September 22, 2020
THE FIX OF THE WEEK SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2020
Every week we review new fixes submitted by our Direct-Hit users and pick our favorite “Fix of The Week.” These are confirmed, experience-based fixes directly from technicians and shops. If you’re not already a subscriber, you can find this solution and more than 3.5 million other confirmed fixes with a Direct-Hit 14-day free trial. This week, our favorite fix is for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee with a stuck parking-brake actuator.
2014 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle’s passenger-side rear parking brake actuator was stuck. The vehicle had the following DTC’s: C008e-00 ECU Internal Performance, C10CD-01 Electronic Park Brake Switch—General Electrical Failure, and C10ED-00 Electronic Park Brake Switch LED.
When the vehicle arrived, the passenger-side rear parking brake actuator was stuck. Per TSB 08-060-16, I checked the Electronic Parking Brake Module (EPM) and found water had come inside the module and corroded the harness side. I replaced the EPM and cleaned the connector. TSB requires you replace the harness connector; however, as it faces downward inside the vehicle it is therefore not subject to water intrusion like the EPM. Reflash requires OEM-level equipment or subscription. The TSB did not indicate the source of water intrusion. We took measures to prevent this situation from happening again by replacing the EPM.
Replaced the Electronic Parking Brake Module (EPM).
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