Various mechanics and car users have stated in their reviews that the Innova 6100p accurately diagnoses what is wrong with 1996 and newer vehicles. It ideally brings you up to speed as regards the maintenance and repair of your vehicle.
In short, the Innova 6100p informs you about such vehicle abnormalities as “check engine” light warnings, abnormal vehicle charging and many more. It is, in fact, a very good scanner and this review will reveal all the reasons why that is so.
- 1 OVERALL FEATURES
- 2 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
- 3 Pros and Cons
- 4 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- 5 FINAL THOUGHTS
1. FREEZE FRAME:
The Innova 6100p OBD2 scanner has the ability to reveal engine conditions such as the temperature of the engine coolant. It can also display how the fuel injector pulse width (open time) adapts to wear, defects, or changes in the system i.e the fuel trim. The freeze-frame helps it display all of these.
As a mechanic or car user, this information is very important in ascertaining the engine’s condition. And the Innova 6100p scanner just displays that information easily on the screen, isn’t that just wonderful?
2. CHARGING SYSTEM TESTS:
Having a flat car battery can be very disappointing especially when one is caught unawares. In a situation whereby one is experiencing difficulties regarding a low car battery, the Innova 6100p allows you to access a car’s charging system by checking if the batteries and alternators are in perfect working condition. When there is a need to troubleshoot why a vehicle isn’t starting up, carrying out this test really helps in knowing where to look. Hence saving time.
3. OIL RESET FEATURES:
The Innova 6100p also affords the user a stepwise guide to oil reset procedures for 1996 and newer vehicles. How cool is that?! Everyone knows how demanding that procedure can be at times. With the Innova 6100p however, the procedures are simplified. The device literally walks you through every step making sure that it is properly done for maximum efficiency.
4. RAPID CODE READING, DIAGNOSIS, AND RECTIFICATION:
Apart from all of the above features, the Innova 6100p has the ability to quickly read engine codes, report what the abnormality is and sometimes rectify whatsoever the problem may be. For instance, ABS and SRS light codes which usually constitute trouble are quickly read, interpreted and erased.
In addition to all the earlier stated features, the Innova 6100p still possesses certain extra features which make it stand out amongst other scanners.
1. CODE ERASE KEY:
For instance, It possesses a code erase key which is used to clear whatsoever fault code that the device might have detected on the engine. This key also has the ability to turn off all warning lights like the airbag and check engine lights.
2. VEHICLE SYSTEM TEST:
With the in-built system check feature, the Innova 6100p scanner has the ability to run a complete OBD monitor test to verify the working conditions of the O2 sensor B1S2 or the catalyst Bank 1. It could also be a complete EVAP test depending on the type of the vehicle. Some might even argue that this device is a full-blown vehicle “doctor”.
3. DRIVE CYCLE PROCEDURES:
The Innova 6100p provides a stepwise guide to fix incompleted monitors in the vehicle which it has previously discovered. Prior to fixing these incompleted monitors, it clearly signals the technician or user about the presence of such.
4. OPTIONAL BATTERY LOAD:
The Innova 6100p comes with the option of power source as it can be powered by connecting it a vehicle as well as a built-in battery. This feature gives users the luxury of choice.
Pros and Cons
- Excellent diagnosis
- High-quality display.
- Suitable for a wide variety of vehicles.
- LED Lighted connector for easy visibility.
- Dual power choices
- USB is sold separately.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MANY VEHICLES CAN THE INNOVA 6100 BE USED WITH?
The Innova 6100p can be used with as many vehicles as possible. So long it is compatible with that vehicle. It can, however, store up the information of up to the last three vehicles scanned.
WHAT TYPE OF BATTERIES DOES THE INNOVA 6100p USE?
CAN IT BE CONNECTED TO MY MOBILE PHONE VIA BLUETOOTH?
Yes, it can. So long the mobile phone has the RepairSolutions App installed and open, it will connect via Bluetooth with the Innova 6100p.
IS INTERNET NECESSARY FOR USING THE INNOVA 6100p?
Definitely, it is necessary for the device to be connected to a computer via USB, to access all the obtained information.
IS ANY KIND OF REGISTRATION NEEDED?
Yes. Before using the newly bought device, it is necessary to download the RepairSolutions app and create an account with that device.
The Innova 6100p is a really cool device I’d recommend for any individual that wants to know the state of their vehicle. Likewise, mechanics who really want to save themselves the stress of trying to think up what the problem of a vehicle might be. It is quite fast and reliable.
Its ability to read and clear ABS and SRC codes is really invaluable. Also, the free step by step guide which the Innova 6100p provides as regards oil reset and drive cycle procedures also is a major relieve for users. The ability to erase codes just by pressing a button is also very interesting as it confers very great ease of use on the device.
All of the earlier stated properties are some of the major things I really liked about the Innova 6100p. However, I did not really like the fact that the USB cord is sold separately from the device itself.