Useful tips are offered here when 2015.01 VXDIAG Subaru SSM-III Multi diagnostic scan tool had “Communication Initialization Failed” problem.
2014 wrx turbo
VXDIAG SUBARU communication:
VXDIAG SUBARU & laptop–> communication ok
VXDIAG scanner & car–> the light (car icon) on the device turned OFF
SUBARU Select Monitor III
Communication Initialization Failed
Communication initialization cancel
Check your connection between vxdiag device and the car.
Then try to use vxdiag Subaru SSM3 software below:
Free download vx05 Subaru_01_2015.rar (712.2 MB)
Windows XP or Windows 7
How to install SUBARU VXDIAG SSM III V2015.1 diagnostic software
Firstly install SSM 3 then SSM 4
Ssm4 prompts activation, just click “Cancel”
open SSM3 to operate
You can’t delete SSM 4; otherwise SSM2 would fail to work.