U1059 FORD - SCP Invalid or Missing Data for Transmission / Transaxle / PRNDL
U1059 FORD Possible Causes
- Faulty / intermittent ignition switch connections
- J1850 / SCP / CAN Bus wiring intermittently open, shorted to power or ground
- Faulty / intermittent connection at the Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
- Faulty / intermittent connection at the Anti-Lock Brake Module (ABS)
- Faulty / intermittent connection at the Transmission Control Module (TCM)
First diagnose U1059 FORD code
Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded terminals.
U1059 FORD Tech NotesThis is typically an electrical wiring connection issue, either at the engine-transmission controller/ABS controller, or at the sensors being monitored by the manufacturer.
It can occur if:
Battery voltage drops too low.
Brake lights left on (brake light switch sticking)
Cost of diagnosing the U1059 FORD code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the U1059 FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the U1059 FORD code detected?When the PCM/ABS/TCM is unable to communicate with any other controller on the bus network at any time while the ignition switch is in the “Run” position.
U1059 FORD Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- ABS Warning Light On
- Shifter won’t come out of park
U1059 Ford DescriptionThis is a manufacturer specific fault code and can be used for several different faults, depending upon what the manufacturer wants to use it for. Controllers communicate over the Serial Communication Protocol (SCP) bus network, also known as J1850 bus, or Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus. These bus communication systems may or may not be fault tolerant, which means any type of intermittent/loose connection between these controllers could cause communication to stop. When these controllers are unable to communicate with each other at any time while the ignition switch is turned on, code U1059 will set.
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