New 8-Pin Mass Air Flow, Humidity, BARO and Intake Air Temperature 1 and 2 Sensor

Beginning with the 2012 model year, a new 8-pin Mass Air Flow (MAF), Humidity, Barometer (BARO) and Intake Air Temperature (IAT) 1 & 2 sensor is being used on some gasoline engines.

There are two suppliers of the 8-pin sensor, Bosch and Hitachi. The Hitachi sensor is used on most of the applications at this time. The sensors are also known as the Multifunction Intake Air sensor or mini-weather station sensor.

The new sensor measures the intake air’s humidity. A second air temperature sensor is housed in the assembly to accurately measure the air temperature at or very near the humidity sensor. The ECM uses the air temperature to calculate the air humidity, which is displayed by the scan tool as Intake Air Humidity (%). The signal is transmitted on the circuit as duty cycle (%). The intake air temperature sensor 2 is transmitted to the ECM as a frequency (Hz), on the same circuit as the humidity signal. The scan tool displays the IAT sensor 2 in degrees (°C /°F) and frequency (Hz).

Harness and internal sensor differences do not permit interchangeability between the Hitachi and Bosch sensors. However, both have the following functions:

  • MAF sensor
  • IAT sensor 1
  • BARO sensor (Throttle Inlet Air Pressure – TIAP)
  • Humidity sensor
  • IAT sensor 2 (Humidity Air Temperature)

The Hitachi sensor terminals are connected to the vehicle and the ECM as follows:

  • Pin 1 – Signal, IAT 1
  • Pin 2 – +5V Reference
  • Pin 3 – Low Reference
  • Pin 4 – Signal, BARO (TIAP)
  • Pin 5 – Ignition, +12V
  • Pin 6 – Signal, MAF
  • Pin 7 – Ground, Chassis
  • Pin 8 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 2 (frequency – Hz)

The Bosch sensor terminals are connected to the vehicle and the ECM as follows:

  • Pin 1 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 2 (frequency – Hz)
  • Pin 2 – +5V Reference
  • Pin 3 – Signal, MAF
  • Pin 4 – Ground, Chassis
  • Pin 5 – Ignition, +12V
  • Pin 6 – Signal, BARO (TIAP)
  • Pin 7 – Low Reference
  • Pin 8 – Signal, IAT 1

The gasoline engines replace the Mass Air Flow/Intake Air Temperature (MAF/IAT) 5-pin sensor with the 8-pin Multifunction Intake Air sensor.

The 6.6L Duramax diesel engines (RPOs LML, LGH) will use the new Hitachi 8-pin sensor for the first time in the 2013 model year. (Fig. 7, B) For diesels, the Multifunction Intake Air sensor is used with the existing MAF/IAT 5-pin sensor. (Fig. 7, A)

FIG 7

The new sensor is in the diesel’s air stream, ahead of the existing MAF/IAT, requiring a shift of some intake air sensor names:

  • New IAT sensor (integrated with the Humidity sensor) is IAT 1
  • Old IAT sensor 1 (integrated with the MAF sensor) becomes IAT 2
  • Old IAT 2 (located before the inlet to the Charge Air Cooler) becomes IAT 3

The diesel engines use three of the eight pins of the Hitachi sensor:

  • Pin 5 – Ignition voltage
  • Pin 7 – Ground
  • Pin 8 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 1 (frequency – Hz)

The diesel engines use two of the sensor’s functions:

  • - Humidity sensor
  • - IAT sensor 1 (Humidity Air Temperature)

TIP: The diesels use different/new DTCs for similar sensors used on gasoline engines.

2012 and 2013 Gas Engine-related DTCs for Multifunction Intake Air Sensors

  • DTC P0096: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Performance
  • DTC P0097: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P0098: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P0099: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Circuit Intermittent
  • DTC P0101: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Performance
  • DTC P0102: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit Low Frequency
  • DTC P0103: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit High Frequency
  • DTC P0111: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Performance
  • DTC P0112: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P0113: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P0114: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit Intermittent
  • DTC P112B: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 3 Performance (Turbocharged applications)
  • DTC P112C: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 3 Circuit Low Voltage (Turbocharged applications)
  • DTC P112D: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 3 Circuit High Voltage (Turbocharged applications)
  • DTC P112E: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 3 Circuit Intermittent (Turbocharged applications)
  • DTC P11C2: Intake Air Humidity Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P11C3: Intake Air Humidity Sensor Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P11C4: Intake Air Humidity Sensor Circuit Erratic
  • DTC P2199: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1-2 Correlation
  • DTC P2227: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Performance
  • DTC P2228: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P2229: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P2230: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Erratic

2013 Duramax Diesel Engine-related DTCs for Multifunction Intake Air Sensors

  • DTC P00EA: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 3 Circuit Low Voltage – new DTC
  • DTC P00EB: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 3 Circuit High Voltage – new DTC
  • DTC P00F4: Intake Air Humidity Sensor Circuit Low Voltage – new DTC
  • DTC P00F5: Intake Air Humidity Sensor Circuit High Voltage – new DTC
  • DTC P00F6: Intake Air Humidity Sensor Circuit Erratic – new DTC
  • DTC P0096: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Performance
  • DTC P0097: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P0098: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P0099: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 2 Circuit Intermittent
  • DTC P0101: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Performance
  • DTC P0102: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit Low Frequency
  • DTC P0103: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Circuit High Frequency
  • DTC P0111: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Performance
  • DTC P0112: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P0113: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P0114: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit Intermittent
  • DTC P2199: Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1-2 Correlation
  • DTC P2227: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Performance
  • DTC P2228: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage
  • DTC P2229: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit High Voltage
  • DTC P2230: Barometric Pressure (BARO) Sensor Circuit Erratic

- Thanks to W. Michael Schallmo

5 Responses to “New 8-Pin Mass Air Flow, Humidity, BARO and Intake Air Temperature 1 and 2 Sensor”

  • Jude:

    Has anyone seen a vehicle the 8-pin Bosch sensor is being used on?

  • Ed.:

    You’re right. Thanks for pointing that out. The article has been updated with the following:

    Pin 8 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 2 (frequency – Hz) for the Hitachi sensor
    Pin 1 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 2(frequency – Hz) for the Bosch sensor

  • Mike:

    In the listed sensor terminal descriptions:

    Pin 8 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 1 (frequency – Hz) for the Hitachi, and
    Pin 1 – Signal, Humidity (duty cycle – %) and IAT 1 (frequency – Hz) for the Bosch

    These should both read IAT 2 instead of IAT 1, correct?

  • Ed.:

    The new MAF sensor is covered in the GM Powertrain Performance session 3 web training course. The course number is 16044.14W3.

  • noel pangan:

    Sir,is there any web based training related to this new type of MAF sensor?

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