NTB22-082 – TCM Reprogram – 2023 Nissan Frontier

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Classification: Reference: Date:
AT22-010 NTB22-082A September 28, 2022

 

VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN
2020-2022 FRONTIER; TCM REPROGRAM

CAMPAIGN ID #:  R22A9, R22B1
APPLIED VEHICLES: 2020-2021 Frontier (D40)
2022 Frontier (D41)

 

INTRODUCTION

Nissan is conducting this voluntary safety recall campaign on certain specific model year 2020-2022 Frontier vehicles to inspect and, if necessary, reprogram the Transmission Control Module (TCM). This service will be performed at no charge to the customer for parts or labor.

 

IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Nissan has assigned identification numbers R22A9 (4WD) and R22B1 (2WD) to this campaign. This number must appear on all communication and documentation of any nature dealing with this campaign.

 

Repair Overview

Confirm the current TCM part number.

Reprogram the TCM, if applicable.

This bulletin is complete.

 


SERVICE PROCEDURE

Confirm Current TCM Part Number

 

IMPORTANT: Before starting, make sure:

  •  ASIST on the CONSULT PC has been synchronized (updated) to the current date.
  • All C-III plus software updates (if any) have been installed.

 

NOTICE

  • Connect a battery maintainer or smart charger set to reflash mode or a similar setting. If the vehicle battery voltage drops below 0V or rises above 15.5V during reprogramming, the TCM may be damaged.
  • Turn the hazard warning lamps ON.
    • Turn OFF all other vehicle electrical loads such as exterior lights, interior lights, HVAC, blower, rear defogger, audio, NAVI, seat heater, steering wheel heater, etc. If a vehicle electrical load remains ON, the TCM may be damaged.
  • Be sure to connect the AC Adapter.

If the CONSULT PC battery voltage drops during reprogramming, the process will be interrupted and the TCM may be damaged.

  • Turn OFF all external Bluetooth® devices (e.g., cell phones, printers, etc.) within range of the CONSULT PC and the VI. If Bluetooth® signal waves are within range of the CONSULT PC or VI during reprogramming, reprogramming may be interrupted and the TCM may be damaged.

 

  1. Connect the VI to the vehicle.

 

  1. Start C-III plus.

 

  1. Wait for the VI to be recognized (Figure 1 on page 4).
  • The serial number will display when the VI is recognized.

 

  1. Select Re/programming, Configuration.

 

  1. Check the box to confirm the precaution instructions have been read, and then select Next.

 

NOTE: Use the arrows (if needed) to view and read all the precautions.

 

  1. Select Automatic Selection(VIN).

 

  1. Allow C-III plus to perform automatic VIN selection.

 

  1. Confirm the VIN or Chassis # is correct, and then select Confirm.

 

  1. Allow the System call to be performed.

 

  1. Confirm the VIN is correct for the vehicle, and then select Confirm.

 

  1. Select TRANSMISSION.

 

  1. Select Reprogramming.

 

  1. Find the TCM Part Number and write it on the repair order, and then select Save.

 

NOTE: This is the current Part Number (P/N).

 

  1. Compare the Part Number you wrote down in step 13 on page 8 to the numbers in the Current TCM Part Number column in Table A
  • If there is a match, proceed to step 15, below, to continue the reprogramming procedure.
  • If there is not a match, this bulletin does not apply. Proceed to CLAIMS INFORMATION on the last page.

 

Table A

MODEL CURRENT TCM PART NUMBER: 31039 –
2020-2021 Frontier 2WD 9BT1B,  9BT1C,  9BT5A,  9BT5D,  9BT5E,  9BT7A
2020-2021 Frontier 4WD 9BT3B,  9BT3C,  9BT6A,  9BT6D,  9BT6E,  9BT8A
2022 Frontier 2WD 9BU0D,  9BU0E,  9BU1A,  9BU7A
2022 Frontier 4WD 9BU2D,  9BU2E,  9BU3A,  9BU8A

 

Reprogram the TCM

 

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to navigate C-III plus and reprogram the TCM.
  • If you get this screen and it is blank (no reprogramming listed), it means there is no reprogramming available for this vehicle.

 

  1. Select Next, and then proceed to step 17 on page 12.

 

NOTE: When the screen in Figure 12 displays, TCM reprogramming is complete. If the screen in Figure 12 does not display (indicating that reprogramming did not complete), refer to the information on the next page.

 

TCM Recovery:

Do not disconnect the VI or shut down C-III plus if reprogramming does not complete.

If reprogramming does not complete and the “!?” icon displays, as shown in  Figure 13:

  • Check battery voltage (12.0 V – 15.5 V).
  • Ignition is ON, engine is OFF.
  • External Bluetooth® devices are OFF.
  • All electrical loads are OFF.
  • Select Retry and follow the on screen instructions.
  • Retry may not go through

on first attempt and can be selected more than once.

 

If reprogramming does not complete and the “X” icon displays, as shown in  Figure 14: 

  • Check battery voltage (12.0 V – 15.5 V).
  • CONSULT A/C adapter is plugged in.
  • Ignition is ON, engine is OFF.
  • All C-III plus / VI cables are securely connected.
  • All C-III plus updates are installed.
  • Select Home, and restart the reprogram procedure from the beginning.

 

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to Erase All DTCs.
  • When the entire reprogramming process is complete, the screen in Figure 15 will

 

  1. Verify the before and after part numbers are different.

 

  1. Print a copy of this screen (Figure 15) and attach it to the repair order for warranty documentation.

 

  1. Select Confirm.

 


Transmission Control Module (TCM) Reprogram – 2020-2023 Nissan Titan & Frontier

 

Transmission Control Module (TCM) Reprogram – 2020-2023 Nissan Titan & Frontier

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V671&docType=RCL

 


 

Reprogramming

J2534-1 Re/Programming

 


Tutorial for Purchasing NERS Software

Software updated April 26, 2019 to version # 04.03.00. It is recommended the latest version of NERS be installed before connecting to a vehicle.

