★★★★ 96 real customer reviews average rating: 4.2 stars
5 Stars By Smoove on 2016-05-23
Finally got one that works for my year car
1995 Trans-Am with an OBD1 but with OBD2 plug. It was a transition year and that completely screwed things up for code scanners. But this one has the plug and reads and clears my codes perfectly. No more airbag light to annoy me since putting in my aftermarket steering wheel. Highly recommended
5 Stars By goldwigg4 on 2017-01-04
A Must Have for Anyone Who Owns a Car
Great item, which anyone can use, including my wife. I bought this because my SES light came on on my car. The Actron diagnosed the problem and, luckily, I was able to fix it myself, thus saving hundreds of dollars which the mechanic would have charged. Even if you can't do the repair yourself, having the advantage of knowing what the problem is, what part is needed and the cost of the part should prevent you from being taken advantage of by a mechanic.
5 Stars By exconsul on 2017-05-25
This is a great scan too for the price
Yes, I do love it. I put off buying a new scan tool for years and when i saw this one at a great amazon price,,, I jumped. While some cars give less information and some more, it graphs o2 sensors, and has a data capture "frame" function which I use often. I capture data at idle and then again at 65 mph. I have captured data on all my cars WHILE they are running fine, so when problems come up,,, i can see what changes. I take the diagnosis feature with a grain of salt,,, but do really love this scanner. It's helped me a # of times already with vacuum leaks, slow O2 sensors, even a clogged air filter.
5 Stars By Michal Gurd on 2016-11-06
Works like a charm....
5 Stars By Joe Momma on 2015-12-21
Awesome!!! Helped resolve ongoing idle problems I had with my 1995 Buick Century. This device helped to diagnose a bad Throttle Position Sensor. Since replacing the TPS, car has been running fantastic. The device worked as expected and was able to provide both computer diagnostics and realtime operational data. Again... Awesome!!!
5 Stars By Ricardo Kerns on 2015-11-21
BEEN USING THIS FOR 6 MONTHS VERY STURDY AND ACCURATE
5 Stars By Clinton Fisher on 2016-10-16
One of the few scanners that seems to work with GM 1.5 OBD
Purchased this because I was having problems with my 95 Buick Regal. It has one of those weird OBD GM 1.5 connectors that appears to be a OBD1 but the pins are in thew wrong layout and the computer is OBD2. I called a few shops to have the scan it just so I didn't throw parts at it. Cheapest price I got was $100 and I would still have to get the vehicle there.
The car "ran" but very rough, I did not trust it going any real distance and as I live in the country it was about a 30 mile drive to the cheap shop. I didn't want to take the car threw traffic as it would probably die off many times and just felt unsafe as the town is big the roads stay packed. Short of having the car towed there I was left with very little options. Decided to look into a scanner and a friend recommended this model as he has worked with cars like mine and he knew someone who bought it and they said it worked for their vehicle.
2 Stars By Gary D. on 2016-11-16
Returned immediately and am very pleased with the Innova 3160e that was purchased it its ...
Advertised as able to read "most" GM air bag systems, but it is not compatible with 2008 Tahoe, which would be considered as a very common platform. Returned immediately and am very pleased with the Innova 3160e that was purchased it its place.
3 Stars By Jake Blues on 2015-12-31
I won't be giving up my shop scanner soon
I may not be a fair judge of this tool because I own a shop scanner (Snap-On Modis) which I have used for years. I just don't use or need all the features of the shop scanner anymore and wanted to get something a little less bulky and not as much to carry around.
The unit comes with a simple quick start guide just like you see every manufacture (except those that give you nothing) supplying today. There is a full PDF manual for download on their site.
-A carry pouch that really is nothing special. Should have a separate pocket for the cables and one for the unit but it only has a thin pocket where the quick start guide is located.
-A 8' extension cable which should be long enough to reach from a Data Link connector inside the automobile to the work under the hood. Says on the box "OBDII 8' extender cable" but it fits all the Data link connectors.
-An OBD2 Data Link connector
-GM, Chrysler, Ford and two Toyota (rectangle and round) OBD1 Data Link connectors. No VW so you can't check your old diesels if they would pass emissions.
-Cigarette power connector.
Takes 4 AAA batteries (not included) but are not required when using a cigarette lighter. They may be good for keeping vehicle information in the memory.
I downloaded the software to my PC needed for updating the device and tried to update (came with version 7376 and as of this date software update 8483 is the most current) but waited near 30 minutes for the update which said it would only take a few minutes. How many minutes in a few?!?!?!
And for those that complain about not having a cable for updates, Its just a mini USB! I have drawers full of these from devices I have had.
I was more in the market for a scan tool that will do OBD1 live data. And since that market is slim for that and the OBD2 market is not, I tested this on my 89 Chevrolet IROC-Z.
Entering vehicle information is simple. You don't have look at the VIN and count (Modis asks for the 10th, the 3rd, the 8th....). Year, make, model, engine got me in.
You can do engine running or engine off. I tried both. Kept getting a lot of "Link Error" messages as I scrolled down the live data that made me turn the key off for 10 seconds, back on and retry.
Now I just did a TPS on my car and adjusted it using the Modis a couple days ago. According to the $7k Modis, the voltage at closed throttle is 0.48volts. This scan tool would not show the volts at that low a range for that particular sensor! It showed 0 volts and did not read until it was opened to one or more volts and rounded showing no decimal. But yet the device is capable for showing volts in tenths and hundredths as I can see by looking at the MAP readings. So that takes away the convenience of not having to use a volt meter and back probing.
I was about to unplug something to set a code and see how this works on that, but at this point I was already disappointed and wanted to pack it up.
Get rid of the data link errors and the lack of proper, fine voltage readings and this may be a very good and useful tool for a person that an OBD2 or OBD1 vehicle (says for 82- 95 OBD1 yet I know here in California that OBD1 computer controlled vehicles started appearing in 79(80MY)) The paper clip to activate the flashing Check Engine light works well. But to be able to watch the data helps to confirm the issue (maybe even show multiple codes as being one culprit). That helps to save money by not throwing parts at a vehicle.
5 Stars By Ryan Quinn on 2016-08-21
Excellent overall experience
Excellent overall experience, would definitely do business again with this company. Very satisfied, from shipping time to overall quality of service and product. 100%