VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM (for Vacuum Brake Booster), Diagnostic DTC:C1441

DTC Code DTC Name
C1441 Performance Decline of Brake Function

DESCRIPTION

The skid control ECU judges brake failure conditions have occurred based on the signal from the brake pedal load sensing switch and master cylinder pressure sensor.

Note

Do not intentionally stop the engine when driving. Even when no malfunction has occurred in the brake system, DTC C1441 will be stored when it is judged that a failure has occurred in the brake system due to a reduction in vacuum.

DTCs may be stored if one of the following occurs:


Tech Tips

*: The skid control ECU may store this DTC upon judging that a stuck on malfunction has occurred when the accelerator pedal and brake pedal are depressed simultaneously. However, this does not indicate a malfunction.

DTC No. DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area
C1441 When the brake pedal load sensing switch and master cylinder pressure sensor are functioning normally and the brake pedal load sensing switch is judged as being on, the pressure signal from the master cylinder pressure sensor does not indicate an increase.
  • Brake pedal load sensing switch (Brake with switch pedal sub-assembly)

  • Brake booster assembly

  • Brake actuator assembly (Skid control ECU)

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Note

When replacing the brake actuator assembly, perform calibration Click here.

PROCEDURE


  1. CHECK ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND BRAKE PEDAL OPERATION


    1. Interview the customer to check if the pedals were depressed simultaneously while driving or braking.

      OK
      The pedals were not depressed simultaneously.

      Tech Tips

      The skid control ECU may store this DTC upon judging that a stuck on malfunction has occurred when the accelerator pedal and brake pedal are depressed simultaneously.

      If the pedals were depressed simultaneously, clear the DTC because it is not a malfunction.


    NG
    OK
  2. CHECK DTC AND FREEZE FRAME DATA


    1. Check and record DTCs and Freeze Frame Data Click here and Click here.

      Tech Tips

      Read Freeze Frame Data at the time DTC C1441 was stored, go to operation history and confirm the operating conditions.

      When reading Freeze Frame Data to confirm operating conditions, the following items can be confirmed: "F# or R# Wheel Speed", "Vehicle Speed", "Real Engine Torque" and "Accelerator Opening Angle %".


    NEXT
  3. CLEAR DTC


    1. Clear the DTCs and Freeze Frame Data Click here and Click here.


    NEXT
  4. CHECK BRAKE PEDAL OPERATION


    1. Based on the customer problem analysis, confirm the brake pedal condition at the time the brake pedal was operated.

      Result
      Result Proceed to
      The brake pedal is hard to depress. A
      The brake pedal is extremely easy to depress. B
      Neither of the above conditions. (Problem symptom does not occur.) C

    B
    C
    A
  5. CHECK BRAKE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY


    1. Check the brake booster assembly Click here.

      Result
      Result Proceed to
      The brake booster assembly is abnormal. A
      The brake booster assembly is normal. B

      Tech Tips

      If the result shows that the brake booster assembly is defective, check the related components such as the brake booster, brake vacuum check valve, check valve grommet, brake booster gasket, vacuum hose and intake system for vacuum leaks or clogs.


    B
    A
  6. CHECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL


    1. Check that the brake fluid level is sufficient.

      Tech Tips


      • If the fluid level drops, check for a fluid leaks, and repair as necessary.

      • Check for brake fluid leakage. (brake master cylinder, brake line, flexible hose, brake actuator, wheel cylinders, etc.)

      Result
      Result Proceed to
      Brake fluid level is not proper. A
      Brake fluid level is proper. B

      Tech Tips

      If brake fluid leaks are not found in components such as the brake master cylinder, brake line, flexible hose, brake actuator or wheel cylinders but the fluid level has become lower, the brake master cylinder may be leaking internally. Therefore, replace the brake master cylinder and check brake pedal operation again.


    B
    A
  7. RECONFIRM DTC


    1. Clear the DTCs Click here.

    2. Start the engine.

    3. Perform a road test.

      Note

      Do not intentionally stop the engine when driving. DTC C1441 will be stored if the brake pedal is depressed when moving the vehicle with the engine not running and the ignition switch ON.

    4. Check if the same DTC is recorded Click here.

      Result
      Result Proceed to
      DTC C1441 is not output. A
      DTCs C1441 and other DTC are output. B
      Only DTC C1441 is output. C

      Tech Tips

      If DTC C1441 and other DTCs are output simultaneously, the other DTCs may have caused the engine to malfunction, resulting in DTC C1441 to be output. Read Freeze Frame Data to confirm malfunctioning parts and repair the applicable part.

      When reading Freeze Frame Data to confirm malfunctioning parts, the following items can be confirmed: "F# or R# Wheel Speed", "Vehicle Speed", "Real Engine Torque" and "Accelerator Opening Angle %".


    B
    C
    A
  8. CHECK BRAKE PEDAL LOAD SENSING SWITCH


    1. Check that the match marks on the adjustment part of the brake pedal load sensing switch are aligned with the match marks on the bracket, nut, adjusting screw, etc.

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      Text in Illustration
      *1 Brake with Switch Pedal Sub-assembly *2 Brake Pedal Load Sensing Switch
      *A for LHD *B for RHD
      *a Match Mark - -
      OK
      The match marks on the adjustment part of the brake pedal load sensing switch are aligned with the match marks on the bracket, nut, adjusting screw, etc.

    NG
    OK