BCU 002240.09 – Incorrect CAN Bus Message from TEC. John Deere System Advisory.

BCU 002240.09 (BCU 2240.09)

Code: 002240.09

Shortcode: 2240.09


Error code BCU 002240.09 is triggered when the Basic Control Unit (BCU) of a John Deere vehicle encounters a communication problem with the Transmission Electronic Controller (TEC). This diagnostic trouble code indicates that the BCU is experiencing intermittent or completely absent reception of one or more CAN bus messages from the TEC. Issues such as loose wiring, faulty connections, or signal interference could be disrupting the data transmission.


The BCU may activate warning signals on the vehicle’s dashboard to alert the operator and may limit certain transmission functions to prevent potential damage or unsafe operating conditions due to unreliable data communication.


  • Inspect CAN Bus Wiring and Connections: Carefully examine all wiring and connections involved in the CAN bus system between the BCU and TEC. Look for signs of damage, wear, or looseness that might be causing communication disruptions.
  • Test CAN Bus Communication: Utilize diagnostic tools to test the continuity and integrity of the communication between the BCU and TEC. This helps to pinpoint areas or components where signal loss or errors occur.
  • Repair or Replace Faulty Components: Address any identified issues with wiring or connectors by repairing or replacing them to ensure stable and secure communication.
  • Check TEC Functionality: Ensure that the TEC itself is functioning properly and not contributing to the problem by sending corrupt or incomplete data. If the TEC is found to be faulty, consider reprogramming or replacing it.
  • Reset the BCU and Clear Diagnostic Codes: After making the necessary corrections, reset the BCU to clear any stored error codes and reinitialize the system settings. This step will help verify that the issues have been resolved and that all components are communicating properly without further interruptions.
  • Monitor System Performance: Continue monitoring the system after the repair to ensure stable and consistent communication. Verify that the transmission system operates correctly under various conditions and that no further communication issues are observed.


Maintaining reliable communication between the BCU and TEC is crucial for optimal transmission performance and vehicle safety. Regular checks and maintenance of the CAN bus system and associated electronics are vital to prevent communication failures and ensure that the equipment operates smoothly and efficiently. Addressing CAN bus communication issues promptly minimizes downtime and helps maintain operational efficiency and vehicle safety.