VDC Reprogramming File Availability – 2020-2022 Subaru Legacy & Outback

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NHTSA ID Number: 10208682

Manufacturer Communication Number: 06-83-22

Summary

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize the Vehicle Dynamic Control Control Module (VDCCM).

 


NUMBER: 06-83-22
DATE:
  02/08/22

INTRODUCTION:

This bulletin announces availability of reprogramming files to optimize the Vehicle Dynamic Control control module (VDCCM). The new files will address VERY rare cases of the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) not disengaging along with an associated EPB warning message. This new logic optimizes the VDC parameters for the EPB mode of operation. If this concern is duplicated, reprogram the VDC control module following the normal FlashWrite procedure.

 

PRODUCTION CHANGE INFORMATION:

This logic has been incorporated into production as per the table below:

Model Starting VIN
LEGACY N3006163
OUTBACK N3131197

 

PACK FILE APPLICABILITY:

Model MY File name Decryption Keyword
LEGACY & OUTBACK 20 – 22 27596AN00C.pk2 749BD254
OUTBACK Wilderness 22 27596AN01B.pk2 282566DE

 

The reprogramming files will be included in the January 2022 SSM4 software update.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION:

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

Required PC specifications:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise or higher
  • Intel® Core™ i5-836U CPU @1.6GHz or higher
  • Memory (RAM) is 8GB or higher
  • 64-bit operating system

 

Confirm the following PRIOR to performing the reprogramming procedure:

  • Confirm there is no electronic noise in the area in which the vehicle is being reprogrammed. EXAMPLES: large electrical motors, fluorescent lighting, and welding equipment.
  • All electrical loads are switched OFF such as lights, seat heater, blower, audio, etc.
  • Confirm there is sufficient power supply for the laptop being used for reprogramming.
  • Check ALL the control modules for DTCs and confirm there are none. If there are any DTCs present, they MUST be diagnosed, repaired, and cleared prior to reprogramming.

 

Reprogram the VDC 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.

 

Confirm the following DURING the reprogramming procedure:

  • DO NOT stop the reprogramming process until the procedure is complete. If programing is interrupted for any reason, DO NOT close FlashWrite2. Restart the procedure from the beginning.
  • If the message pictured below is displayed, wait until the screen transitions to the next message without disturbing the PC in any way. Patience is key.
  • DO NOT operate any functions of the vehicle such as pressing switches, pedals, etc.
  • DO NOT disturb the DST-i in any way while programing such as vibrations, impact, etc.
  • Warning messages may be displayed on the combination meter during reprograming. DO NOT interrupt the reprogramming as this is normal operation.
  • If the VDC does not require reprogramming, the process will be automatically cancelled.

Press the “OK” button to finish the procedure if prompted.

 

Once Programming is COMPLETE, it is IMPORTANT  to confirm the following:

  • It is possible for CAN communication fault to set during reprogramming. Check the DTC memory.
  • Clear the fault memory, perform fault scan of ALL control modules, and confirm no faults return.

NOTES:

  • 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.

 

REMINDER: If the DCA-8000 or GR8-1100 indicates the vehicle’s battery must be charged, charge the battery fully before proceeding to reprogram the vehicle while using the Power Supply Mode.

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.

 

VERY IMPORTANT:

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 GR81100 and their Power Supply Mode feature have been tested and approved by SOA.

 


6 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU LEGACY 2020-2022
SUBARU OUTBACK 2020-2022

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 06-83-22
DATE: 02/08/22

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10208682

MC-10208682-0001.pdf 1085.369KB

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Reprogramming

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 TCMeBay 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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