So why is this difference?
- a different control module. If so, what is the new part number. Can it be replaced on the older vehicles?
- a different calibration (firmware) of the same control module. If so, will it be available to the older vehicles and eventually installed by the dealer? Apparently not.
It is being discussed here. So yeah it went quietly into production in July. And Milous says the older ones are not upgradable. And Scottina says the SRTs are not getting it either due to issues with the brakes. What makes it not upgradable? Is it cost prohibitive? Assuming it is a module or a set of modeules, do(es) the new one(s) have extra sensors and extra wires and our current wiring architecture (harnesses et. al.) don't allow it?
I would like it broken down to part numbers, costs and their location (could be in the transmission or could be in the engine compartment) before I believe the not upgradable statement. Think about it, if it fails on one of the older cars say next year what are they replacing with? Parts that were produced during a short run, the year before, for 4 months or a current equivalent part? Look at people getting radios replaced. They are not getting theirs replaced with units made in April 2013 with the April UConnect 13.12 or 13.15 version either but rather new units with uconnect firmware that the rest of us cannot Download.
I would more readily believe the SRT brembo story than the inability to upgrade.