Unknown fault code 15604 on 1.2tdi (scan included)

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duncanlowe

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Hi. I have a fault on a 2010 car with the 1.2tdi greenline engine. It's been to a main dealer who simply cleared the code and said they had no test steps given to them. Of course it has come back.

Any idea what the code means, and why VCDS doesn't know what it is? Could it be missing from the .rod file for the ECU? The only references I've found in searches is to people who have never found out what the code was. The car is playing up on almost every drive cycle now so I'd like to have VCDS give me some clues.

It's an odd little fault: Glowplug lights starts flashing. Engine speed won't drop below 1500 RPM until you get off the brake pedal which means an odd dance where you have to press the clutch so the high revs aren't puliing you along against the brakes, then get off the brakes and back on again, and the engine speed drops off.

Anyhow, here's the log:

Code:
Thursday,21,January,2021,15:25:43:49572
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64
VCDS Version: 20.12.0.1 (x64)
Data version: 20201125 DS322.1
www.Ross-Tech.com


VIN: TMBKK25J5B3135251   License Plate: BF60SYH
Mileage: 29970km-18622mi   Repair Order:



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Chassis Type: 5J-SK25 (6R0)
Scan: 01 03 08 09 15 17 19 25 2E 44 56 61

VIN: TMBKK25J5B3135251   Mileage: 29970km-18622miles

01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000
2E-Media Player 3 -- Status: OK 0000
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
61-Battery Regul. -- Status: OK 0000

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Address 01: Engine (J0000-CFWA)       Labels:. 03P-906-021-CFW.clb
   Part No SW: 03P 906 021 L    HW: 03P 906 021 K
   Component: R3 1.2 DCM3.7 H03 7882
   Revision: 12004001    Serial number:             
   Coding: 00114014032501080000
   Shop #: WSC 13765 031 00051
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM12TDI03103P906021L 001005
   ROD: EV_ECM12TDI03103P906021AA.rod
   VCID: 3169295260E8FE0CBD-8064

1 Fault Found:
15604 - ROD - Unknown Error Code
          - 00 [008]
          Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00000001
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 4
                    Mileage: 0 km

                    Engine RPM: 0.00 /min
                    Normed load value: 0.0 %
                    Vehicle speed: 0 km/h
                    Coolant temperature: 0 ∞C
                    Intake air temperature: 0 ∞C
                    Ambient air pressure: 0 mbar
                    Voltage terminal 30: 0.000 V
                    Unlearning counter according OBD: 1
                    Crankshaft speed (RPM): 0 /min
                    Normed load value: 0.0 %
                    Vehicle speed: 0 km/h
                    Coolant temperature: 0 ∞C
                    Intake air temperature: 0 ∞C
                    Ambient air pressure: 0 kPa
                    Voltage terminal 30 stabilized: 0.0 V
                    Engine status: Engine stopped
                    OBD Driver demand indicated torque: 0 %
                    Mean injection quantity: 0.0 mg/stroke
                    Exhaust gas temperature sensor 1: 0 ∞C
                    Outside temperature: 0 ∞C
                    Sensor for engine block temperature: raw value: 0 ∞C

Readiness: 0000 0000

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104)       Labels:. 6R0-907-37x-ESP82.clb
   Part No SW: 6R0 907 379 AA    HW: 6R0 907 379 AF
   Component: ESP8.2i front H05 0003
   Revision: --------  
   Coding: 430124DB417000B7C22724E782D200921300
   Shop #: WSC 13765 790 00051
   VCID: 7DF1C562E030CA6C69-8028

No fault code found.

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Address 08: Auto HVAC (J301)       Labels: 6R0-820-045-9AB.clb
   Part No SW: 5J0 820 045 C    HW: 5J0 820 045 C
   Component: Man AC         02 0101
   Revision: 0003S 02  
   VCID: 2541CD022C20A2AC51-8070

No fault code found.

