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      09-23-2022, 07:01 PM   #1
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PCV Valve Heater Recall: "remedy available"

Today I got a "remedy available" letter for the PCV valve heater recall announced this spring but had no solution at that time.

The fix is to install a wiring harness with an inline fuse, which will presumably blow instead of catch on fire when things get too hot.

Has anyone had this repair done? If so, how did it go & how long did it take?
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      09-23-2022, 07:06 PM   #2
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Still waiting on my letter. Thinking I might just disconnect mine.
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      09-23-2022, 08:24 PM   #3
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I just removed mine and installed an oil catch can. I've had it unplugged for years.
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      09-23-2022, 08:59 PM   #5
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Ha, I keep getting those letters.

I should take it to a dealer to have it done... just to watch them groan that some whacko bothered to bring in a 16 year old 335k mile car for a trivial recall that has been on-off for a decade.
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Ha, I keep getting those letters.

I should take it to a dealer to have it done... just to watch them groan that some whacko bothered to bring in a 16 year old 335k mile car for a trivial recall that has been on-off for a decade.
Can't wait for "the list". Lol.
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I already had mine done. Got there later in the day so the dealer had it overnight.
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      09-23-2022, 10:32 PM   #8
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I got the initial parts not available recall letter and haven't gotten anything since then
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Of my three impacted vehicles, one has been upgraded to remedy available.
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      09-24-2022, 11:59 PM   #10
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Yup, I have an appt in October
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      09-25-2022, 01:19 PM   #11
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Got this done last week at my local dealership, took around an hour and half.
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      09-25-2022, 03:37 PM   #12
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Figures - I really wanted my dealership in Maine to do this work on BOTH my cars, but now the convertible is in Florida. I'll have to figure out which of the two local dealerships is more reliable.
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I already had mine done. Got there later in the day so the dealer had it overnight.
What's the overnight advantage?
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      09-26-2022, 11:10 AM   #14
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i just checked mine and i still have "not available"
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The service tech said they couldn't finish it since it was already the afternoon when I dropped it off so I got a loaner and the car was ready the next day.

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Ah, my local one did not do that for my last recall. I had to ride my bike home after dropping off and to pick up.
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Today I got a "remedy available" letter for the PCV valve heater recall announced this spring but had no solution at that time.

The fix is to install a wiring harness with an inline fuse, which will presumably blow instead of catch on fire when things get too hot.

Has anyone had this repair done? If so, how did it go & how long did it take?
I got it done by the dealership. It took one day.
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      09-27-2022, 07:42 AM   #18
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Are they replacing the wiring harness around the intake manifold or just the PCV heater?
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      09-27-2022, 07:56 AM   #19
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I'm curious, what happens when the fuse blows? Does it throw a code or does the PCV system just turn into a giant mess?
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