Top 5 Best OBD2 Scanners for Dodge Chrysler

5 Best Dodge / Jeep / Chrysler OBD2 Scanners

DIY Cost: $140-$800
Est. Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Very Easy

This article provides some of the best OBD2 scanners for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat vehicles.

With the scanners that we cover here, you can diagnose multiple systems on your Dodge and Chrysler, such as ABS, Airbag, Transmission, and SRS

 

1. Launch Creader 

 

  • Affordable and Easy to use
  • Works on Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, and most makes
  • Can diagnose Engine, Transmission, Airbag / SRS, ABS

The Launch Creader VII+ is a mid-level professional OBD2 scanner. It is easy to use even if you have never used an OBD II diagnostic scanner before.

It is an excellent choice for Chrysler / Dodge car owners looking to do their own repairs and troubleshooting.

In addition to the Engine, ABS, and SRS systems, it can diagnose transmission problems as well. It can read and clear codes from the engine, ABS, airbag, and transmission control units. It is also able to monitor emission readiness status.

You can view freeze frame data with this scanner. 

It works on Dodge, Chrysler, and Fiat vehicles. It also supports most Domestic, European, Asian vehicles.

2. Autel MaxiCOM Scanner

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  • Covers all makes Asian, Domestic, European
  • Can access all systems (Engine, Transmission, ABS, SRS, etc.)
  • Easy to use
  • Can perform adaptations, codings, and resets.
  • Requires yearly updates

While scanners such as Launch Creader focus primarily on four major systems: ECU, SRS, ABS, and TCU, the Autel MaxiCOM Scanner can diagnose all systems on your Dodge and Chrysler vehicle. It works on European, Asian, Domestic vehicles, including Dodge and Chrysler.

Autel MaxiCOM can read, erase, activate most sensors and systems on your Dodge or Chrysler.

It has a similar capability to the dealer scanner but with limited programming functions.

It is easy to use and navigate; you start by selecting your car's Make and Model. Unlike the Launch Creader and Innova, this scanner requires being powered via the cigarette lighter or a 120-volt outlet; adapters for both source types are included with the scanner.

You can do a complete vehicle scan or select a specific unit that you want to troubleshoot. It is one of the best scanners if you plan on doing your own repairs. 

A perfect tool for Dodge / Chrysler owners who do their own repair or auto repair shops.

3. Innova Diagnostic Scan Tool

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  • Engine, ABS, SRS Support
  • Battery Reset
  • Service Reminder Reset
  • Codes in English, French, Spanish

The Innova 3160 ABS SRS Scanner is one of the most popular scanners for Dodge and Chrysler. It can read and erase fault codes from the ABS and SRS/Airbag system on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Fiat vehicles.

It can easily retrieve the "Check Engine" related fault codes. Innova works on most cars manufactured from 1996 until now, including Ford, GM, Toyota, and Honda vehicles. It provides an on-screen description of the fault code.

Can read generic trouble codes and manufacturer-specific.

4. Matco maxME Scan Tool

The MaxME diagnostic scan tool is a tablet-based OBD2 / CAN scanner. You can choose the vehicle coverage by signing up for a monthly software subscription.

This diagnostic scanner runs on an Android-based tablet and provided coverage for Domestic, Asian, and European cars.

This tool requires a monthly subscription to use several features.

While it provides dealer-level capabilities, the monthly subscription makes it a little expensive for Dodge / Chrysler owners. It will allow you to reprogram and flash modules.

You can activate sensors such as the purge valve, for example. If you work on cars frequently, this is a good scanner to have.

Even if you are a car DIYer, this scanner can pay for itself in a short period.

5. wiTech Diagnostic Tool

  • Best professional scanner for Dodge / Chrysler
  • wiTech $1300/year
  • wiTech LITE $500/year
  • Additional VCI $285

The wiTech Diagnostic Scanner is the tool that is used by Chrysler and Dodge Jeep dealers. It requires a laptop to run the wiTech Diagnostic software and requires the StarMobile, MicroPOD, or wiPOD interface device.

It covers all Dodge vehicles that have CAN protocol, which is all vehicles since 2008. It can diagnose all systems, program sensors, activate sensors, and has bi-directional support. 

Conclusion

Dodge and Chrysler's owners looking for the best OBD2 scanner for Dodge, Chrysler cars at a reasonable price should take a look at Launch Creader VII+.

Mechanics who specialize in Dodge and Chrysler vehicles but need an alternative to Snap-on Solus then look at the Autel MaxiCOM scanner. 


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