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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels:. 6R0-937-08x-09.clb
   Part No SW: 6R0 937 088 D    HW: 6R0 937 088
   Component: BCM PQ25 Re4  H46 0322
   Revision: BU046001    Serial number: 0379 265100704
   Coding: 25980B3808C92400922001303E0B08C00E80420F7E000040000000000000
   Shop #: WSC 13765 790 00051
   VCID: 3F8D7F6AAEBC187C3B-806A

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 6R0 959 802 M    HW: 6R0 959 802 M  Labels: 6R0-959-802.CLB
   Component: J386__TSG_FT  002 3210
   Serial number: --------------------
   Coding: 430000

   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 6R0 959 801 P    HW: 6R0 959 801 P  Labels: 6R0-959-801.CLB
   Component: J387__TSG_BT  002 3210
   Serial number: --------------------
   Coding: 420000

   Subsystem 3 - Part No: 5J0 951 172
   Component: DWA-Sensor 03   03 1109
   Coding: 000000

   Subsystem 4 - Part No: 1K8 951 605 A
   Component: LIN BACKUP HO  H11 9004
   Coding: 000000

   Subsystem 5 - Part No: 5J0 951 172
   Component: DWA-Sensor 03   03 1109
   Coding: 000000

2 Faults Found:
03080 - Activation for interior lights
            006 - Short to Plus - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00100110
                    Fault Priority: 3
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 24
                    Mileage: 29898 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2015.05.30
                    Time: 16:07:13

01332 - Door Control Module; Passenger Side (J387)
            004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00100100
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 25
                    Mileage: 29932 km
                    Time Indication: 0
                    Date: 2015.06.13
                    Time: 12:25:10


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Address 15: Airbags (J234)       Labels:| 5K0-959-655.clb
   Part No SW: 6R0 959 655 K    HW: 6R0 959 655 K
   Component: VW10AirbagT2C H09 0020
   Revision: --------    Serial number: 003GX00BSA5K
   Coding: 003243
   Shop #: WSC 13765 790 00051
   ASAM Dataset: EV_AirbaVW10BPAVW250 A01001
   ROD: EV_AirbaVW10BPAVW250_VW25.rod
   VCID: 4A9B5EBEED7EADD49C-801E

   Crash sensor for side airbag: driver side:
   Serial number: 3495RRB405F0974OLHEY

   Front Passenger's Side Airbag Crash Sensor:
   Serial number: 3505RRB405H0974O78H8

No fault code found.

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Address 17: Instruments (J285)       Labels:| 5K0-920-xxx-17.clb-SRI1
   Part No SW: 5J0 920 910 J    HW: 5J0 920 910 J
   Component: KOMBI         H07 0114
   Serial number: 00000004588827
   Coding: 420A00
   Shop #: WSC 13765 031 00051
   ASAM Dataset: EV_DashBoardUDSJCIPQ25 A01013
   ROD: EV_DashBoardUDSJCIPQ25_A01.rod
   VCID: 2E53322E71D6E1F4A0-807A

No fault code found.

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Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533)       Labels:. 6R0-907-530-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 6R0 907 530 C    HW: 1K0 907 951
   Component: J533  Gateway H38 0025
   Revision:   H38       Serial number: 201010F2001973
   Coding: 2523C3
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 3365235A92F4CC1CCF-8066

No fault code found.

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Address 25: Immobilizer (J285)       Labels: 5J0-920-xxx-25.clb
   Part No SW: 5J0 920 910 J    HW: 5J0 920 910 J
   Component: IMMO          H07 0012
   Serial number: 00000000000000
   ASAM Dataset: EV_ImmobUDSJCIPQ25 A01001
   ROD: EV_ImmobUDSJCIPQ25_VW25.rod
   VCID: 2E53322E71D6E1F4A0-807A

No fault code found.

