Foxwell NT301 OBD2 Scanner Reviews

July 21, 2020

Foxwell NT301 is a little portable but professional OBD2 code reader. It supports multi-language and works for all 1996 and newer cars, light-duty trucks, SUVs and minivans sold worldwide. Here have collected some real customer reviews about it. Hope it’s helpful!


Review 1: Exactly what I needed!

This nt301 analyzer totally performed to my expectations. Very simple and intuitive with minimal need for referencing the instruction book (which is pretty thorough).
It accurately diagnosed the cause of my Check Engine Light (error code P0013). Went on YouTube to learn how the replace faulty VVT exhaust solenoid, and after a trip to Autozone for the new part, was able to replace it in about 20 minutes. Rechecked system and it was good to go. Loved that I was able to clear error code from car’s ECM memory after the repair. Now I can pass the annual emissions test that is required to renew my next registration here in Texas.
Chevy dealer wanted $125 just to connect to the OBD2… then would add parts/labor to that.
Paid $65 for the scanner tool, $48 for the part and came out way ahead, plus I now have a scanner to use for any future CEL.

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Review 2: Works on an early OBD2, a lifesaver

I kept bogging down on my 1998 CR-V. I checked and rechecked timing, fuel pressure, spark plugs, distributor, everything. NO check engine light on, I was going crazy. Finally decided to shell out the money for a “pro” scanner, better than my $20 walmart one. I plugged this one in, took it for a test drive with the data record feature, and guess what I found- a bad O2 upstream sensor. It kept telling my computer it was rich (voltage was .6 to 1.2 all through the ride), and the downstream sensor dipped to near 0 as the computer cut back fuel. My short term fuel trims went down to -30%. All of this and NEVER threw a darn code for me to figure it out. I spent hours upon hours trying to find the mechanical issue, when this electronic tool took care of it in about 15 minutes. A no brainer, your time is worth way more than this costs, buy it. And I’m your average tree shade mechanic who works on his own cars, not a fake reviewer as you can see on my history. This NT301 scanner was that good for me to leave a glowing review.


Review 3: Great code reader for the price!

For the past few years I’ve used a Innova 3030 code reader that was purchased at Walmart for around the same price as the Foxwell NT301 however I was never a huge fan in fact I really hated using the Innova 3030 but it worked in a pinch. After getting the Foxwell NT301 and getting to use it for awhile now I can say I actually really enjoy using it. While both take about a minute to sync with the vehicle you get a loading screen with the Foxwell that doesn’t make it seem to take as long. But down to the nitty gritty my old scanner only gave you generic codes. However the Foxwell gives you not only generic codes but once synced with the vehicle it can also give manufacture codes as well. The best part is that I give the codes with a description of the code. Which otherwise you would have to write them down and search for them online. This feature is very handy and a major time saver. The Foxwell also has a great easy to use full color display and easy to follow instructions. Additional features of Foxwell that I really like is the ability to read real time data and print off any codes that have been detected. I’ve used this unit on several vehicles. In the time I’ve owned it and each time it’s worked flawlessly. However I did use it on a Cadillac I was recently working on and the only codes it was not able to pull where the chassis and suspension codes however I wasn’t expecting this as they are usually only detectable on the vehicle diagnosis system itself. Overall I really like the Foxwell NT301 and will and have gladly recommended this reader to several people.

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Review 4: How can the average driver not own a scan tool in today’s world? You need it!

Love this foxwell nt301 code reader. Always connect and disconnect with the car keys in your pocket of purse. Once you learn which side of the connector goes on put a piece of tape on the top and you won’t ever have to even see the cars connector. This will point you in the right direction to solve your MIL lamp issues and your I/M issues before you take a car in for inspection. Now bear in mind you can get a MIL code which is caused by a failure of maintenance like I did. I got P0740 code (torque converter clutch solenoid) which was “SET” by the computer but was not the real problem. A quart of ATF +4 Chrysler fluid fixed it and the the transmission began to function like a new automobile. I took my time at a “covered” self serve gas station, used their paper towels , and had a bottle of ATF+4 (For Chrysler cars and trucks only by the way), my 99cent funnel from walmart and propped my hood open and followed the directions for checking fluid level in the Transmission. Happened to be running and in neutral. Naturally I pushed the parking brake “ON” while I did these checks. It took a half quart but never showed on the dip stick, so I put the rest of the quart in and it showed on the dip stick. I got back in the vehicle and moved through Park, reverse, drive , drive 2 and drive low and finally back to neutral and got a good level reading on the dip stick. I then took it for a ride. The trans functioned perfectly . The MIL light remained on for three on-off cycles. I normally would have let it stay on since if the fault is fixed the MIL light will go out on its own as the cars computer learns that the problem no longer exists. But I chose to clear the code using this tool and the light never came back on. This tool saved me a pan gasket, filter, two quarts (correction one quart of ATF fluid) a torque converter clutch solenoid switch, draining fluid in this weather, cleaning up a mess, getting my torque wrenches out, blue paper towels, and cardboard and lying on the ground in frigid weather in the Northeast.

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