CAB 000237.31 – VIN Security Messages Missing

CAB 000237.31 (CAB 237.31)

Code: 000237.31

Shortcode: 237.31


This fault code, CAB 000237.31, signals that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) security messages expected from other control units are not being received. This lack of communication can be attributed to disruptions or failures within the vehicle’s Controller Area Network (CAN) system, potentially due to faulty components, misconfigurations, or damaged wiring. Such issues compromise the integrity of data exchange and can affect the overall security and functionality of the vehicle.


To safeguard the system against possible inconsistencies and operational risks, the control unit restricts certain functions until the VIN security messages are restored.


  • Address Any Pre-existing CAN Communication Faults: Start by diagnosing and resolving any DTCs related to missing CAN messages, as these can directly impact the transmission of VIN security messages.
  • Check Configuration of All Control Units: Ensure that all control units are properly configured to send and receive VIN security messages. This may require reprogramming or updating the software of the ECUs.
  • Inspect and Repair CAN Bus Connectivity: Examine the CAN bus for signs of physical damage, loose connections, or corrosion. Repair or replace damaged segments to restore robust communication paths.
  • Test Communication Protocols: After repairs, use diagnostic tools to verify that all control units are communicating correctly, and VIN security messages are being transmitted and received as expected.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Verification: Following the repair and reconfiguration, monitor the system to ensure that it remains stable and fully functional, with all necessary security messages being consistently exchanged.


Maintaining a reliable and secure communication network within the vehicle is crucial for operational safety and compliance. Regular system checks and proactive maintenance can prevent issues related to communication failures, thus preserving the integrity and security of the vehicle’s electronic systems.

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