U1101

Contents


OBD Code Definition

Engine-A/T-ECU Time-out (Related to Automatic Transmission)

Possible Symptoms

  • Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) ON
  • Function Limitation

Possible Causes

  • Component Protection active

Possible Solutions

  • Learn/Disable Component Protection

Tech Notes

  • At the present time the Component Protection can only be learned/disabled using the Factory Tool in Combination with an online Connection. Every Audi Dealer/Service should be able to perform this Procedure.
caution
  • If diagnosis code U1101 is set in the combination meter, always diagnose the CAN bus lines.
  • Whenever the ECU is replaced, ensure that the communication circuit is normal.
note When the diagnosis codes relating to the CAN communication error are set, make sure of the vehicle equipment. When the vehicle is not equipped with the system the combination meter communicates to, the diagnosis code is always output. This is not abnormal.

TROUBLE JUDGMENT

The combination meter receives transmission control system-related signal from the engine-A/T-ECU via CAN bus lines. If the display unit can not receive the necessary signals, diagnosis code U1101 will be set.

note For M/T-vehicles, diagnosis code No.U1101 does not mean that there is a problem.

COMMENTS ON TROUBLE SYMPTOM

Current trouble

  • Connector(s) or wiring harness in the CAN bus lines between the engine-A/T-ECU and the combination meter, the power supply system to the engine-A/T-ECU, the engine-A/T-ECU itself, or the combination meter may be defective.

Past trouble

  • Carry out diagnosis with particular emphasis on connector(s) or wiring harness in the CAN bus lines between the engine-A/T-ECU and the combination meter, and the power supply system to the engine-A/T-ECU. For diagnosis procedures, refer to “How to cope with past trouble” (Refer to GROUP 00 – How to Use Troubleshooting/Inspection Service Points ).
    note For a past trouble, you may not find it by the M.U.T.-III CAN bus diagnostics even if there is any failure in CAN bus lines. In this case, refer to GROUP 00, How to Use Troubleshooting/Inspection Service Points . and check the CAN bus lines. You can narrow down the possible cause of the trouble by referring to the diagnosis code, which is set regarding the CAN communication-linked ECUs (Refer to GROUP 54D – CAN Bus Line Diagnostic Flow ).

DIAGNOSIS PROCEDURE

STEP 1. M.U.T.-III CAN bus diagnostics

Use the M.U.T.-III to diagnose the CAN bus lines.

Q. Is the check result normal?

Go to Step 2.

Repair the CAN bus lines. (Refer to GROUP 54D – Troubleshooting ). Repair the CAN bus line and go to Step 6.

STEP 2. M.U.T.-III other system diagnosis code

Check whether the A/T system diagnosis codes are set or not.

Q. Is the diagnosis code set?

Diagnose the A/T system (GROUP 23A – Troubleshooting ).

Go to Step 3.

STEP 3. M.U.T.-III other system diagnosis code

Check if a diagnosis code, which relates to CAN communication-linked systems below, is set.

      ETACS-ECU
    • Code No.12: engine-A/T-ECU time-out (related to automatic transmission)

Q. Is the diagnosis code set?

Go to Step 4.

Go to Step 5.

STEP 4. Check whether the diagnosis code is reset.

Recheck if the diagnosis code is set.

(1)Erase the diagnosis code.
(2)Turn the ignition switch to “ON” position.
(3)On completion, check that the diagnosis code is not reset.

Q. Is the diagnosis code set?

Replace engine-A/T-ECU and then go to Step 6.

A poor connection, open circuit or other intermittent malfunction is present in the CAN bus lines between the engine-A/T-ECU and the combination meter (Refer to GROUP 00 – How to use troubleshooting/Inspection Service Points ).

STEP 5. Check whether the diagnosis code is reset.

Recheck if the diagnosis code is set.

(1)Erase the diagnosis code.
(2)Turn the ignition switch to “ON” position.
(3)On completion, check that the diagnosis code is not reset.

Q. Is the diagnosis code set?

Replace combination meter and then go to Step 6.

A poor connection, open circuit or other intermittent malfunction is present in the CAN bus lines between the engine-A/T-ECU and the combination meter (Refer to GROUP 00 – How to use troubleshooting/Inspection Service Points).

STEP 6. Check whether the diagnosis code is reset.

Recheck if the diagnosis code is set.
(1)Erase the diagnosis code.
(2)Turn the ignition switch to “ON” position.
(3)On completion, check that the diagnosis code is not reset.

Q. Is the diagnosis code set?

Go to Step 1.
The procedure is complete.

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