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Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool

Part No. 3100 Warranty Details  
Powerful OBD2 tool quickly reveals "Check Engine" light warnings on any 1996 and newer car, light truck or SUV - Foreign and Domestic.

Product Features:
  • Features unique patented all-in-one screen and LED display for quick State Emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification
  • Automatic refresh updates data every 30 seconds when connected to the vehicle - an easy way to verify repair completion
  • Retrieves OBD2 DTCs: Generic Codes (P0, P2, P3, and U0) / Manufacturer Specific Codes (P1, P3, and U1)
  • Includes Spanish and French Interface & Definitions (selected by a menu command)
  • Displays Freeze Frame Data
  • Unit can be USB (cable included) flash updated with a standard Windows® PC
  • Memory / Battery backup for off-car review and analysis
  • Comes with access to Innova.com RepairSolutions which gives trouble code definitions, a full diagnostic report, probable causes, most likely fix to DTCs and more.
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Adapter Contents:OBD2 & USB Cables
Adapter Types:Separate OBD2 Connector Cable
Carrying Case Included:No
Engine Emissions Systems Covered:All 1996 & Newer Cars & Light Trucks Both Foreign
Features:Powerful OBD2 tool quickly reveals “Check Engine”
Overall Dimensions:12 x 2.5 in
PC and Mac Compatible:No
Software Included:Yes
Tool Manufacturer:Innova
Tool Model Number:3100 OBD2 Diagnostic Tool
Transmission Systems Covered:All 1996 & Newer Cars & Light Trucks Both Foreign
Upgradeable:Yes
Vehicle Makes Covered:All 1996 & Newer Cars & Light Trucks Both Foreign
Vehicle Models Covered:All 1996 & Newer Cars & Light Trucks Both Foreign
Vehicle Years Covered:All 1996 & Newer Cars & Light Trucks Both Foreign

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Innova3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great tool - Replaces 10 year old tool

        This is the tool I've been looking for. The old diagnostic reader that was in my tool box was unable to read the newer Control Area Network bus (CANBUS) systems that are in...Read complete review

        This is the tool I've been looking for. The old diagnostic reader that was in my tool box was unable to read the newer Control Area Network bus (CANBUS) systems that are in today's modern automobiles. Being out in the country, there are not any diagnostic shops close by. My mother and father in-law are older and when they have a problem with their vehicles, they had no local shop to take the vehicle. I can now perform diagnostics for them and give them a reason and a solution for the problem.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        BEWARE: PRODUCT DOES NOT READ ABS CODES

        This is a great OBD II and CAN reader, but it does NOT read abs as advertised. If you need or want ABS you should look at another unit. If all you need...Read complete review

        This is a great OBD II and CAN reader, but it does NOT read abs as advertised. If you need or want ABS you should look at another unit. If all you need is OBD II or CAN, this unit is great. It has plug and play on-line support and updating - so buy it once, and have it forever, even if you buy a new car next year. It also has plug and play access to code explanations, and recommended step by step fixes. The only problem with this unit is that it was misrepresented as reading ABS, when the unit they ship clearly does not. This is more of an issue with the product description by the retailer, than an issue with the product itself. (See service and delivery comments) I have marked that I would not recommend, and that is based solely on the need for an ABS code reader. If you don't need the ABS, this is actually a fine unit.

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        4.0

        Good start

        By 

        from San Antonio, TX

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Pros

        • Easy to use

        Cons

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            Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

            This tool is easy enough for most users to quickly diagnose potential problems and have educated ideas of how to explain them to your mechanic or parts store personnel. I only wish you could upload your results and get suggested courses of action online. This would build user confidence in trying to fix issues yourself versus automatically going to the costly mechanic. Most online forums are filled with intermediate or expert users which most of us don't always understand. Seems as though parts stores would benefit the most from this and would already offer such a service.

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            5.0

            Great Value!

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            from White Hall, MD

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            Pros

            • Adjusts For Different Mak

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Code Reading

              Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

              Older version of this unit would not read my 2008 GMC Sierra Diesel. This one does. This unit actually querries the vehicle for variants/adders to OBDII and adjusts accordingly. Device displays the actual descriptions for the error codes for convenience. It also clears codes as advertised.

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              5.0

              Diagnostic Scanner

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              from Marlton NJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Works Great

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • My Vehicles

              Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

              I have only tried it a few times so I am giving the best feedback I can for now-I do not know if the more expensive units have instant access to what the codes mean and I believe you have to connect to get that info on the computer but for the money I believe this is a great unit and easy to understand

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              4.0

              Not a bad deal for the price.

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              from Kansas City.Mo

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Abs Function

              Cons

              • And Are Confusing
              • Buttons too small

              Best Uses

                Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                Good machine just not as user friendly as others of this type.

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                5.0

                This product is great.

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                from Prov, RI

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                      Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                      I used this to check codes in my wife's 2005 Maxima. It work great was easy to use and the instructions were clear and concise.

