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Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader

Part No. CP9575 Warranty  
Auto Scanner is a trilingual (select English, Spanish, or French display) scan tool that will read and erase Diagnostic Trouble Codes as well as pending codes, freeze frame engine data and live engine data and the VIN number. The tool allows the user to view engine-sensor, switch and relay inputs in real time to help pinpoint problem components faster.

Product Features:
  • Recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later; scan tool is CAN compliant
  • Large, 8-line LCD screen displays Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs); retrieves all generic OBD II codes and their descriptions, contains over 15,000 generic and manufacturer-specific code definitions
  • User-friendly menu with trilingual display (English, French and Spanish)
  • Reads and erases DTCs; turns off check engine light; monitors status and I/M readiness to determine whether the vehicle is ready for an emissions test
  • Displays a freeze frame data snapshot of vehicle's operating conditions at time of fault

Avoid such issues as engine damage, poor gas mileage, performance problems, and high repair costs by using a diagnostic tool from Actron when your check engine light turns on. There are three common types of diagnostic tools that can help you in determining an issue when your check engine light is on:

A Scan Tool can be used to read and erase trouble codes, display, record and play back LIVE diagnostic data and perform other tests allowed by the vehicle maker. We have scan tools that cover vehicles 1982 to present depending on required coverage. All Actron Scan Tools are CAN compliant.

A Code Reader can be used to read and erase diagnostic trouble codes as well as other additional features depending on the tool. These tools work on all vehicles 1996 and newer. All Actron Code Readers are CAN compliant.

A Code Scanner reads diagnostic trouble codes generated by the vehicle's system. Codes are displayed on the vehicle's dashboard and/or identified through audio prompts. These products work with 1981-1995 vehicles.
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OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics):Yes
CAN (Controller-Area Network) Compliant:Yes
Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes:Yes
Displays Emissions Status:Yes
Displays Oxygen Monitor Test:Yes
Review Data Offline:Yes
Updatable:Yes

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ActronAuto Scanner OBD II Code Reader
 
4.3

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (130)
  • Good value (103)
  • Compact (101)
  • Time saver (72)
  • Good instructions / manual (71)

Cons

  • Instructions not helpful (13)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (112)
  • Minor repairs (82)
  • Regular maintenance (69)
  • Automotive repair shop (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (19), Auto enthusiast (16), Mechanic (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (52), Auto enthusiast (46), Mechanic (20), Truck enthusiast (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just Right for a Shade Tree Mechanic

We have 2 vehicles, one of which is my wife's 2005 Linclon LS. The Lincoln was purchased new and sits safe and sound in our garage, seldom driven. Today it has just shy...Read complete review

We have 2 vehicles, one of which is my wife's 2005 Linclon LS. The Lincoln was purchased new and sits safe and sound in our garage, seldom driven. Today it has just shy of 11,000 miles (not a misprint...>11,000 miles) It's a shame to have a nice car and just let it sit there, but that's the way it is. I am forever charging the battery to keep that car alive. Heck, I even put Sta-Bil in the fuel tank when I filled it up last year. We drive my truck 99.9% of the time and we are always going places together these days.
Anyway, I was doing my semi-annual garage cleaning last weekend and thought I would change the oil on both vehicles too. When I started the Lincoln, it was misfiring like crazy. I backed it out of the garage and decided to take it for a spin to see if it would clear itself out. A half a block down the road and it was purring like a kitten again, BUT the "Check Engine Light" had come on. After a few 4-letter words, I returned home, cleaned the garage, changed oil and then went in and mentioned to the wife what had happened and she almost had a stroke when I told her that the "Check Engine Light" had came on on "Her Baby". She wanted that car fixed! And fixed NOW!!!!
Sunday is a bad day to get anybody to work on your car and when I did get one shop that could fix the engine light thing he said that it would cost over $100 to turn it off. I'm 64 and having been an aircraft mechanic for over 40 years, that price seemed OUTRAGEOUS! It was only a simple misfire!
Soooo, I started researching the problem online. The OBD II readers were clearly the answer. So on Monday I went to my Advance Auto Parts store and got a Actron CP9575 Code Reader. It wasn't the top of the line, but it was updatable, so I chose that one. Ten minutes after getting home, the problem with the Lincoln was solved.
I was a bit hesitant to get this reader because online reviews gave the reader itself praise, but gave failing remarks to the instructions and the software.
On Sunday, prior to buying the reader, I had downloaded the software and printed all available materials to my laptop and all went well. After clearing to code on the Linclon I updated the unit and it worked flawlessly.
The book that came with the unit was a poor translation from some other language, but the online material was very clear. NO PROBLEMS. I highly recommend this unit to anyboby who justs wants to see what's going on with their vehicle to determine if they want to try and fix the problem themselves. Weekend ShadeTree Mechanics, fear not! This OBD II Reader is a keeper! It works on my truck too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not sure if i would buy this product

