2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

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Mokume
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2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

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Total newbe to Forscan, so please excuse my ignorance on the subject.
I am getting the dreaded "unable to identify the vehicle, Please contact the developers" fault code on my 2020 Michigan Assy. plant Ranger, who's production date was 11/25/19.
Here's a list of my equipment:
1) Windows 10 system
2) OBD Link II adapter (ELM 327 v 1.3a)
3) Forscan v2.3.9 beta (with active extended license)
Can anyone offer any insight as to what the problem may be, or has Ford disabled mods using Forscan for MY 2020 Rangers?
Attached is a screenshot of the fault.
Thanks!
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twisterrescue
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Re: 2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

Post by twisterrescue »

HI I am part of a ford dealer .on monday I will grab a new 2020 ranger and attempt to connect to it .What trim level is yours xl xlt lariat ECT?
Mokume
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Re: 2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

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Thanks for your reply,
It is a Lariat S/Cab 4x2
twisterrescue
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Re: 2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

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HI I ran into same problem .w/3 sep rangers . FORScan sent me a message to down load newest version .I will try this monday 3-16-2020 .I have been tied up with work !
Mokume
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Re: 2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

Post by Mokume »

I found the problem just yesterday, the adapter I've been using is at fault and/or the drivers are not loaded properly.
A friends adapter, an OHP ELM config ELM 327 USB worked just fine, after I had loaded the correct driver's from OHP's website.
This adapter has a HS Can switch, while the OBDLink EX adapter I was originally using does not.

Thanks for your reply, much appreciated!
xixi
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Re: 2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

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Hola. Me podes explicar bien que hiciste, no entiendo nada yo y tengo el problema que no me reconoce mi ranger 2014
Ecmbuster
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Re: 2020 USA production Ranger, "unable to identify the vehicle" fault

Post by Ecmbuster »

Use Google translator.
Encontré el problema ayer, el adaptador que he estado usando tiene fallas y / o los controladores no están cargados correctamente.
Un adaptador de amigos, una configuración OHP ELM ELM 327 USB funcionó bien, después de haber cargado el controlador correcto desde el sitio web de OHP.
Este adaptador tiene un interruptor HS Can, mientras que el adaptador OBDLink EX que estaba usando originalmente no lo tiene.

Gracias por tu respuesta, ¡muy apreciado!
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