ECU 000237.02 – VIN Information Mismatch Detected. John Deere System Advisory.

ECU 000237.02 (ECU 237.02)

Code: 000237.02

Shortcode: 237.02


Error code ECU 000237.02 is triggered when there is a mismatch in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) between the ECU and other control units within the vehicle. This discrepancy can occur due to programming errors, ECU replacement without proper reconfiguration, or communication faults in the CAN network.


The ECU may restrict certain vehicle functions to prevent operation under potentially erroneous system configurations, affecting performance and compliance with system protocols.


  • Diagnose CAN Network Issues: Address any diagnostic trouble codes related to missing CAN messages as these could be affecting VIN communication.
  • Verify VIN Configuration: Ensure that all control units, including the ECU, are programmed with the correct VIN.
  • Reprogram or Replace Control Units: If mismatches persist, reprogram or replace the affected control units to ensure consistency across the network.
  • Reset ECU and Perform System Check: After corrections, reset the ECU to ensure all settings take effect and perform a comprehensive system check to confirm functionality.


Consistency in VIN across all vehicle systems is crucial for proper vehicle operation and regulatory compliance. Regular checks during maintenance can prevent issues related to VIN mismatches.

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