — a nearly […]

January 29, 2016
New Volt Propulsion System

New Volt Propulsion System

The all-new Voltec extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system in the new Volt is even more efficient for 2016, providing greater EV range (up to 53 miles on electricity), improved […]

January 29, 2016
2016 Volt High-Voltage Connectors

2016 Volt High-Voltage Connectors

When attempting to remove or connect high-voltage connectors on the 2016 Volt, use care to avoid breaking any part of the connectors, which can be difficult to operate and prone […]

January 29, 2016
Twin Turbocharged V6 Engine Sounds

Twin Turbocharged V6 Engine Sounds

A noise condition may be heard on some 2014-2016 Cadillac models equipped with the twin turbocharged V6 engine (RPO LF3, LF4).   Cold Start Rattle Sound at Idle   On […]

January 29, 2016
Proper Battery Fuse Block Cover Removal

Proper Battery Fuse Block Cover Removal

The battery fuse block cover assembly may be difficult to remove on 2015-2016 Colorado and Canyon models. If the cover is opened incorrectly, the hinge or latch may break.   […]

January 29, 2016
Fastener Appearance under the Hood

Fastener Appearance under the Hood

The two fasteners located on either side of the hood latch (Fig. 21) on the 2016 Camaro may appear to be loose. Upon inspection, these fasteners clearly show a gap […]

January 29, 2016
Poor Ground Connection at G110

Poor Ground Connection at G110

On some 2009-2015 CTS-V models, several intermittent conditions may be present, including a Service Power Steering message, reduced power steering assist, and illuminated ABS, traction control and electronic stability control […]

January 29, 2016

DTCs Set after Turbocharger Replacement

After installing a remanufactured turbocharger on a 2006-2010 Express, Kodiak, Silverado, Savana, TopKick or Sierra equipped with a 6.6L diesel engine (RPO LBZ, LLY or LMM), a Check Engine MIL […]

January 29, 2016
The Next Generation Multiple Diagnostic Interface – The MDI 2

The Next Generation Multiple Diagnostic Interface – The MDI 2

The next generation of the J2534 GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface, or MDI 2 (Fig. 1, right), offers increased processing power and security than the original MDI (Fig. 1, left) for […]

January 15, 2016
Switching to the MDI 2 on Your Computer

Switching to the MDI 2 on Your Computer

Switching from the MDI to the MDI 2 on your computer can be done easily by changing the Device Type on the PC. There are two different GDS 2 locations […]

January 15, 2016
MDI and MDI 2 DLC Cable Self-Test Adapter

MDI and MDI 2 DLC Cable Self-Test Adapter

A DLC Cable Self-Test Loopback Adapter (EL-47955-1) (Fig. 12) was sent to dealerships as an essential tool in December. The adapter is used to test the DLC cable for open […]

January 15, 2016
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Update

TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Update

TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline contains 2–3 times more detergent than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) minimum requirement. TOP TIER gasoline was developed to […]

January 15, 2016
UPDATE: No Start, Loss of Communication Conditions

UPDATE: No Start, Loss of Communication Conditions

Some 2015-2016 Colorado and Canyon models may have a condition of no crank/start, loss of communication, engine stall or an illuminated Service Engine Soon lamp with possible Driver Information Center […]

January 15, 2016
Connector Corrosion Conditions

Connector Corrosion Conditions

Some 2010-2012 LaCrosse and 2011-2012 Regal models may have possible corrosion and/or water and dirt intrusion at connector X403 (LaCrosse) or X350 (Regal), resulting in an intermittent Service Engine Soon […]

January 15, 2016
Loss of Power Steering Assist

Loss of Power Steering Assist

A loss of power steering assist may occur on some 2015–2016 Colorado and Canyon models. A Service Power Steering message may be displayed on the Driver Information Center and data […]

January 15, 2016
Backup Camera Display after Shifting out of Reverse

Backup Camera Display after Shifting out of Reverse

Drivers of some 2015-2016 Colorado and Canyon models equipped with radio RPO IO3 may notice that the Rear Vision Camera (backup camera) image (Fig. 23) may remain on in the […]

January 15, 2016