NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 807 Status: Closed
State: NJ Name: Louis
Category of Request: Reprogramming Manufacturer: 2012 VOLVO HD

Inquiry
Have you checked the OEM website?
Yes
Description of Repair unable to perform
We are unable to re-flash Volvo Transmission control module on a previously programmed TCM, Volvo allows their remanufactured or new transmission to be re-flashed but has no provision in the tech tool to download and re-flash a previously flashed TCM. This is not a onetime issue we service major fleets and end users and will need the ability to re-flash in order to help our customers with there requirements
Description of Information not available
Downloadable flash by truck VIN # is not available and the PTT does not have the ability to install a flash into the TCM unless it is a new or reman TCM. We were told by Volvo only the dealer has the capability with the tool the rest are blocked out
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
The only information found on site is they allow for required emissions reprogramming because they are required by law. We have contact Volvo help desk for the Premium tech tool and were told only the dealers can do re-flash of existing TCM From Volvo Site PREMIUM TECH TOOL FAQ from Volvo Why do we offer ECU programming options to customers? ANSWER: We are required to provide access to program certain emissions related ECU’s under the Service Information Requirement law, step 2013. Both the EPA and CARB require this. The following EPA software reprogramming requirement is described on page 8418 EPA OBD & SIR: 40 CFR Part 86.010-38
Other Comments or Concerns
As A Service provider to the trucking Industry our customers rely on us to repair their vehicles transmissions and other drive train components. For us to be able to continue to perform those services it is imperative that we be able to Clear and re-flash The TCM to match the spec of the truck
Notes
Paul Soar - 05/15/2017
Paul Soar - 06/02/2017
This SIR is similar to the currently open SIR #722. Volvo is in the process of adding TCU programming availability. Currently only model year 2013-2014 is available. NASTF has inquired of Volvo for more information on the release date of the other model years. More information will be posted when it is learned.
Paul Soar - 07/03/2017
NASTF is continuing to monitor this situation.
Paul Soar - 08/27/2017
Volvo is currently waiting on a status update from Sweden. They hope to have a more complete update in a few weeks.
Donny Seyfer - 03/07/2018
Manufacturer Response: I finally have some good news for you on this issue… We have added support to program the TECU (MID130) on US2007 and US2010 emissions vehicles. This is now available in the TT 2.6.40 version released today
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