Engine-Codes - Generic - U1A00

U1A00 - Private Communication Network Internal Electronic Failure

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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U1A00 Possible Causes

  • Faulty Restraints Control Module (RCM)
  • Restraints Control Module harness is open or shorted
  • Restraints Control Module circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module

How is the U1A00 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

DTC U1A00:49 (Private Communication Network: Internal Electronic Failure) - this Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets in continuous memory and on-demand when there is a communication issue between the ABS module and the RCM.
DTC U1A00:87 (Private Communication Network: Missing Message) - this DTC sets in continuous memory and on-demand when expected messages such as yaw rate sensor, lateral accelerometer, and longitudinal accelerometer missing for more than 5 seconds.
DTC U1A00:88 (Private Communication Network: Bus Off) - this DTC sets in continuous memory and on-demand when the communication bus is down between the ABS module and the RCM and they are unable to communicate.

What is the cost to diagnose the U1A00 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the U1A00 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

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

U1A00 Meaning

The yaw rate sensor, lateral and longitudinal accelerometers are contained in the Restraints Control Module (RCM). The RCM measures vehicle yaw rate, roll rate, lateral and longitudinal acceleration and then sends the information to the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module along with a dedicated Controller Area Network (CAN). This dedicated CAN is used only for communication between the RCM and the ABS Module. The information sent to the ABS module is used to help determine if the AdvanceTrac® system needs to be activated. This Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) sets in continuous memory and on-demand when there is a communication issue between the ABS module and the RCM.

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Information for specific makes

  • U1A00 FORD Private Communication Network Internal Electronic Failure
  • U1A00 INFINITI Telematics Accessory Power Circuit No Connection
  • U1A00 LINCOLN Private Communication Network Internal Electronic Failure
  • U1A00 MERCURY Private Communication Network Internal Electronic Failure
  • U1A00 NISSAN Telematics Accessory Power Circuit No Connection

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