In the guide, we review some of the best OBD-II diagnostic scanners for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.
These OBD2 scanners offer multi-system diagnostics, meaning they can read and clear codes from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and other systems such as the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), transmission, Airbag, etc.
1. Launch Creader VII+ (X431/CRP123)
Launch Creader CRP123 is an OBD2 diagnostic scanner that can scan multiple systems on Nissan / Infiniti vehicles but also works on other car makes.
It can troubleshoot four primary systems: ABS, SRS/Airbag, Engine, and Automatic transmission. You will be able to see the fault codes for any of these systems and erase them.
You can also test the oxygen sensor and carbon canister. During our testing, the Launch Creader was easy to use and displayed current and present fault codes.
Launch Creader works with Nissan and Infiniti, and over 20 vehicle makes, including Asian, European, and Domestic models.
2. Autel MaxiCOM Professional Scanner
Autel MaxiCOM, such as MK808, is undoubtedly one of the diagnostic scanners for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Not only will it be able to read and clear codes fault codes from all the systems in your car, but on top of that, it can perform bi-directional control.
The only other scanner in this list covering all the systems and can perform bi-directional communication is the Nissan Consult scanner used at the Nissan Dealerships.
Sure it is one of the more expensive Nissan scanners we list here, but on the other hand, it is one of the cheapest professional scanners for Nissan. Professional scanners for Nissan, such as Snap-On Solus, cost thousands of dollars while MaxiCOM is only a few hundred and affordable.
3. Nissan Consult III Diagnostic Tool
The Nissan Consult is the diagnostic scan tool used at Nissan and Infiniti dealers. Up to the mid-2000, Nissan/Infinity dealers used what is called Consult 2, which was a handheld scanner. It provided in-depth diagnostic and was able to reflash ECU.
Nissan Consult 3 diagnostic scanner requires a laptop and is the scanner that replaced Consult 2. To use Consult 3, you will need the training to use the software that comes with it. At the time of this writing, Nissan moved from Consult 3 to Consult 3 Plus.
Consult 3 Plus is the current diagnostic scanner used at Nissan and Infiniti dealerships. It can diagnose all systems and perform reprogramming on Nissan vehicles. Visit the official website if you would like to get more information on Nissan Connect III Plus.
Of course, Consult 3 Plus is the best diagnostic scanner for Nissan, but it is too expensive for most car owners.
4. iCarsoft Diagnostic Scanner
iCarsoft CR Plus is a mid-level diagnostic scanner that can troubleshoot four systems: Engine, SRS Airbag, ABS, and transmission.
iCarsoft CR Plus is easy to use and works with Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Supports other vehicles as well.
Besides being able to read and clear codes from the four systems mentioned above, it can also perform several additional features such as reset the oil light service reminder, reset the brake pad reminder, steering angle calibration, and resetting.
5. AutoLink MD802 Scanner
There are two versions of the MD802. One that only scans the ABS/SRS/ECU and TCU. The more advanced scanner can scan all systems. Our recommendation would be to go with MD802 All System version.
The MD802 is part of the MaxiDiag Elite Series. It works on many European, Asian, and Domestic vehicles produced from 1996 until now.
It features a one-button complete system auto scan and quickly erases function to clear all the fault codes. If you would like to check vehicle coverage, you can look at this file: Autel MaxiDIAG Nissan system coverage.
If you are looking to diagnose Engine, ABS, Airbag, and Transmission and are on a tight budget Launch, Creader VII+ is a good choice.
If you are a Nissan enthusiast or a mechanic looking for a good professional diagnostic scanner, you may want to consider Autel MaxiCOM.
If you are on a tight budget and are only trying to troubleshoot the Check Engine Light (CEL), visit your local auto parts store, and they will read your codes free of charge.