i would not recommend this product because it did not have from 2002 and newer, and also didn't have all the makes and models of the vehicles. it is easy to use only if...Read complete review

i would not recommend this product because it did not have from 2002 and newer, and also didn't have all the makes and models of the vehicles. it is easy to use only if you have a 2001 and older and a buick, chevy, hummer, and a couple of others.

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5.0

good value

By cementhead11

from upstate,ny

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Minor Repairs
    • Regular Maintenance

    Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

    works great for the money

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    4.0

    A good starting point

    By Jack of all trades

    from Virginia

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Reliable
    • Time Saver

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Minor Repairs
      • Regular Maintenance

      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

      Very useful tool for simple diagnostics and finding a starting point.

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      4.0

      Nice to know what the CIL means now

      By badger28

      from Celina, OH

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Time Saver

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home

      Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

      It is a pain every time the check engine light comes on and I had to run out to figure out what it means and what I need to fix the problem. Now I can plug this in and it tells me all the codes wrong, with a lot of other info that I would have thought a shop could only tell me. Not only does it tell me what the code is but gives me just enough information that I can look up to see how to fix the problem myself. I also love that I can clear the code instead of having to pay a shop to clear it for me. It has cut down on my down time immensely. I highly recommend it for any shade tree mechanic.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      it's ok

      By marv

      from cedar rapids iowa

      About Me Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

        works great would buy better one next time.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Does it work?

        By robertstex

        from Partlow, VA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Instructions Not Helpful
          • Unable To Get It To Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

            Unable to get unit to display anything. Called manufacturer tech support and told the vehicle probably had a blown fuse. returned to Advance auto where employee took it outside, said it worked fine. Tried 2 more vehicles...no luck

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            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            serves its purpose for me

            By KENT

            from Balto., MD.

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Reliable
            • Time Saver

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Minor Repairs
              • Regular Maintenance

              Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

              Reads any codes or faults for vehicle operation.Even diagnosed intermittent fault with cam position sensor, and O2 sensor.

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              5.0

              Get one!

              By Tinybutt

              from Ringgold Ga

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Reliable
              • Time Saver

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Regular Maintenance

                Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

                Like easy to use!

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Tool!!!

                By Best Eye Doc

                from High Springs, FL

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Home
                  • Minor Repairs

                  Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

                  This gadget is a real money saver. When that infuriating "Check Engine" light comes on this gadget will tell you which of the myriad of possible faults has actually occurred. Then you know if you can fix it yourself or if you need to take the vehicle to a mechanic. In the latter case you can tell the mechanic you know what needs to be fixed, so it isn't likely you'll be charged for unnecessary repairs.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Auto Scanner

                  By Delmarksman

                  from Smyrna, DE

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 4

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                  • Instructions Not Helpful

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Home
                  • Minor Repairs

                  Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

                  It's a good scanner and does what it is designed to do, reads and most impotrantly to me, clears those same codes. I bought this unit because I was tired of having to drive to the auto store every time I had a check engine light come on.

                  I can also now do the same for friends and Family.
                  My only real con is that it doesn't hold the code once you unplug it from the car, and I did not realize this before I bought it, not really a big deal though as I start my code search from my smart phone any way. Also, the directions are VERY lacking but the unit is pretty self explanatory so again not a real big deal.

                  If I could, I would give it 4.5 stars.

