Product Emission Recall – Catalytic Converter Internal Damage – 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze & Chevrolet Sonic

16186-01 – Emission Recall. On certain vehicles

NHTSA ID Number: 10143749

Manufacturer Communication Number: 16186 01


16186-01 – Emission Recall. On certain vehicles equipped with a 1.8L engine (RPO LWE), cracking of ceramic components internal to the catalytic converter may occur as a result of higher than anticipated exhaust temperatures. If this occurs, the catalytic converter low efficiency diagnostic will set and the malfunction indicator lamp will illuminate. Dealers are to reprogram the engine control module with calibrations that prevent higher than expected exhaust temperatures. (service procedure revised)

4 Affected Products

Involved vehicles are identified on the Applicable Warranties section 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.

Parts Information

No parts are required for this procedure.

Warranty Information

Note: To avoid having to “H” route the customer reimbursement transaction for approval, it must be submitted prior to the repair transaction.

* To avoid warranty transaction rejections, the SPS Warranty Claim Code must be entered when submitting this transaction.

** Submit the dollar amount reimbursed to the customer in Net/Reimbursement. Submit $20.00 administrative allowance in Net/Admin Allowance.

*** Submit $10.00 administrative allowance in Net/Admin Allowance.

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