Engine-Codes - Nissan - U1000 NISSAN

U1000 NISSAN - CAN Communication Line - Signal Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U1000 NISSAN Possible Causes

  • Controller Area Network (CAN) communication harness is open or shorted
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
  • Poor harness ground connection.

How is the U1000 NISSAN code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

Usually, the problem is poor harness ground connection.

There is a service bulletin for the following Nissan models with U1000 code:
- 2002-2006 Nissan Maxima
- 2004-2006 Nissan Titan
- 2004-2006 Nissan Armada
- 2002-2006 Nissan Sentra
- 2005-2006 Nissan Frontier
- 2002-2006 Nissan Altima
- 2005-2006 Nissan Xterra
- 2005-2006 Nissan Pathfinder
- 2004-2006 Nissan Quest
- 2003-2006 Nissan 350Z
- 2003-2006 Nissan Murano
Nissan Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code U1000

The service bulletin suggests cleaning engine and body harness ground connection to repair the problem.
- Clean/re-tighten ECM ground connections.
- Clean/re-tighten negative battery cable body connection and battery post connection.
- If needed, clean and ensure good contact between the steering member assembly and the left side instrument stay assembly.

What is the cost to diagnose the U1000 NISSAN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U1000 NISSAN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

U1000 NISSAN Meaning

The Controller Area Network (CAN) is a serial communication line for real-time applications. It is an on-vehicle multiplex communication line with high data communication speed and excellent error detection ability. Many electronic control units are equipped onto a vehicle, and each control unit shares information and links with other control units during operation (not independent). In CAN communication, control units are connected with 2 communication lines (CAN H line, CAN L line) allowing a high rate of information transmission with less wiring.
Each control unit transmits/receives data but selectively reads the required data only.
The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets when the Engine Control Module (ECM) is not transmitting or receiving CAN communication signals of OBD (emission-related diagnosis) for 2 seconds or more.

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