: To those with keyless and battery rundown issues



LLT
02-07-07, 12:16 PM
I've seen a few posts recently from those with problems with their keyless entry being inoperative and/or their vehicle batteries being discharged. GM has just posted a campaign for this:


Document ID# 1898229

Subject: Service Update for Inventory and Customer Vehicles-Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Inoperative and Battery Rundown - Expires with Base Warranty #07007 - (02/06/2007)

Models: 2006 -2007 Buick Lucerne
2006-2007 Cadillac DTS
2007 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
2006-2007 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche, Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe
2007 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
2007 Pontiac Torrent


THIS SERVICE UPDATE INCLUDES VEHICLES IN DEALER/RETAILER INVENTORY AND CUSTOMER VEHICLES THAT RETURN FOR ANY TYPE OF SERVICE, AND WILL EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE INVOLVED VEHICLE'S NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD .
Purpose

This bulletin provides a service procedure for reprogramming the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR) and the remote keyless entry transmitter (FOB) on certain 2006-2007 Buick Lucerne; 2006-2007 Cadillac DTS; 2007 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; 2006-2007 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche, Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe; 2007 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL; and 2007 Pontiac Torrent vehicles. On these vehicles, the RKE may become inoperative.

Also, for the 2007 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe; and GMC Yukon, Yukon XL vehicles (GMT900 Utility) only, this bulletin provides a service procedure for reprogramming the body control module (BCM). On these vehicles, and under certain conditions such as operating the radio with the engine off, the battery can become discharged, preventing engine start-up.

This service procedure should be completed as soon as possible on involved vehicles currently in dealer inventory and customer vehicles that return to the dealer for any type of service during the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage period.

Note: You are ONLY affected if you have one of the following Escalades and the last 8 of your VIN falls within the specified range:


2007 Cadillac Escalade 7R205610 through 7R297216
2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV 7R205602 through 7R297219
2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT 7G125584 through 7G216104

If your vehicle doesn't fall within the above range, the campaign does not apply. Unlike a TSB, this does not require you to actually notice the condition before it will be covered under warranty. A campaign dictates ALL vehicles within that range will be repaired regardless.

Also, be sure to bring both transmitters with you to the dealership as they will need to be reprogrammed at the same time.

Hope that helps those having issues.