This NERS software supports reprogrammable Engine and Transmission control units from 1999 to 2019 model year vehicles, and 2005 MY and later VIN writing into ECUs, when using a Nissan validated pass-through device. Click the Reprogramming Tab for additional information on reprogramming. This software only provides ECU reprogramming, blank programming and VIN writing capability. It does not provide diagnostic or key programming capability. For Engine and Transmission control unit reprogramming and VIN writing capability on 2020 MY & newer, please use CONSULT-III plus or CONSULT-III plus R2R software.

Vehicle reprogramming requires the use of the following:

  • Nissan validated J2534-1 device
  • Nissan ECU Reprogramming Software (NERS)
  • Personal computer running Windows XP (SP2 or later) or Windows 7 or 10 64Bit
  • Applicable reprogram file

 

Nissan tested and validated the below listed devices. Nissan does not recommend the use of any other J2534-1 device not listed here.

Manufacturer Models
Actia PassThru +XS
Autel MaxiFlash Elite (with firmware v3.01)
Bosch Mastertech VCI (SFP v5.11.9)
Dearborn Group VSI-2534
Drew Technologies/OPUS IVS CarDAQ Plus, CarDAQ M, Mongoose ISO/CAN
Hella Gutmann Solutions Mega Macs 42 SE (DT VCI), Mega Macs 66 (DT66)
Texa TEXA Navigator TXTs Series

Click the below link to purchase NERS diagnostic software.

Purchase NERS Software

 

Download Purchased ECU Data File(s)

Once you have purchased ECU data file(s) and your order is completed, your ECU files can be downloaded. Please verify that you are logged in to your account before proceeding.

Purchase of ECU data enables file download access for a period of 24 hours, after which time the file will no longer appear in your list of purchased data files. Be sure to download all data files immediately following your purchase.

 


When you purchase a J-2534 reprogramming file, you will get a zip file containing a data file (.dat, .pdx, .xcal, .7z), a .csv or .xml file and a Reprog_readme.pdf. Please review the readme file for information on where to place the files in your PC.

Please Note that J2534-1 supports reprogramming on 1999 MY and later vehicles.

 

How to find the proper J-2534 Reprogramming ECU file:

In order for you to locate the proper ECU file, you will need to look up the applicable Technical Services Bulletin(TSB) for your vehicle. Instructions in the TSB will pinpoint and advise you of the ECU part # to enter below.

 

Download Purchased ECU Data File(s)

Once you have purchased ECU data file(s) and your order is completed, your ECU files can be downloaded. Please verify that you are logged in to your account before proceeding.

Purchase of ECU data enables file download access for a period of 24 hours, after which time the file will not longer appear in your list of purchased data files. Be sure to download all data files immediately following your purchase.

Special Note: Nissan and Infiniti vehicle uses a high level of security when Re/programming or Configuration is performed to the vehicle ECUs. With the release of NERS software version 04.00.01 or greater, technicians will be required to login with their Nissan or Infiniti Techinfo website user ID and password to perform Re/programming and Configuration in NERS.
Login Instruction Guide

 


September 2013, Nissan and Infiniti began the phase in of “Blank” Service Parts ECUs and TCMs. Depending upon the model and model year, replacement modules come WITHOUT software. When a replacement module is installed in an applicable vehicle for any reason, it will need to be programmed.

When you purchase a J-2534 Blank programming file, you will get a zip file containing a data file (.dat, .pdx, .xcal, .7z), a .csv or .xml file and a Reprog_readme.pdf. Please review the readme file for information on where to place the files in your PC.

 

How to find the proper J-2534 Blank Programming ECU file:

  • Obtain the blank ECU part number when you purchase the replacement ECU. Nissan’s and Infiniti’s parts catalog provides both the blank ECU part number and the ROM-DATA ID part number (after programming part number) to be used. Enter this blank ECU part number in the field below.

or

  • Using C-III plus software, retrieve the blank ECU part number from the new ECU. Enter this blank ECU part number in the field below.

Please note: Take care after making your selection that the listed vehicle information matches the vehicle you are programming.

  • Special Note: NERS Version 03.08 or higher supports Blank RWD, 5 speed TCM programming.

 

Download Purchased ECU Data File(s)

Once you have purchased ECU data file(s) and your order is completed, your ECU files can be downloaded. Please verify that you are logged in to your account before proceeding.

Purchase of ECU data enables file download access for a period of 24 hours, after which time the file will not longer appear in your list of purchased data files. Be sure to download all data files immediately following your purchase.

Special Note: Nissan and Infiniti vehicle uses a high level of security when Re/programming or Configuration is performed to the vehicle ECUs. With the release of NERS software version 04.00.01 or greater, technicians will be required to login with their Nissan or Infiniti Techinfo website user ID and password to perform Re/programming and Configuration in NERS.
Login Instruction Guide

 

Drew Tech CarDAQ-Plus 3 Diagnostic Code Reader and J2534 Programming Tool
Drew Technologies (DRWCDPLUSKIT) CarDAQ-Plus J2534 Flash Reprogramming Kit
Drew Tech Mongoose Pro ISO-CAN 2
VSI J2534 ECU Reprogrammer & Diagnostic Adapter
BOSCH Automotive Tools MTECH2 Mastertech II J2534
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