OIC 000237.31 – VIN Information, Incorrect

OIC 000237.31 (OIC 237.31)

Code: 000237.31

Shortcode: 237.31


This error code is generated when the vehicle identification number from other control units is not received or is received incorrectly. All active VIN participants must send the programmed vehicle identification number to the control unit at regular intervals.


The control software will function with limited capabilities, potentially affecting overall vehicle performance and diagnostics.


Verify VIN Data Transmission:

  • Ensure that all control units are correctly sending the programmed VIN to the main control unit at the required intervals.

Inspect Communication Lines:

  • Check the communication lines between control units for any signs of damage, loose connections, or corrosion. Repair or replace any faulty components.

Test for Communication Errors:

  • Use diagnostic tools to test for communication errors between control units. Identify and resolve any issues causing incorrect VIN data transmission.

Update Control Software:

  • Ensure that all control software is updated to the latest version. Firmware updates may improve VIN data handling and communication reliability.

Consult Manufacturer Support:

  • If the issue persists after verifying VIN data and communication lines, consult technical support or the manufacturer for further diagnostics and assistance.

Monitor System Performance:

  • After addressing the issue, monitor the system to ensure that VIN information is correctly received and that the error does not recur.


Consistent and correct transmission of VIN information is essential for vehicle diagnostics and proper functioning. Regular maintenance and updates can help prevent such issues.

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