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Address 2E: Media Player 3 (J650)       Labels:. 5N0-035-342.lbl
   Part No SW: 5N0 035 342 D    HW: 5N0 035 342 D
   Component: SG EXT.PLAYER H13 0150
   Revision: A1001003    Serial number: 7669032363  
   Coding: 010000
   Shop #: WSC 13765 790 00051
   VCID: 285FC4365B32BFC46A-807C

No fault code found.

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Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 6Q0-423-156.clb
   Part No: 6R0 423 156 B
   Component: LenkhilfeTRW        V277
   Coding: 11210
   Shop #: WSC 13765
   VCID: 2F6D2F2AEADCE8FCAB-807A

No fault code found.

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Address 56: Radio (J503)       Labels:. 5M0-035-1xx-56.clb
   Part No SW: 5J0 035 161 C    HW: 5J0 035 161 C
   Component: Radio-SWING   009 0034
   Revision: -----09S    Serial number: SKZ4Z2K1415676
   Coding: 010004000006
   Shop #: WSC 13765 790 00051
   VCID: 224BD61E3D0E559434-8076

No fault code found.

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Address 61: Battery Regul. (J840)       Labels:. 1K0-907-534.clb
   Part No SW: 6R0 907 534     HW: 1K0 907 951
   Component: Batt.regelung H38 0025
   Serial number: 201010F2001973
   Coding: 030B1A5A
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000
   VCID: 74E7E046D77A8B2416-8020

   Component: J367-BDM  H07 0125
   Serial number: 00000000002790318614

No fault code found.

End-------------------------(Elapsed Time: 02:57)--------------------------
 
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Thanks. That thread is one of the few I found, but doesn't really explain the problem. For them the problem seemed to go away after the software update. This car has been running fine for ten years, and is showing physical symptoms of some kind of problem, so it would be good if I can find out why VCDS isn't able to tell me what the fault means, as I believe it's a real physical fault.
 
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it would be good if I can find out why VCDS isn't able to tell me what the fault means

That was answered by Uwe in the thread I linked:
What you have to understand with these newer ECUs that use the UDS/ODX protocols is that the "raw" fault code coming from the ECU cannot be interpreted without looking it up in an ECU-specific "dictionary" first, and if the ECU manufacturer doesn't include it in the dictionary they give to VW for that ECU, no scan tool will be able to tell you what it means.

Which basically matches what the dealer told you given they also haven't a clue what the code means :)

It could be as simple as something being slightly out of spec and the ECU being fussy about it. An update may include better handling of the condition so it no longer throws a code.

Obviously no guarantee it'll fix your issue but it would be my first action...
 
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Thanks. The issue with getting a SW update is that it is likely to bring in the dieslgate fixes too which are known to cause their own issues on some models. I wondered if the code is included in the relevant file for a later version of the SW for this ECU? I tried looking into the files but the .rod isn't plain text so gives me gibberish.
 
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9715 should be pre dieselgate fixes.

A decent local tuner or VAG specialist should be able to perform the update without going to the latest. I certainly agree a dealer would be likely to flash the latest 9987 and understand why you'd want to avoid that :)

Surprised the car has only covered 18k in 10 years though, seems very low given TDi's are typically for higher mileage users.
 

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9715 should be pre dieselgate fixes.

A decent local tuner or VAG specialist should be able to perform the update without going to the latest. I certainly agree a dealer would be likely to flash the latest 9987 and understand why you'd want to avoid that :)

Surprised the car has only covered 18k in 10 years though, seems very low given TDi's are typically for higher mileage users.
Yes, it is a low mileage. It's a one owner car. In the first couple of years it did most of those miles, but then the owners became less mobile so used it a lot less, and just never got round to changing for something more appropriate. They haven't driven it all in 12 months, and only 2 or 3 short journeys in the 6 months before that.

I'll look at getting an independant to have a look.
 

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Not a 100% guarantee this is correct, but when found in other engines that do have that code defined, it is
Code:
Internal Control Module Main Processor Performance
Assuming this is the error in your ECM, now you know at least nothing external to it has gone bad.
 
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