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Is My Car OBD2 Compatible and Supported by OBD Scanner/Software?
Posted by Alex (Im) E. on 18 October 2011 01:42 AM

TOAD® will scan, diagnose and fix all OBD2 vehicles in the world. Including handful of older OBD1 vehicles. For now don't worry about what OBD means. To find out if your vehicle is compatible — click below on country where you live...

(This information also applies to any OBD diagnostics scanner/reader product in the world, in any country. It's meant to be most accurate, universal and up-to-date OBD compatibility report.)

 

Note 1: Vehicle refers to: Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, MPV's, 4X4s, LCVs.

Note 2: TOAD works on petrol, gas and diesel vehicles. (Hybrids and Electric cars are not supported).

Note 3: OBD is used as a general term and can mean any of the following:
  • OBD1/OBD2 (California ARB — applies to North/South America)
  • EOBD (European OBD)
  • ADR/ANZOBD (Australian/New Zealand OBD)
  • JDM (Asian OBD)
  • JOBD (Japanese OBD)
TOAD® (Total OBD & ECU Auto Diagnostics™) software supports all 3 protocols.

 

Country List: (To Find Out If You Vehicle is Compatible — Click on Country Below Where You Live...)

 

 

Africa:

Do NOT buy TOAD under any circumstances if you're in Africa (yes, even South Africa), until you FIRST discover if your vehicle is OBD2 compatible by following below 3 step procedure...

Because any country in Africa has no official government-enforced date to enable cars into OBD2 — it's very challenging to know what cars are supported. Some are OBD2, some are OBD1.

This means it's impossible to know if TOAD (or basically any OBD software/scanner in the world) will work.

So, FIRST find out if your car(s) is OBD2 compatible:

  1. Buy a cheap ELM327 USB cable from eBay. You can also find it on local Gumtree/Classified Ad website. It should cost no more then $15 when converted from your countries currency. Search: elm327 usb

  2. Install cable to your computer by following instructions here.

  3. Test if your car is compatible by installing this free OBD2 software.

    • If software gives you LAST 3 lines green — then car is OBD2 and will work with TOAD.

    • If LAST 3 lines are red — then no reader/scanner in world will work except OEM scanner in $4000 range.

       

EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Argentina:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2008 — then it's 100% OBD2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2008 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Australia / New Zealand:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2006 — then it's 100% OBD2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2006 — then it will NOT work with any publically available scanner (will only work on $5000+ mechanic scanners). However some car models made BEFORE 1 Jan, 2006 are still OBD2 and will work.

 

EXCEPTION 1: Holden cars made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2006...
Click here to see if your Holden car is supported. If it's supported, then get TOAD together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

EXCEPTION 2: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
If your vehicle You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Brazil:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2008 — then it's 100% OBD2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2008 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Canada:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 1998 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 1998 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

 

EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

China:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2008 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2008 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Chile:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is gasoline/petrol and it's made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2014 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is diesel and it's made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2013 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

 

 

Europe (All Countries Within It) :
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is gasoline/petrol and it's made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2001 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is diesel and it's made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2004 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Hong Kong:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2007 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2007 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

India:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2010 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2010 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Israel:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2003 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2003 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Japan:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2002 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2002 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Mexico:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2006 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 2006 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Morocco:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2011 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Russia:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2012 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

South Korea:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2007 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Taiwan:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2008 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

Thailand:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2013 — then it's 100% OBD-2 compliant. TOAD will work!
  • If your vehicle is made/imported BEFORE above dates — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

USA:
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 1996 — then it's 100% OBD2 compliant. TOAD will work!

        (* NOTE: Your car may still be OBD-II compliant even if it's made BEFORE Jan 1, 1996. Click here to verify.)
  • If your vehicle (any brand) is made/imported BEFORE 1 Jan, 1996 — then check this OBD1 list to see if it's supported (do a browser search on your car model — it MUST match EXACT year/model). If you can find it on that page then, TOAD will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

     

    EXCEPTION 1: Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen vehicles made from 1 Jan, 1994 to PRESENT date...
    You may be pleased to know that our VAG-COM cable compliments TOAD, as it's also able to scan all other systems like (ABS, SRS/Airbag, A/C, Roof, Lights, Electronic, Instrument Cluster, Central Locking, Mileage Correction, ECU Chiptuning/reprogramming of various modules, relearning, etc). However TOAD is still much more powerful with Engine/Transmission diagnostics. So VAG-COM compliments TOAD.

 

 

 

Still Unsure?

In all other countries, you will need to verify that your vehicle is OBD2/OBD-II compliant by looking under the hood for a sticker indicating compliance.

 

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