Your vehicle requires a software flash update to your ECM, below is the tech bulletin. Take it to the dealer and have them peform the update. If your vehicle is out of warranty they will charge you for this update.
Technical Service Bulletin Transaction No.:(NNN) NNN-NNNN3
01-07-65 - Update Programming, MIL ON or Flashing, DTCs P0420, P0441, P0442 or P0456 Stored in ECM Release date: Oct 26, 2007
01 07 65 Oct. 24, 2007(NNN) NNN-NNNNSupersedes T. B. Group 01 number 07-27 dated Feb. 28, 2007 due to additional DTCs and New Software Levels.
Update Programming, MIL ON or Flashing, P0420, P0441, P0442 or P0456 Stored in ECM
Diagnostic trouble codes stored may also include P0300 - P0304 upon cold start.
ECM requires update to enhance the following system strategies:
P0300 (when cold)
Random Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0301 (when cold)
Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 (when cold)
Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 (when cold)
Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P0304 (when cold)
Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold, Bank 1
Evaporative Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow
Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (small leak)
Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (very small leak)
DO NOT diagnose or replace components due to misfire faults before performing the update function as explained in this bulletin.
DO NOT diagnose, repair or replace Catalyst system components before performing the update function as explained in this bulletin.
DO NOT diagnose, repair or replace Evaporative system components, including the Evaporative system purge valve -N80-, before performing the update function as explained in this bulletin.
1. Improved ECM software resolves concerns related to:
a. Adjustment to OBD catalytic converter diagnostic parameter strategy.
b. Cold start secondary air strategy.
c. EVAP strategy change to prevent system testing below 5° C (40° F).
d. Adjustment to EVAP leak detection strategy.
e. Adjustment to diagnostic strategy tolerances for changes to air intake volume over time.
Software concern was identified after production was concluded.
VAS 5051 or VAS 5052 (with Base CD V.11.00 and the Brand CD V.11.79.01 or higher).
“Update - Programming” (flashing) CD W42010418TSWU.
Additional copies of the “Update - Programming” CD (Literature Number W42010418TSWU) may be ordered from the Volkswagen Technical Literature Ordering Center at www.vw.resolve.com, or by calling 1–800–544–8021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. This number can be dialed in both the United States and Canada.
Non–observance of the following points may lead to ECM failure! VAS 5051 or VAS 5052 must always be connected to the approved power supply at the approved voltages. Under no circumstances should the power supply be interrupted or the diagnostic connector unplugged during the update programming procedure.
• Ensure the following vehicle requirements are met:
? Connect vehicle to a powered Volkswagen approved Midtronics/InCharge 940 (INC-940) tester/charger
? Battery MUST have minimum no-load charge of 12.5V
? Turn off the radio and all other accessories, and when necessary, switch running lights off
? Turn off any appliances with high electromagnetic radiation (i.e. mobile phones)
Engine Control Module Update - Programming (Flashing) using CD
When performing the update programming procedure, ALL DTCs for all systems are erased. DTCs linked to Guided Fault Finding function tests will be lost. Therefore, always address stored DTCs for Customer concerns unrelated to the update programming procedure first.
The following “Update - Programming” (flashing) process may overwrite any “TUNED” ECM/TCM programming. A “TUNED” ECM/TCM is described as any ECM/TCM altered so as to perform outside the normal parameters and specifications approved by Volkswagen of America, Inc.
If you encounter a vehicle with a “Tuned” ECM/TCM, prior to performing the “Update - Programming” (flashing) procedure:
• Your Dealership should place the vehicle owner on notice in writing, that their ECM/TCM was found to have been tuned, and that any damage caused by the tuning of the ECM/TCM (including any adverse emissions consequences) will not be covered by Volkswagen of America, Inc. warranties.
• For any repair requested by the owner under warranty or outside warranty that requires update programming, which will automatically wipe out the “Tuning” program, your Dealership should advise the owner of the above and get Owner’s written consent (see attached Control Module Tuning form) to the update programming procedure.
Before update programming, delete the fault memory in the ECM. Update programming is not possible when an EEPROM fault is active.
Reprogram ECM with CD - Part number W42010418TSWU.
• Insert the programming CD into the VAS 5051 / 5052, and access the ECM.
If the update programming button does not appear, the latest version has already been installed to the level below.
Programming starts by pressing the “Update Programming” button and following the on screen prompts.
Once update programming begins, on NO occasion should the Cancel button be selected.
• Press the “Update Programming” button.
Once update programming is complete, switch ignition OFF for 30 seconds.
After a minimum of 30 seconds, switch ignition ON.
Once update programming is complete, it is recommended to use 1001- Compiling Services prompt to clear faults stored in various control modules.
• Reset readiness code.
Old Software Part No.
Old Software Version
New Software Part No.
New Software Version (or higher)
New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible
For vehicle with cold start misfire DTCs P0300-P0304, also add approved fuel additive to fuel tank before returning vehicle to customer. See technical bulletin(NNN) NNN-NNNN
If vehicle returns after software update and consumption of entire fuel tank with fuel additive with cold start misfire DTCs P0300-P0304, select the "Technical Assistance" tab in ElsaWeb and follow the instructions to obtain a 6 digit pin.
To determine if this procedure is covered under Warranty, always refer to the Warranty Policies and Procedures Manual *
VIN Range From
VIN Range To
New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible
2001 - 2004
(AWP, AWU, AWV)
Use applicable Claim Type *
2470 39 _ _ _** 1
24702599 = Maximum A-Time allowed = 90 TU
Diagnostic Time ***
GFF Time expenditure
01509999 = xx TU max.
01210002 & 01210004
0132xxxx = XX TU max.
Claim Comment: Input “As per Technical Bulletin(NNN) NNN-NNNNrdquo; in comment section of Warranty Claim.
* Vehicle may be outside any Warranty in which case this Technical Bulletin is informational only.
** Code per warranty vendor code policy.
*** Documentation required per Warranty Policy & Procedures Manual
Required Parts and Tools
No Special Tools required.
All part and service references provided in this Technical Bulletin are subject to change and/or removal. Always check with your Parts Dept. and Repair Manuals for the latest information.