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                  4.0

                  Actron Auto Scanner OBD2

                  By NB

                  from MI

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • Clear Instructions
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader:

                    The OBD2 Code Reader worked as advertised. I was able to read the check engine code. Made the repair. Cleared the code. No more check engine light.

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                    • Q:

                      Will this scanner work with a 2006 BMW 330i? Thank you!
                      Asked on 10/14/2014 by Steve

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Steve, glad to assist you! Yes, this tool will work fine with a 2006 BMW 330i as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later. This tool can be used to read and erase trouble codes, display, record and play back LIVE diagnostic data and perform other tests allowed by the vehicle maker.

                        Answered on 10/15/2014 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      Will this scanner work on a 1989 corvette
                      Asked on 8/31/2014 by Dobro

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Dobro, glad to assist you! This scanner is not compatible with your 1989 Chevrolet Corvette. We do have an exact fit part available online for your vehicle and the part number is CP9190. Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment.

                        Answered on 9/1/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this scanner record on the freeze frame data the mileage that the code/fault occurred?
                      Asked on 8/21/2014 by Ken from Ames, IA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Ken, good question! Mileage would only be shown in freeze frame data if the vehicle supports such information. Most vehicles would not support this information in freeze frame or live data. The tool would display any data that the vehicle supports.

                        Answered on 8/26/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      how easy is it to update and does it cost anything?
                      Asked on 8/1/2014 by bob from dubuque, ia

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm glad to assist, Bob! This Actron Auto Scanner OBD II Code Reader (Part No. CP9575) does not have any charge to update and the difficulty of updating will depend upon your skill level. Actron provides instructions on how to install and update the software on your computer here: http://www.actron.com/downloads/. Then select the correct model from the drop down box. This will display a few links with instructions and a download of the software for the code reader.

                        Answered on 8/5/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this scanner work with 2014 Chevy Sonic? Newer GM vehicles no longer work with Tech II (used in dealerships); there is a new scan tool that connects to PC.
                      Asked on 7/6/2014 by Tony from USA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Tony, glad to assist you! This tool will work fine on your 2014 Chevrolet Sonic as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later. This tool can be used to read and erase trouble codes, display, record and play back LIVE diagnostic data and perform other tests allowed by the vehicle maker.

                        Answered on 7/8/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this read transmission trouble codes
                      Asked on 5/11/2014 by Mike from Shawnee Mission,Kansas

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Great question, Mike! This tool is only designed to read engine diagnostics. If the vehicle stores its transmission data in the engine control module it would display the information but all newer vehicles have separate control modules for transmission and you would need an OEM or equivalent professional scan tool to have the proprietary transmission coverage from the manufacturer.

                        Answered on 5/12/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this scanner read all of the system DTC's displayed on the car's onboard system?
                      Asked on 5/5/2014 by Charlie

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hello Charlie, Good question. This Code Scanner reads diagnostic trouble codes generated by the vehicle's system. Codes are displayed on the vehicle's dashboard and/or identified through audio prompts. Hope this helps!

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Wil from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this work for the ABS sensors in my 2004 Toyota Highlander? The ABS/Tire Pressure/Brake/VSC warning lights come on after driving a while, then go off when stopped. Its not the tire pressure. I can't get it to go on for the dealer- because when I stop, it goes off. I'd like to know what component is failing before replacing stuff.
                      Asked on 4/30/2014 by Bill from United States

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Will this device fix my issue with the new PCM/ PATS security problem? I need to reset the anti-theft system?
                      Asked on 4/16/2014 by Roland from INDPLS

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Please advise: I need an auto scanner for a 2005 Hyundai X350 with a fault light that came on for my ABS system. What OBDII can Ipurchase to see the problem and than be able to erase the code.
                      thanks,
                      Mike C
                      Asked on 4/13/2014 by Mike from MountainTop,Pa. 18707

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Mike, glad to assist you! This tool will work fine on your 2005 Hyundai X350 as it is recommended for use with OBD II compliant vehicles made in 1996 or later. This tool can be used to read and erase trouble codes, display, record and play back LIVE diagnostic data and perform other tests allowed by the vehicle maker.

                        Answered on 4/14/2014 by Steve from AAP
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