Ratings & Reviews
Perfect entry-level tool designed to empower any consumer when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Works on all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, SUVs and minivans Domestic and Import. Comes with access to online RepairSolutions which gives trouble code definitions, a full diagnostic report, probable causes, most likely fix to DTCs, repair costs and more.
- Links to all OBD2 protocols including CAN to decode Check Engine light problems
- Automatic refresh updates data every 30 seconds when connected to the vehicle an easy way to verify repair completion
- Internet updateable and upgradeable
- Features unique patented all-in-one screen display and LED display for quick State Emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification
- Available for Gift Wrap
Added on September 18, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
I recently had my check engine light go off in my Ranger. Took it to a mechanic friend and his pro-grade car reader showed that my MAF was bad which explained my poor idling and loss of power. I went ahead and purchased the Craftsman CarReader so that I could view DTC codes on my own as soon as they occur for any of my vehicles and repair myself if its something I can handle. I plugged the tool in and sure enough, it showed the same code that my friend's tool showed. I went right away and purchased the MAF and reset the DTC. Ranger running good again and I'm able to see which I/M monitors are complete and which are still pending completion. This CarReader works great and the price is very easy on the wallet. It obviously lacks the big features of the professional OBD2 readers but it gives enough info for the backyard mechanic like myself. Only knock on this tool is that you have to go online and view/print the list of trouble codes to see the details of the code. I knew this before purchasing and it wasn't a problem for me since computers is my job but it might be an issue for those who are not computer savvy. Overall, VERY much worth the buy for your average DIY'er.
South Wales, NY
Red Bank, NJ
Boulder Creek, CA
If you buy this scanner check for the date on the software. The scanner itself is easy to use and works well. Unfortunately it's packaged with at least two versions of Innova software. The CD in the first one I got was dated 2009 and the program couldn't even see the scanner. I exchanged the scanner at the same store and the CD with the second one was dated 2011. It worked.
Massapequa Park, NY
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I had a code problem in my moterhome an the motor was holding back ... So i didnt know who to take it to - out of town an on the road . So one of my friends had one one in his motorhome so we tryed it an it was easy to hook it up an read the code .. all we had to do was clear and reset it ,,, and we were on our way ..Thanks Sears
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