Car Scanner ELM OBD2

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4.7
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About this app

See what your car is doing in realtime, get OBD fault codes, car performance, sensor data and more!
Car Scanner is a vehicle / car performance / trip computer / diagnostics tool and scanner that uses an OBD II Wi-Fi or Bluetooth adapter to connect to your OBD2 engine management / ECU.
Car Scanner gives you a bunch of unique features:
1) Layout your own dashboard with the gauges and charts you want!
2) Add custom (extended PIDs) and get information, that was hidden from you by car manufacturer!
3) It can also show and reset a DTC fault code like a scantool. Car Scanner includes a huge database of DTC codes descriptions.
4) Car Scanner allows you to read free-frames (sensors state when DTC is saved).
5) Now with Mode 06 - you can get ECU self-monitoring test results. Helps you fix your car and helps keep repair costs down!
6) Check if your car is ready for emission tests.
7) Check all of the sensors at one screen
8) Car Scanner works with any vehicle that uses the OBD 2 standard (most vehicles built after 2000, but can work for vehicles as far back as 1996, check carscanner.info for more details).
9) Car Scanner includes a lot of connection profiles, that gives you some extra features for Toyota, Mitsubishi, GM, Opel, Vauxhal, Chevrolet, Nissan, Infinity, Renault, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Dacia, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, Audi and others.
10) Car Scanner dashboard includes a HUD mode, that you can use to project data to your windshield.
11) Car Scanner provides a tool for very accurate acceleration measurments (0-60, 0-100, etc.)
12) Car Scanner can be used as a trip computer and can show you fuel consumption statistics!
13) Car Scanner supports coding (changing hidden settings of your car) for this cars:
- VAG group (Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat), built on the MQB, PQ26 and MLB-EVO platforms. Some exclusive functions you would find only in Car Scanner: Video in motion (VIM), Mirrorlink in motion (MIM), Traffic Jam Assist activation, Drive mode profiles editor (compatibility may depend on your car modules and firmware versions), Ambient lights configuration, etc.;
- Toyota/Lexus cars with CAN bus (almost all cars since 2008 up to nowadays);
- Some of Renault/Dacia (compatibility may depend on your car modules and firmware versions);
- Several service functions available for other cars.
14) And one more thing - Car Scanner provides the widest variety of features for FREE across the Play Market.

The app requires a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth LE) OBD2 ELM327 compatible adapter (device) to work. ELM327 devices plugs into the diagnostics socket in the car and gives your phone access to car diagnostics.
Recommended adapters brands: OBDLink, Kiwi 3, V-Gate, Carista, LELink, Veepeak.
If you buy one of the cheap china OBD2 ELM327 adapters from ebay / amazon, then make sure it’s not marked as v.2.1. This adapters are supported, but they have lot’s of bugs.

PLEASE NOTE: Vehicle ECUs vary in the amount of sensors supported. This app can’t show you something, that is not provided by your car.

Attention "bad" adapters! We faced the problem, that some adapters (often cheep Chinese clones), can’t connect to the smartphone or the car. Some of them can even make your car engine work unstable, often lost connection, increase time lag when reading data.
So, we recommend you to use genuine ELM327 or recommended adapter brands.
Updated on
Jun 7, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.7
237K reviews
adam harris
May 22, 2024
This is the app I use all the time for generic obd2. Most simple interface for live data I have found. You would earn a fifth star if you developed better control of x and y graph axes of live data, so I could stop the axes from changing all the time, and be able to control 2 graphs y axes simultaneously. Also, it is ridiculously hard to contact the developer from within the app. Fix it! But overall a great app for my needs.
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Chee- “Nickname” Rex
June 3, 2024
This app is very nicely laid out and easy to use. The only problem I've noticed is it doesn't show my rpm, freezes on the first value it sees. incardoc works. But I think it's pretty cool where you can configure it for different vehicle brand obdii systems. Is cool it may be able to access things like trans modules except that doesn't appear to be supported for my car.
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Chris Ogle
June 15, 2024
I have had this app for about 3(ish) years. Free version the whole time. Noticed certain features disappear to the paid side over time, but all of the important tools remained. Converted to the forever version today, I will update the review if I see any drastic changes in the future (good/bad).
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What's new

Updated connection profiles database.
Bugs fixed.