2015 Ford Escape - Bad event data

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AlexanderHamilton
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2015 Ford Escape - Bad event data

Post by AlexanderHamilton » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:49 pm

The company I work for recently imaged a 2015 Ford Escape, via DLC, that was in a very minor rear-end accident with no airbag deployment.
I have attached the sanitized cdrx file and a pdf:
2015 Ford Escape bad event.CDRx
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2015 Ford Escape bad event.PDF
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The vehicle only had scratches on the rear bumper. No reinforcement bar damage. No displacement of any body panels.
An event was recovered with invalid data and missing fields (event was at ignition cycle 0, the "Complete File Recorded" field is blank, vehicle speed was 407.2 MPH, ect.)
Please note: The "VIN As Programmed into RCM at Factory" and the "Current VIN from PCM" fully match in the non-sanitized report.

We're trying to determine what caused this event.
Is the RCM malfunctioning?
Is there a bug in the CDR software?
Could the module have been reprogrammed/reset?

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

-Alexander Hamilton

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Re: 2015 Ford Escape - Bad event data

Post by KentBoots » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:11 pm

Based upon what I see (on my phone) I'd say this is a "factory test". There are alot of "255" values and corresponding FF hex data (unwritten values)
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Re: 2015 Ford Escape - Bad event data

Post by AlexanderHamilton » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:08 pm

Thank you for the insight.

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Re: 2015 Ford Escape - Bad event data

Post by Rusty Haight » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:21 pm

Kent's right, a factory "thump test" not a field event. However, to one of your original questions: "is the RCM malfunctioning?" No, see where "faults recorded" shows "none" the RCM and airbag system checked out ok. There was no event in your scratches case because the event didn't meet a wakeup threshold or a recording threshold.
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