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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

Purpose of this article is to answer if your vehicle(s) will work on an OBD2 / OBD scanner. (Wikipedia: Onboard-diagnostics)

Such diagnostic testing tools1 will scan, diagnose and read nearly all OBD2 vehicles in the world. Some also have include OBD1 support for handful of older cars.

So basically all you need to get started with scanning your vehicle with any scan tool - is to FIRST find out if your vehicle is OBD2 compatible.

Simple click below on COUNTRY WHERE YOU LIVE. (NOT the country where car is manufactured.)

(Below information also applies to any OBD diagnostics scanner/reader in the world, in any country. It's meant to be the most accurate, universal and up-to-date OBD2 compatibility report on the web.) 

1 Throughout this article, we'll use OBD2 Scanner as example for all OBD2 / OBD scanners on the market. It basically refers to ANY scan tool brand/product/manufacturer.

 

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

Note 2: OBD2 scanner (including 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)

 

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

  • Africa (any countries within Africa, including South Africa; not supported)
  • Argentina
  • Australia / New Zealand
  • Bahrain (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • Bolivia (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2021)
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Chile
  • Colombia (no data available - considered unsupported)
  • Costa Rica (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2017)
  • Europe (all countries in Europe including UK, DK, DE, EL, FI, FR, IE, IT, NO, SE, etc...)
  • Fiji (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2016)
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2012)
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kuwait (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Oman (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • Peru (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2017)
  • Philippines (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2016)
  • Qatar (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2013)
  • Ukraine (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • Uruguay (no data available - considered unsupported)
  • USA
  • Venezuela (no data available - considered unsupported)
  • Vietnam (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2017)
  • Yemen (vehicle must be made/imported AFTER 1 Jan, 2018)
  • Everywhere Else (or) Unsure

 

 

Africa:

Not supported. Applies to every country on African continent, including Nigeria and South Africa.

 

Argentina:
  • 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 gasoline/petrol and it's made/imported BETWEEN dates 1 Jan, 2005 - 1 Jan, 2009 — then it's 100% OBD2 compliant and will work on OBD2 scanner software. 
  • 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner will work — together with ALDL cable which you can buy separately from USA or Australia.

 

 

Europe (All Countries Within It) :
  • 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 and will work on OBD2 scanner software. 

        (* 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, OBD2 Scanner 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 OBD 2 / OBD II compliant by looking under the hood for a sticker indicating compliance.

OBD Scanner Compatibility / OBD2 Compliance

 

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