Faulty Reductant Heater 1
Reductant Heater 1 harness is open or shorted
Reductant Heater 1 circuit poor electrical connection
Faulty Glow Plug Control Module (GPCM)
Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
The Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system reduces Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) emissions by injecting a metered amount of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) or reductant into the exhaust gas stream entering the SCR catalyst. Within the SCR catalyst, the reductant reacts with the NOx to form nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. Upstream and downstream NOx sensors provide the Engine Control Module (ECM) with engine-out and tailpipe-out NOx levels in Parts Per Million (ppm). The ECM then adjusts the amount of reductant injected upstream of the SCR based on the NOx concentration. Engine-out NOx levels as measured by NOx Sensor 1 will either increase (high ppm) or decrease (low ppm) the amount of reductant injected. The NOx concentration as measured by NOx Sensor 2 provides the ECM with both an indication of the NOx conversion efficiency within the SCR as well as confirming the proper operation of the reductant system. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the Glow Plug Control Module (GPCM) detects a heater open circuit by detecting a low current in the heater.