Reprogramming File Availability for Idle Stability and Extended Engine Cranking – 2013-2014 Subaru BRZ

NUMBER: 11-136-14R
DATE: 03/26/14
REVISED: 05/13/14

APPLICABILITY: 2013-14MY BRZ
SUBJECT: Reprogramming File Availability for Idle Stability and Extended Engine Cranking

 

INTRODUCTION

This bulletin announces the availability of reprogramming files to address customer concerns of engine idle RPM decrease / instability when the A/C system cycles off and extended engine cranking.

 

COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION

The new logic was incorporated into production September 27, 2013 starting with the following VINS:   6AT vehicles:  E*601924, 6MT vehicles: E*601915.

 

PACK FILE APPLICABILITY

MODEL
YEAR/
MODEL
EMISSION
SPEC.
TRANS.
TYPE
PAK FILE
NAME
NEW ECM
PART
NUMBER
OLD ECM
PART NUMBER
NEW CID
NUMBER
2013-14MY BRZ Fed / CAL 6AT 22765AG501.pak 22765AG501 22765AC800,
22765AC801,
22765AC802,
22765AC803, 22756AG500
ZA1JB01D
6MT 22765AG511.pak 22765AG511 22765AC810,
22765AC811,
22765AC812,
22765AC813, 22765AG510
ZA1JB01C

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION

NOTES:

SOA now highly recommends connecting the Midtronics GR8 Diagnostic Battery Charger to the vehicle and utilizing the Power Supply Mode feature anytime a vehicle control module is being reprogrammed. Once the GR8 is connected to the vehicle, as long as the battery is fully charged, it takes less than 3 minutes to boot-up the charger, select the Power Supply Mode, and have the battery voltage stabilized and ready for reprogramming.

VERY IMPORTANT: This information is applicable to the Midtronics GR8 Diagnostic Battery Charger ONLY.  It does not apply to any other brand /type of “generic” battery charger whatsoever. ONLY the GR8 and its Power Supply Mode feature has been tested and approved by Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA).

  • If the GR8 indicates the vehicle’s battery must be charged, charge the battery using the GR8 before proceeding to reprogram the vehicle while using the Power Supply Mode.
  • Control module failures as a result of 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 and / or Emissions Warranty period, this repair may be claimed using the following information:

LABOR DESCRIPTION LABOR OPERATION # FAIL
CODE
LABOR
TIME
MFI OBDII ECM Reprogramming A455-288 UPG-48 0.4

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10067882

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2014/SB-10067882-0699.pdf

Download (PDF, 247KB)


 

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.

techinfo.subaru.com


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VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
Dearborn d-Bridge Adapter J2534 OBDII Engineering Tool
MAXIFLASH PRO (ALT-MF2534)
VXDIAG VCX SSM-III Diagnostic Tool for Subaru
Autel MaxiFlash Elite J2534 ECU Reprogramming Tool

 

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