NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 567 Status: Closed
State: AZ Name: Jay
Category of Request: Electrical - Starting, Charging, Lighting, Air Bag (SRS), Safety Manufacturer: SUBARU ALL

Inquiry
Have you checked the OEM website?
Yes
Description of Repair unable to perform
OCS ReZero command has a Mode 27 secure access code to rezero.
Description of Information not available
Mode 27 algorithm necessary
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
Checked provided data stream, contacted ETI about missing information.
Other Comments or Concerns
Notes
Subaru - 2/11/2014
The mode 27 algorithm is not disclosed by the OEM due to safety concerns. NASTF & the Equipment & Tool Institute will collaborate on this issue.
Charlie Gorman - 3/20/2014
This is a question of information availability to a tool company and not a technician. There is no clear enforcement path through NASTF, nor the MOU or the Massachusetts statute. The NASTF Board agreed that NASTF’s response to a technician seeking a way to complete Mode 27 (security) testing will be that he is able to purchase from any OEM the same tools made available to franchised dealerships; whereas the response to a tool maker will be that they may or may not be able to secure a license from individual OEMs allowing their tools to have this capability. The game-changer is the 2018 (Mass. & MOU) requirement that requires OEMs to make this information available via a common port (OBD connector using J-2534 perhaps).
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