CAB 000237.02 – VIN Security Data Conflict

CAB 000237.02 (CAB 237.02)

Code: 000237.02

Shortcode: 237.02


This error code, CAB 000237.02, occurs when there is a discrepancy in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) data among various control units within the vehicle. This conflict suggests a synchronization or data integrity issue, potentially caused by configuration errors, replacement of control units, or data corruption. VIN mismatches can affect vehicle security systems and other functionalities that rely on consistent identification data across the system.


The control unit restricts certain functions to protect against potential security risks or operational inconsistencies arising from the VIN discrepancy.


  • Diagnose Communication Issues: Prioritize diagnosis of any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) related to missing CAN messages, as these could be the root cause of VIN mismatches.
  • Check VIN Configuration in All Control Units: Verify the VIN programmed into each control unit. Use diagnostic tools to ensure consistency across all units. Any discrepancies should be corrected by reprogramming the correct VIN.
  • Inspect and Repair CAN Bus System: Ensure the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system is intact, with no damaged wires or poor connections that might cause communication failures.
  • Replace or Reprogram Faulty Control Units: If a control unit is found to be faulty or not accepting VIN updates, consider replacing or reprogramming it to ensure accurate data synchronization.
  • Comprehensive System Testing: After making repairs or adjustments, perform a comprehensive test to ensure that all systems recognize the correct VIN and that there are no residual communication issues.


Maintaining accurate and consistent VIN data across all vehicle control units is crucial for proper vehicle functionality and security. Regular checks and updates during service visits can prevent issues related to VIN discrepancies. Additionally, always ensure that any replaced control units are correctly programmed with the VIN to avoid future conflicts.

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