If you are in the market to buy an OBD2 scanner, you may be wondering how the Foxwell NT301 CAN OBD2 EOBD code reader performs.
The Foxwell NT301 can read and erase codes but it can also retrieve a wealth of information from the Engine Control Unit (ECU). The ECU is what triggers the Check ENgine Light when there is a problem with your car. The Foxwell NT301 scanner is OBDII and EOBD scanner covering all of the most popular protocols which means it works with virtually any vehicle manufactured from 1996 until now.
Foxwell NT301, here are the highlights.
- Read / Clear Fault Codes
- Broad Vehicle Coverage
- Green, Yellow, Red lights help you quickly determine the health of the car.
- Robust / Well Build Housing
- 2.8" Color Screen
- Easy to Use
- Check Emission Status
- Software can be updated
- Too large to be a pocket scanner
- Component testing didn't work on a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.
- Read Codes / Clear Codes
- Freeze Frame Data
- Live Data
- Emission Readiness
- O2 Sensor Test
- On board Monitor Test
- Component Test
- Vehicle Information
- Check Modules Present
In-Depth Foxwell NT301 Scanner Review
NT301 works with all OBDII/EOBD compliant cars, light-duty trucks, SUVs, minivans and Hybrid sold worldwide.
EASY TO USE
Reading / Erasing DTC and I/M readiness hot keys make it easy to use this tool right out of the package. They provide access to emissions readiness status, DTC information and erase function. Clearly arranged keypad, menu-driven navigation, hotkeys and 2.8'' TFT color screen together make it extremely easy to use.
Red-Yellow-Green LEDs and build-in speaker indicate emissions monitor status. They can also help catch intermittent problems or confirm repairs during a drive cycle.
Automatic VIN acquisition and decoding makes it much easier to read manufacturer specific codes and enhanced mode 6 data.
LIVE SENSOR DATA
NT301 also shows live sensors data in text and graph format and allows you to focus on any suspicious or symptom-specific data parameters. It reads freeze frame data, which shows engine conditions such as fuel trim, engine coolant temp, etc., st the time the Malfunction Indicator (MIL) was set.
It supports English, French, Deutsch, Spanish, Italian
HOW TO USE FOXWELL NT301
STEP 1: LOCATE THE OBD2 PORT
Locate the OBD 2 port under the dashboard. It will be on the driver's side of the dashboard. This is a 16 pin port.
STEP 2: TURN ON IGNTION
Turn on the igntion of your car. Don't start the car if you are going to read and clear codes. You can start the car if you are planning on using the Foxwell NT301 to stream live sensor data.
STEP 3: TURN ON SCANNER
The scanner will power up when you turn the key to ON position. There is not on/off switch. The scanner powers on as soon as you turn on the igtion.
STEP 4: READ CODES
Use the buttons on the scanner to read codes. Clear codes once you have writen them down.
With internet access, you will always have the latest bug fixes and newly added parameters and they are lifetime free. Unique one-click update and automatic update reminder let you stay current with the latest technology.
- KWP2000 (ISO 14230)
- CAN (Control Area Network ISO 11898)
- Brand: FOXWELL
- Model: NT301
- Fitment: for all OBDII compliant cars
- Color: black + orange
- Display: 2.8" TFT color screen
- OSD Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch, Italy and Swedish
- Power: 8-18 Volts powered by vehicle battery
- Working Temperature: 0° to 60°
- Storage Temperature: -20° to 70°
- Product Dimension: 14.5 * 9.4 * 3.2cm / 5.7 * 3.7 * 1.3in
- Package Size: 26 * 18 * 5cm / 10 * 7 * 2in
- Package Weight: 490g / 17oz
Below you will find a table of vehicle coverage for the Foxwell NT301. Note that this scanner should work with almost any car makes made after 2000.
|America||Chrysler, Ford, GM|
|Asia||Acura, Daewoo, Honda, Holden, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, |
Suzuki, Toyota, AU Ford
|Europe||Abarth, Alfa-Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Dacia, EU Ford, Fiat, Jaguar, Lancia, Land Rover, Maybach, |
Mercedes Benz, Mini, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Vauxhall, Volvo,
VW, Maserati, Bugatti,Bentley
ConclusionIf you are looking for an easy to use OBD2 scanner Foxwell NT301 is a great pick. It provided lots of useful information from the ECU. While it may not be the cheapest OBD2 scanner out there it is one of the most robust OBD2 scanners out there. A great pick for DIYers looking to save money on auto repair. Plus it comes with a 28 inch LCD and hot key to quickly determine if the vehicle is ready to pass the emission test. Overall we think that while you can still get cheaper OBD2 scanners, the Foxwell NT301 is a great choice if you are looking for a scanner that is well built, easy to use and has a wide vehicle coverage.
|Advance measure value||√||√|
|ECU Flasher||√flash ECU by OBDII, now it supports frf, odx, sgo file||√|
|Protocols||TP2.0,UDS,||KWP2000 over TP2.0,KWP2000 over TP1.6,|
|VVDI 2||FVDI 2|
|read/write immo data||√||√|
|read START/STOP key data||√||√|
|add a new key||√||√|
|program a new key(when all key lost)||√||√|
|5th immobilizer||VW/Audiincl. A4(2009- ), A5, Q5, A6 (2012-), A7, A8(2011-),||VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat, incl A4/A5/Q5 2007+ vehicles with the BCM2 immobilizer|
|OBD read BCM2||√||√|
|BDM read BCM2||√||√|
|check key status||√||√|
|make dealer key||√||√|
|Xhorse VVDI2||Fly FVDI2|
|Engine Control Unit|
|read PIN, CS, MAC||√||√|
|switch OFF/ON immo(enable/disable immobilizer)||√||√|
|read pin code from Kline cluster&immobox||√||√|
|read Flash||√read ROM/Flash|
|auto remove “DEF error”||√|
|steering lock adaptation||√|
|change service interval options||√|
|EEPROM dump tool|
|decode PIN, CS, MAC||√||√|
|set new PIN, CS, MAC values||√||√|
|decode PIN, CS, Immo NO., VIN etc||√||√|
|Cluster and immobox EEPROM|
|decode PIN, KM||√||√|
|TV activation ED1/ED2|
|change speed limit of MMI compatible vehicles||√|
|read/write complete EEPROM of airbag||√|
|clear the crash data of the airbag module||√|
|read/program memory in some ECU||√|
|convert PIN codes||√|
|reset of the service reminder,||√|
|reset of the service interval parameters||√|
|change service interval options||√|
|enable/disable the “Eject” button of the “Navigation” system||√|
|Cruise control system|
|activate/deactivate a cruise control system||√|
|change the related steering wheel electronics( SWE) configuration||√|
|Brake pads change|
|open rear parking brake for pad change||√|
|close rear parking brake||√|
|parking brake function test||√|
|Vvdi2 & Vvdi2 authorization||VVDI2 Full version||VVDI2 Basic version||VVDI2 Basic+BMW||VVDI2 Basic+VAG|
|AUDI and 5th IMMO Functions Authorization||√||+320USD||+320USD||√|
|AUDI VW 4th & 5th IMMO Functions Authorization Service||+1069USD|
|BMW OBD Authorization||√||+720USD||√||+720USD|
|BMW CAS4 + Authorization||√||+260USD||+260USD||+260USD|
|BMW FEM/BDC Function Authorization||√||+600USD||+600USD||+600USD|