NHTSA ID Number: 10182218
Manufacturer Communication Number: 06-77-20R
This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the control module for the Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDCCM). DTCs C1531 and/or C1741 may set, the Hill Holder warning lamp and cancellation alarm may activate and/or the VDC warning lamp can illuminate.
11 Affected Products
|APPLICABILITY:||2015-18MY Legacy and Outback
|SUBJECT:||DTCs C1531 and C1741- VDC Control Module Reprogramming|
This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to optimize the control module for the Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDCCM). DTCs C1531 and / or C1741 may set, the Hill Holder warning lamp and cancellation alarm may activate and / or the VDC warning lamp can illuminate under the following conditions:
- If slight pressure continues to be applied to the brake pedal after releasing the Electric Parking Brake (EPB), the VDCCM judges the scenario as a malfunction and sets DTC C1531.
- If slight pressure continues to be applied to the brake pedal but not enough to activate the stop lamps, the VDCCM judges the scenario as a malfunction and sets DTC C1741.
- When battery voltage drops below a specified threshold, the VDCCM judges the condition as a power supply irregularity when the engine is started, blinks the Hill Holder indicator lamp and sounds the cancellation alarm alerting the driver that the system is inoperative.
PACK FILE APPLICABILITY:
CRITICAL: BEFORE installing any of the new reprogramming files supplied on pg. 2 into a 2015MY vehicle, the VDCCM MUST be reprogrammed with these WTB-63 update files shown below unless previously done.
NOTE: These reprogramming files have been included in the April 2020 SSM Update.
|Model||PAK File Name||Old VDCCM Part Number||Decryption Keyword|
|2015MY Legacy / Outback w/o EyeSight||27596AL002_00D.pak||27596AL00A,
|2015MY Legacy / Outback w/ EyeSight||27596AL014_01E.pak||27596AL01A,
|2016MY Legacy / Outback w/o EyeSight||27596AL021_02B.pak||27596AL02A||74C8A819|
|2016MY Legacy / Outback w/ EyeSight||27596AL033_03D.pak||27596AL03A,
|2017MY Legacy / Outback w/o EyeSight||27596AL041_04B.pak||27596AL04A||C248432E|
|2017MY Legacy / Outback w/ EyeSight||27596AL052_05C.pak||27596AL05A &
|2018MY Legacy / Outback w/o EyeSight||27596AL061_06B.pak||27596AL06A||8A076A4A|
|2018MY Legacy / Outback w/ EyeSight||27596AL071_07B.pak||27596AL07A||E220E1CE|
|2016MY WRX w/ CVT and EPB||27596VA034_VER1.pak2||27596VA030,
|2017MY WRX w/ CVT and EPB||27596VA074_VER1.pak2||27596VA070,
|2018MY WRX w/ CVT and EPB||27596VB102.pak2||27596VB100 &
REMINDER: Customer satisfaction and retention starts with performing quality repairs.
- Reprogram the VDCCM following the normal FlashWrite procedure.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) highly recommends connecting either the Subaru Midtronics DCA8000 Dynamic Diagnostic Charging System or the Subaru Midtronics GR8-1100 Diagnostic Battery Charger to the vehicle and utilizing the Power Supply Mode feature anytime a vehicle control module is being reprogrammed.
Once the Midtronics charger is connected to the vehicle, if the battery is fully charged, it takes less than three (3) minutes to boot-up the charger, select the Power Supply Mode, and have the battery voltage stabilized and ready for reprogramming.
- For instructions on using the power supply mode, reference the applicable User Manual for the Midtronics DCA-8000 Dynamic Diagnostic Charging System and the Midtronics GR81100 Diagnostic Battery Charger on STIS.
- Confirm all electrical loads such as lights, audio, HVAC, seat heaters, and rear defroster are all switched OFF before setting up the charger for Power Supply Mode.
- Select the correct battery type (Flooded, EFB, Gel, AGM or AGM Spiral).
- Input the CCA which matches the vehicle’s battery. NOTE: OE and replacement batteries have different CCA ratings. Always confirm the battery’s CCA rating before proceeding.
- If using a DCA-8000 Dynamic Diagnostic Charging System, set the power supply voltage to 13.5 volts.
- DO NOT connect the DST-i or SDI until the Power Supply mode function has completed its battery test mode and the Charging Voltage has dropped to and shows a steady 13.5 Volts on the display.
- Once Power Supply Mode reaches a steady 13.5 volts, connect the DST-i or SDI to the OBD connector and proceed with initiating the normal FlashWrite reprogramming process.
- Amperage will fluctuate based upon the vehicle’s demand for power. NOTE: If the voltage rises beyond 14V while programming is in process, the procedure will abort. This can indicate a need to test or charge the vehicle battery before any further attempt at programming is made.
This information is applicable to the Subaru Midtronics DCA-8000 Dynamic Diagnostic Charging System and the Subaru Midtronics GR8-1100 Diagnostic Battery Charger ONLY. It does not apply to any other brand / type of “generic” battery charger whatsoever. ONLY the DCA-8000 and the GR8-1100 and their Power Supply Mode feature have been tested and approved by SOA.
NOTE: Control module failures resulting from battery discharge during reprogramming are not a matter for warranty. Should any DTCs reset after the reprogramming update is performed, diagnose per the procedure outlined in the applicable Service Manual.
WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION:
For vehicles within the Basic New Car Limited warranty or an active Subaru Added Security Classic or Gold plan, this repair may be submitted using the following claim information:
|Labor Description||Labor Operation #||Fail Code||Labor Time|
IMPORTANT: Always note the new Decryption Keyword on the repair order for any newly installed programming as this information is required for entry in the Miscellaneous Detail field during claim submission.
NOTE: The pak file listings provided in this bulletin are the latest available at the time of publishing. Updates are often released thereafter without revision to the original bulletin. For this reason, it is critical to always have the latest version of Select Monitor software installed on your system. You can confirm if a later version is available by entering the CID listed in this bulletin into FlashWrite.
If a newer CID is shown as available in FlashWrite, reprogram using that file.
- SOA strongly discourages the printing and/or local storage of service information as previously released information and electronic publications may be updated at any time.
- Always check for any open recalls or campaigns anytime a vehicle is in for servicing.
- Always refer to STIS for the latest service information before performing any repairs.
1 Associated Document
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.
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.
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