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                      3.0

                      Does not read ABS codes as stated

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                      from kingsville, MD

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                            Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                            Advance Auto WEB page is not correct in saying it reads ABS codes. Innova's WEB page is correct on their product

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                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            does what i need it to

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                            from Holiday Fl

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                            Level 1

                            Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                            just another tool

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                            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great tool - Replaces 10 year old tool

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                            from Cedar Island, NC

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                            Pros

                            • On line support

                            Cons

                            • None so far

                            Best Uses

                            • Backyard Pro Tool

                            Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                            This is the tool I've been looking for. The old diagnostic reader that was in my tool box was unable to read the newer Control Area Network bus (CANBUS) systems that are in today's modern automobiles. Being out in the country, there are not any diagnostic shops close by. My mother and father in-law are older and when they have a problem with their vehicles, they had no local shop to take the vehicle. I can now perform diagnostics for them and give them a reason and a solution for the problem.

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                            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            nice tool

                            By 

                            from houston texas

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                            Level 2

                            Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                            nice zise and good reading

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            good product

                            By 

                            from houston texas

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                            Level 2

                            Comments about Innova 3100 OBD II CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool:

                            delivery on time so I can finished my proyect

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                            • Q:

                              can this be used to diagnose transmissions on a 97 Range Rover?
                              Asked on 1/18/2014 by young from Mass

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Hi Young! Good question. This should work fine on your vehicle since it is recommended to diagnose ABS codes on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda vehicles.

                                Answered on 1/19/2014 by Morgan from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 99 dodge 2500 with cummins diesel motor. Having problems starting motor. New fuel pump and fuel does go into injector lines from injector pump but doesn't start (or rarely does if I am lucky). No engine light or flashing. What scan tool would I need to check this problem. I am looking at the Actron Scan tool CP 9580 or Innove OBD2 3100. Need help as this truck has been parked for the past 3-4 weeks.
                              Asked on 7/24/2013 by Bill from Laurel Hill Fl

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                                A:

                                This Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool - part# 3100 may work fine for your application. However, without the presence of the vehicle we could neither diagnose the problem nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest you to get assistance from a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                Answered on 7/24/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Will it work for my 2004 SAAB 9-3? or an foreign cars?
                              Asked on 3/2/2013 by MIGE

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool - part# 3100 diagnoses ABS codes on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda vehicles. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                Answered on 3/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              will this device reset check engine light.
                              Asked on 2/8/2013 by Gray from NC

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                Yes, this Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool - part# 3100 quickly reveals "Check Engine" light warnings on any 1996 and newer car, light truck or SUV - Foreign and Domestic. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                Answered on 2/9/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Can you tell what submodel this model 3100 is? The manufacturer states that the latest submodel is 3100f. I just want to know if I am getting the latest model or an earlier ,out of production model... Thank you.
                              Asked on 2/5/2013 by Gary from NJ

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                                A:

                                The Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool (Part No. 3100) is a powerful OBD2 tool quickly reveals "Check Engine" light warnings on any 1996 and newer car, light truck or SUV - Foreign and Domestic. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                Answered on 2/5/2013 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              I have a 2002 chevy silverado 2500hd 4x4 6.0 gas, I need to scan the PCM and the ABS systems because of some 4x4 and abs issues, will this tool work for me?
                              Asked on 2/3/2013 by lestercheetah from southwest michigan

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                                A:

                                The Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool (Part No. 3100) diagnoses ABS codes on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda vehicles. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                Answered on 2/3/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                            • Q:

                              PC and Mac Compatible, the specs say NO. But can it be pluged into a desk top pc?What does it mean when it says it can't. The video shows it can. Which is right?
                              Asked on 2/1/2013 by Pete S from Enola Pa.

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Sorry for the inconvenience caused. The Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool - (Part No. 3100) can be flash-updated with a standard Windows PC through the USB cable. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                Answered on 2/2/2013 by Max from AAP
                            • Q:

                              will it work on 2011 hyundai sonata 2.4 engine
                              Asked on 11/12/2012 by plumber

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                This Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool (Part No. 3100) should work fine on your 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 engine. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                Answered on 11/14/2012 by Steve from AAP
                            • Q:

                              can this read the codes for a 1991 pontiac FIREBIRD TRANS AM GTA
                              Asked on 10/12/2012 by kpc

                              1 answer

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                                A:

                                Sorry, this Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool (Part No. 3100) does not work fine on your 1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans am GTA. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Rick from AAP
                            • Q:

                              Does this scanner retrieve/erase ABS codes or does it not?
                              Asked on 10/6/2012 by davenbft from S Carolina

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                This Innova 3100 OBD II CAN ABS Diagnostic Scan Tool (Part No. 3100) diagnoses ABS codes on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Honda vehicles. Feature: Retrieves OBD2 DTCs: Generic Codes (P0, P2, P3, and U0) / Manufacturer Specific Codes (P1, P3, and U1). Includes: Spanish and French Interface & Definitions (selected by a menu command). For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                                Answered on 10/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
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