|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.2 x 8.2 x 2.5 inches|
|Item model number||3100i|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||3100i|
|OEM Part Number||3100|
|Cover Included||OBD2 Tool^OBD2 cable^AA batteries (2)^Quick Reference Guide|
Innova 3100i CanOBD2 Diagnostic Tool & ABS Color Screen
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- Quickly reveal the cause of "Check Engine" light warnings on any foreign or domestic 1996 and newer car, light truck, SUV and even Hybrids
- Read and erase ABS light trouble codes for most GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota vehicles
- Battery/Alternator tests check the performance of a vehicle's battery and alternator
- Freeze frame shows engine conditions such as fuel trim, engine coolant temp, etc., at the time the Malfunction Indicator Lamp was set
- Red, yellow and green LEDs indicate emissions monitor status
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The perfect entry-level tool designed to empower any consumer or technician when it comes to vehicle maintenance and repair. This code reader works on all 1996 and newer OBD2 cars, light trucks, SUV's, hybrids and minivans, both domestic and imported. Refer page 34 in the user manual for troubleshooting steps.
From the manufacturer
Easy to Use
Patented all-in-one screen and easy-to-use hot keys make the 3100 an ideal tool for the DIYer and professional technicians alike.
DIY and Professionals
The Innova 3100’s ease of use makes it ideal for entry level DIY users, while its advanced features and benefits assist professional technicians. Saving both time, and money.
A web-based service created to assist technicians of all levels to quickly and accurately diagnose and repair today’s vehicles by providing verified fixes, repair costs, difficulty ratings, and more.
Support in English and Spanish available Monday-Saturday from our ASE certified technicians in our Headquarters located in Irvine, California.
|Check Engine Light||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Brake (ABS) Codes||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Airbag (SRS) Codes||(Optional Upgrade)||✓|
|English, French and Spanish||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Oil / Battery Light Reset||(Oil Only)||✓|
|Battery / Alternator Test||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Top customer reviews
This one I use for quick code pulls, and Readiness Monitor checks, when I dont feel like dragging out the Snap On scan tool and spending several minutes choosing a vehicle, just to pull a code or check monitors. This little code reader will turn itself on when connected to the car, automatically link itself, and within 30 seconds you can see the code, and the readiness monitor status. It will then automatically refresh every 30 seconds, which is perfect for trying to set readiness monitors. The monitors that are ready will be solid, and the ones that aren't will flash until they are ready. Super easy verification after a repair, or when trying to pass state inspection.
Another reason I chose this over a cheaper Innova, is because it has code descriptions. The cheaper versions will just give you a code, and you have to actually look up that code to see what it is. Yes eventually you remember the common codes, but for the less common ones, it's a hassle to have to look them up.
This scanner moves quickly through its functions, for a cheaper diag tool. The less expensive code readers are slow moving and less responsive. The screen is very bright, and easy to read. I use this tool just about every day at work, and have yet to run into a car it won't pull codes from. It may not identify every car, but it will still pull the codes from it.
ABS feature: So there are many negative reviews about the fact that the code reader claims to read ABS, yet it doesn't work on certain cars. Well yes, this is TRUE. You cannot pull ABS codes on every car with this scanner. BUT come on guys, it clearly states the makes of cars that it works with. If your make is not on that list, then this tool will NOT pull your ABS codes. For the cars that are on the list, make sure you update the code reader when you get it, to allow it to communicate with newer year models, as they are released.
Innova Repair Solutions: From what I have seen, this feature may not be worth what it costs. It's not free, and the website seems hard to navigate. But this review is about the code reader, and Repair Solutions is a separate purchase, so should be considered as such.
Battery/Alternator Testing feature: This code reader does not load test your battery. Don't expect it to tell you if you have a bad battery. The only thing this tester might do is tell you the voltage of the charging system as the computer reads it.
Freeze Frame Data: So for those that don't know, freeze frame data is data the car computer stores, at the time the check engine light was triggered. This can be helpful in determining the cause of the check engine light. However, this is an $80 scan tool. Don't expect it to tell you every piece of data you want to know. Also each model of car will store only certain freeze frame data. So the data stored will likely be different on every car you plug this in to. It may or may not show you fuel trim data, or o2 status, or what have you. However it's a handy feature, and does more than enough for the average DIYer. Most non professional techs wouldn't know what to do with the data presented anyway. And for professional techs, you probably have access to a $5000 scan tool that will tell you what you need to know.
Other thoughts: The cord included is plenty long. Don't bother spending money on the extended cord. This code reader does not show live data. If you have to have live data, consider BluDriver, or one of the Autel code readers. This code reader has a database included that you can search for a specific code, and read its description.
Yes it's a bit pricey, but super reliable, fast, easy to use, and actually has enough features to warrant the cost...in my opinion.
But for basic Scanning and ABS Scanning it works just fine...
Needless to say, I passed on the subscription as I can surf the NET for my own codes. Moreover, I found myself using my $20 Maxi Scan tool while the INNOVA 3100 sits atop of the cabinet :( It is now my backup scan tool device waiting for the chance to reset the ABS system.
What other are saying about the pay service is true, however you can look up the codes and figure out how to fix it online without the pay service for the codes. It also will help if you have a good book on your specific car make to test the component you are working on.
I can tell these new cars aren't like the ones I had when I was younger.... However I can say they don't need all the service maintenance either.