NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 631 Status: Closed
State: MS Name: Mark
Category of Request: Reprogramming Manufacturer: 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER

Have you checked the OEM website?
Description of Repair unable to perform
blank path program of aftermarket remanufactured TCM
Description of Information not available
unable to obtain flash file per vin
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
tried dealership, sought help from IATN googled everything I could think of
Other Comments or Concerns
If purchased from Nissan new this tcm comes programmed but the reman units are blank. Its not just this vehicle, I'd like to have a reliable source to obtain flash codes per vin for future needs.
Skip Potter - 3/23/2015
OEM explained that Nissan and Infiniti do not set flash file applicability by VIN. Other OEMs utilize VIN, but not Nissan or Infiniti. Nissan and Infiniti flash files, (either blank programming or reprogramming) are based on the internal part number of the ECU. In order to purchase a file, you must obtain the internal part number by reading it with a GST or CONSULT. In either or, you would then enter that part number in required field and if a flash file update is available, it would be displayed and available for purchase.
Skip Potter - 3/24/2015
OEM and tech agree that this is likely a defective parts issue. TCM replaced by transmission rebuilder could not be read by OEM tool.