VDC Control Module- Software Change Hill Holder Indicator Lamp / Tone Operation – 2015-2018 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA ID Number: 10160502

Manufacturer Communication Number: 06-70-19

Summary

This bulletin announces a change to the operating software included in the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Control Module and Hydraulic Unit (VDCCM&H/U) on the models listed above. This change is in response to a very small number of customer inquiries regarding the Hill Holder system?s indicator lamp blinking once along with a single tone (chirp)being heard when starting the engine using the key, push-button or with use of a remote engine start.

 

8 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU LEGACY 2015-2018
SUBARU OUTBACK 2015-2018

INTRODUCTION:

This bulletin announces a change to the operating software included in the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Control Module and Hydraulic Unit (VDCCM&H/U) on the models listed above.  This change is in response to a very small number of customer inquiries regarding the Hill Holder system’s indicator lamp blinking once along with a single tone (chirp)being heard when starting the engine using the key, push-button or with use of a remote engine start.

PART INFORMATION:

Description Part Number Model Year Application
HYDRAULIC UNIT ASSEMBLY-V/CONT 27596AL00D 2015 Leg / Obk w/out EyeSight
27596AL01E Leg / Obk w/ EyeSight
27596AL02B 2016 Leg / Obk w/out EyeSight
27596AL03D Leg / Obk w/ EyeSight
27596AL04B 2017 Leg / Obk w/out EyeSight
27596AL05C Leg / Obk w/ EyeSight
27596AL06B 2018 Leg / Obk w/out EyeSight
27596AL07B Leg / Obk w/ EyeSight
27596VA033 2016 WRX / STI
27596VA073 2017
27596VA101 2018

REMINDER:  Always order the most up-to-date replacement parts based on the specific VIN being repaired.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

REMINDER:  Customer satisfaction and retention starts with performing quality repairs.

Currently, if the Hill Holder feature is turned on (green indicator lamp illuminated) and a low battery voltage / drop  condition is detected (e.g. when starting the engine or when the engine cranks during a Remote Engine Start), the Hill Holder indicator lamp will blink once and a warning tone (chirp) will sound once.  Function of the Hill Holder is not affected by these events.

The new software changes how the Hill Holder indicator lamp and corresponding single flash / chirp operate.  After installation of the new VDCCM&H/U, if a low battery voltage condition is detected when cranking and the battery voltage drops low enough, the indicator lamp will no longer flash once and the tone will no longer sound.  The Hill Holder feature operation is otherwise unchanged.

The service procedures for replacing the VDCCM& H/U remain unchanged.  Always refer to the applicable Service Manual and review the full requirements of the repair being performed.  The Service Manual procedures contain information critical to performing an effective repair the first time and every time. This includes but is not limited to: important SAFETY precautions, proper inspection criteria, necessary special tools, required processes and related one-time-use parts needed for a complete and lasting repair.



NUMBER: 06-70-19
DATE: 03/18/19

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10160502

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10160502-9999.pdf

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What J2534 reprogramming capabilities are available?

(4a) J2534 Reprogramming
Subaru reprogramming files using a generic (non-OEM) SAEJ2534 pass-thru vehicle programming device are available by contacting Service Technical Information Company toll free at 1-866-428-2278. The cost for the CD-ROM with all reprogramming files is $75.00 plus S/H and applicable state tax. Files will be updated four (4) times per year, in CD-ROM format, with all available reprogramming service information at the same above offered cost. Authorized Subaru Dealers are provided the same reprogramming information.

Before purchasing, the reprogramming details can be found in the following Reprogramming J-2534 Files chart. Click the link to view the PDF chart.

Subaru J2534 Reprogramming software meets the latest available J2534-1 specification. Our Reprogramming J2534 Files chart does not specify the Calibration Identification Number (CID); however, this information is included in our offered CD-Rom.

Note: The ECM or TCM being reprogrammed may already contain some or all of the reprogramming files listed in the Reprogramming J2534 Files chart shown by release date. It is possible to damage the vehicles ECM/TCMduring the reprogramming event. Once the reprogramming process has started, it is recommended not to interrupt the process until the event is completed. If you experience any problems, please contact your scan tool maker for further instructions.

 

(4b) Are all pre-2004MY Subaru vehicles compatible with J2534?

No. Subaru has no reprogramming capability for model years 1996-1998. Starting with our 1999 model year, please see our Reprogramming Pre-J2534 Files chart for affected model reprogramming information.

Both pre-J2534 reprogramming and J2534 pass thru reprogramming files are included in the offered HDS kit software for aftermarket service provider application.

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