FCA releases scan tool addendum

Thomas Owner/Technician Rudyard, Michigan Posted   Latest   Edited  

ASA keeps a source in the industry that digs deep for any and all information pertaining to our industry and how it may affect us. He has come up with with a bazaar document from FCA concerning scan tool registration. One of my friends from FCA suggests that this only applies to vehicles with Secure Gateway Modules. Enjoy the read and support ASA.

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After staring at this document for a few days, still waiting for clarification from FCA, I have to agree with Martin Walters and this document probably applies to scan tool manufacturers, who will pass the expenses along as they seem fit. Still an interesting read.

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Bob Owner
Baldwinsville, New York
Bob
 

Well, isn't that just special?

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David Owner/Technician
Wilmington, North Carolina
David
 

This appears, atleast to me that this is some sort of bi product of the R2R and possibly some sort of “out” if you will from completely locking out the aftermarket scan tool manufacturers. My guess from day one with the SGM fiasco was a licensing scheme sort of extending past wiTECH 2 like the current scheme or money grab if you will that NASTF has created in the name of security (that we know

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Timothy Diagnostician
Brampton, Ontario
Timothy
 

I'm kind of curious what all this is going to mean for us up in Canada. I was considering a witech. Should I wait now ?

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Thomas Owner/Technician
Rudyard, Michigan
Thomas
 

The way I understand it, the Gateway Security Module is currently a level 3 security device, which is a 'patch' and can be bypassed. FCA has future plans for level 5 security in which each module needs a passcode for access. We should get used to this as I also hear rumors that other manufacturers are implementing similar security measures, but hopefully will be a little more gentle on our

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David Owner/Technician
Wilmington, North Carolina
David
 

I as heard that they wanted individual module security similar to what VAG group uses or even the newer FBS4 Mercedes set up. You are absolutely correct they own it and they want it coming back for repair. If you want to work on it you’re going to have to pay up.

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Chris Technician
Bryans Road, Maryland
Chris
 

Maybe I am confused on this but if this license cost 25k why wouldn't we all just buy the dealer tool at the fraction of the cost. This would only be to authenticate your approved aftermarket scan tool correct? Unless you specialize in FCA I don't see why as of right now it would be a good investment. I would also assume everyones check out fee for a FCA would be more than a customer would be

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Martin Diagnostician
Burleson, Texas
Martin
 

The way I read it was the 25k would be charged to the licensee (aftermarket scanner company) not the individual shop, for access to fca's server. I could be wrong though.

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Chris Technician
Bryans Road, Maryland
Chris
 

Yea now that I have read it again I think your correct that would make much more sense.

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Thomas Owner/Technician
Rudyard, Michigan
Thomas
 

After staring at this document for a few days, still waiting for clarification from FCA, I have to agree with Martin Walters and this document probably applies to scan tool manufacturers, who will pass the expenses along as they seem fit. Still an interesting read.

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