CRU 000237.02 – VIN Information Mismatch Detected in Radio Unit. John Deere System Advisory.

CRU 000237.02 (CRU 237.02)

Code: 000237.02

Shortcode: 237.02


The error code CRU 000237.02 is issued when the radio unit in the vehicle detects a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) that does not match the expected VIN registered in its system. This mismatch can occur due to incorrect installation or a system reset, which might cause the radio to block functionality as a security measure. The radio faceplate will display “BLOCKED,” and no audio output will be available until the correct VIN is recognized.


The radio will enter a blocked state displaying “BLOCKED” on the faceplate with no audio output. The overall function of the vehicle may be limited as a safety and security protocol until the mismatch is resolved.


  • Verify Radio Installation: Ensure that the radio unit is installed in the correct vehicle as per the VIN at CRU 251. Check for any administrative or installation errors that might have led to the mismatch.
  • Diagnose CAN Bus and Other DTCs: Prioritize diagnosing any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) related to missing CAN messages, as these can affect the system’s ability to read and verify VIN correctly.
  • Check Radio Software and Configuration: Update or reconfigure the radio software if necessary to ensure it is equipped to read and validate VIN information accurately.
  • Reset the Radio System: Once all configurations and checks are verified, reset the radio system to allow it to re-attempt VIN verification.
  • Monitor System Response: After resetting, monitor the radio unit to confirm that it resumes normal operation upon recognizing the correct VIN.


Addressing a VIN mismatch promptly is crucial to ensure the security and proper functionality of vehicle systems. Regular system checks and maintaining accurate records of vehicle components can prevent such issues. This scenario highlights the importance of proper vehicle maintenance and component tracking to ensure all systems operate harmoniously.

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