Innova: Diagnostics 101

Why Is My Check Engine Light Flashing?

When your Check Engine Light flashes, it signals a critical issue demanding swift attention. Ignoring it may lead to costly repairs. Immediate diag...

What is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

A VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number, is a 17-character code assigned during manufacturing, revealing a car's unique details—country of origin, ...

What is TPMS? How will an Innova scan tool help me?

TPMS, which stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, is a module in vehicles that monitors the tire pressure.

What is a Module Scan? What are the benefits?

The Module Scan allows you to scan all your vehicles modules at once or individually.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are meant to guide you to the proper service procedure in the vehicle’s service manual.  

What is SRS? How will an Innova scan tool help me?

SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System, which relates to your vehicle's airbags and seatbelts.

What is ABS? How will an Innova scan tool help me?

ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System. ABS is an important safety feature for every vehicle as it helps slow down a vehicle when using the brakes.

What do the LED Lights mean on my OBD2 Device?

A green light indicates that all engine systems are running normally, which means that all emission monitors are active and performing their diagno...

What is Limp Mode?

Limp Mode, also known as Limp-Home Mode or Fail-Safe Mode, is a safety feature employed in modern vehicles with electronic engine controls.

Freeze Frame PID Definitions

OBD-II PIDs (On-board diagnostics Parameter IDs) are codes used to request data from a vehicle, used as a diagnostic tool. SAE standard J1979 defin...

A Guide for Live Data

Note: Some Data Points vary based on a vehicle's make and model. To know more about the data points, refer to your vehicle's support manual.

What Are Bi-Directional Tests?

In the context of scan tools, bi-directional refers to the ability of the tool to communicate and interact with various vehicle systems in both dir...