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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Communication Error from VSC to ECM Invalid Serial Data Received (P163081)

Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual / Cruise Control / Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System(for 2gr-fks) / Communication Error from VSC to ECM Invalid Serial Data Received (P163081)

DESCRIPTION

The skid control ECU (master cylinder solenoid)*1 or skid control ECU (brake actuator assembly)*2 sends signals such as cruise control cancel signals and brake demand response signals to the ECM when the dynamic radar cruise control system is operating.

DTC No.

Detection Item

DTC Detection Condition

Trouble Area

MIL

P163081

Communication Error from VSC to ECM Invalid Serial Data Received

While the vehicle speed is 36 km/h (22 mph) or more and the dynamic radar cruise control system is operating, communication data from the skid control ECU (master cylinder solenoid)*1 or skid control ECU (brake actuator assembly)*2 is logically inconsistent for approximately 0.5 second or more.

  • Vehicle stability control system
  • ECM

Does not come on

  • *1: for Hydraulic Brake Booster
  • *2: for Vacuum Brake Booster

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

NOTICE:

  • First check the CAN communication system by following How to Proceed with Troubleshooting. After checking that there are no malfunctions in the CAN communication system, proceed with troubleshooting.

    Click here

  • Before replacing the ECM, refer to Registration.

    w/o Smart Key System: Click here w/ Smart Key System: Click here

    w/ Smart Key System: Click here

PROCEDURE

1.

CHECK FOR DTCs (VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM)

(a) Check for DTCs.

for Hydraulic Brake Booster: Click here for Vacuum Brake Booster: Click here

for Vacuum Brake Booster: Click here

Result

Proceed to

DTCs are not output

A

DTCs are output (for Hydraulic Brake Booster)

B

DTCs are output (for Vacuum Brake Booster)

C

B

GO TO VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM

C

GO TO VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM

A

2.

CHECK FOR DTCs (CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM)

(a) Clear the DTCs.

Click here (b) Perform the following procedure.

(b) Perform the following procedure.

HINT:

If the following procedure is not performed, the previously output DTC cannot be detected.

  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON.
  2. Turn the dynamic radar cruise control system on using the cruise control main switch.
  3. Drive the vehicle at 36 km/h (22 mph) or more for 1 second or more.

(c) Check for DTCs.

Click here

Result

Proceed to

DTC P163081 is not output

A

DTC P163081 is output

B

A

USE SIMULATION METHOD TO CHECK

B

REPLACE ECM

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