5 Stars By katrina martinez on 2016-02-16
In my opinion most of this devices poor reviews come from the time when you had to pay for the app to activate features. Other reviews simply come from individuals not understanding OBII or how it basically functions.
This app imo is awesome 1st I am a used car dealer I need a fast OBII that is accurate and that can do a basic scan of all vehicle to make sure the car can pass emissions and to check for trouble codes or pending codes when a check engine is not on. This does it plus so much more.
Another import aspect is I need something small to carry around auctions. It gets tiring even carrying a small OBDII that has a cord. This is perfect it can fit in my front pocket & for rainy days I just toss it in a waterproof wristlet.
Today I scanned about 50 cars nissan maximas/ altimas/quests/ muranos/ toyota siennas and prius honda accords, civics, odysseys, BMW 3 series 335 and 325, Porsche Boxster, VW Passats, Jetta, bugs/ Audi A4/ acura RSX and TL. Basically it scanned every car I needed it to. Now on some cars the extra features did not work but that is expected most handheld scanners cannot do certain advanced features unless you have a scanner specifically for Euro cars. And this is where I see alot of complaints from this device come in here.
This scanner can do alot of things, clear codes, read emissions readiness and it's accurate it went against my 400 scanner and everything it read this thing registered. Except I noticed on this bad boy I can see when the last codes where erased on a vehicle so I can weed out those dealer cars that clear codes on their problem child cars as they enter the auction.
Imo this device is a good value
5 Months later and this little devise is my best friend. It goes to auctions 4 auctions a week and probably scans at least 50 cars per auction. Its never been glitchy or wrong. Its also amazing on a carlot scanning a vehicle in front of a potential customer brings car selling to a whole new level they can see the vehicles readiness monitors. SO I have a 2nd one now just for the sale lot. I absolutely love this item and the quickness of scanning a vehicle. I can scan vehicle almost on the auction block if need be for those cars that just appear that you never saw parked in the sale lot..
Also for kicks i scanned a Maserati and it worked..Scans Mercedes c class to. I am pretty sure it will do a basic scan on any car with an OBDII port at this point
5 Stars By Rudy Garcia on 2016-03-15
Must have tool !
The product is great, it works very well for what it is intended to do so, that being said I’m not sure it’s worth the $99 the one that that really bugs me is if you look at the price history on the product is shows as low as $17 and if I’m correct the APP was not entirely free, it had many in-APP purchases, if you read other reviews it mentions the adapter being $40 and having to pay for more reports after the free 5 ( all free now ). Personally I do not like this it seems that now you are forced to buy all the extras in the app since you are paying $99 for the Adapter,
I have 4 other OBD2 Bluetooth adapters that work with torque and other apps and provide very similar information, BlueDriver is more advanced being able to Read/Clear Enhanced Codes (e.g. ABS, Airbag, Transmission, etc.) and the ELM327 adapters do not have that capability, also the reports which are not really needed are awesome to have.
I do recommend this product , it is great, customer service is great, good quality.
That being said if you are looking for to just read and clear generic codes go with a cheaper ELM327 adapter for $23 (only works with android), if you like the reports and a tad bit more data this is a useful / fun tool to have, I’ll be keeping mine even thou I doubt I have use for the “advance features” on this adapter.
I would be nice to be able to connect this to torque since the BlueDriver app is lacking some features that torque has.
3 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-03-01
Lemur withholding information
I like the concept. The product connects quickly allowing me to get results fast. However, apparently the database is incomplete as I've found several codes that don't show up. When I contacted the programmers about it, the response I got was that they didn't think that code should be included. If I pay any amount of money for a product that says it will read all the devices and all of the codes, it shouldn't be up to a handful of programming geeks to say which codes should be important to me and which ones shouldn't. I want what was advertised. I need what was advertised. That's what I paid for. Read all the codes from all the devices, display them all to me and allow me to clear them. All DTC's are important to my job. That's how I get quality cars to my customers. I can't have a recall on 250,000 cars because someone thought that one or more DTC's weren't important enough to make the cut. You've got work to do, Lemur. Instead of trying to figure out which codes should be in the database, include them all and try to figure out how to incorporate two-way communication.
5 Stars By Tito Morales on 2017-03-11
works as promised!
Im happy with the purchase, it is a very good product. it connects right away with the phone and it doesn't cause any battery drain if left connected. the only thing I would like is an option to use calculated PID.
5 Stars By STARS on 2016-06-26
Paid for itself
Bought to diagnose an engine trouble light on my 13-year-old vehicle. Shipped quick, arrived in good shape. Followed the instructions, set-up was straightforward and reasonably quick. Diagnosis and recommended corrective actions pointed to the emissions system, not something I deal with in my home garage. But the information supported my guess that it was a driveable condition (for a short while, anyway), good to know for a busy calendar. Saturday a.m. I went to my auto tech. Auto tech cross-checked the info I had from this handy device against his gear and the information matched his gear, so he didn't charge me his usual diagnostic fee. First use saved me a bit more in an avoided diagnostic fee than it cost to buy! Compact enough to stay out of the way in ongoing use, or stored in the glove box and ready for the next aging-vehicle trouble light. Compatible with both of our vehicles. I like it!
5 Stars By Al on 2017-04-08
Really easy to connect to my IPhone. It has saved me $ by allowing me to diagnose the issue/trouble codes. Gives you a piece of mind when dealing with mechanics. Recently, it diagnosed an airbag sensor error. I purchased the sensor and changed it myself, saving me the labor and the mark up of a mechanic.
Worth every penny, specially connectivity via Bluetooth with apple product.
3 Stars By IB on 2017-09-03
Good, but Price is not justified!
I bought it and compared it with the professional one and BAFX.
When i connected my car to mechanics one it showed a code about steering angle of Lexus ls430 which bluedriver and BAFX both missed.
All the three showed same code about Evap system. So, cheaper one did the same job as blue driver.
I am not very much impressed.
Compared to BAFX it looks good, app is a little better, but does not justify the higher price.
5 Stars By Alex P. Smith on 2016-07-22
Great product, and even better customer service
As impressive as this product's features are, their customer service is even more impressive. Upon receiving the product, I experienced difficulties in receiving reported fix and trouble reports associated with a given trouble code. After contacting customer service, I received personal attention and follow-through from one of their technicians, via email as well as phone, until the problem was corrected. Apparently, there was a unique issue associated with my VIN which was preventing the application software from displaying this repair data (kudos to Chris for his perseverance in completely resolving the problem). If you're looking for a handy tool to diagnose and help you repair your own vehicle, this product is for you. I've already recommended it to several family members and friends. Thank you Blue Driver.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-10-27
Awesome scanner for your vehicle
This product is awesome. My old scanner would not read codes on my newer car. This scanner was super easy to use and versatile. I had a particularly difficult problem with my catalyst circuit, and this scanner allowed me to diagnose the problem very easily. I love the "live" mode which allows me to capture data in real-time from any sensor I choose. I love data and I found it to be most helpful and interesting. I did have a few questions at the start and the customer service was excellent. Very helpful, responsive, and polite. I bought this some time ago, and have neglected to leave a review until now. I've used this scanner many times since I purchased it, on numerous vehicles, and it is awesome. I couldn't be happier.
5 Stars By Randy U. on 2016-12-30
Best scan tool for way less money than anyone else
This does more than my $400 scan tool! I keep it in my glovebox, that way I have it when I need it in the garage as well as out on the road. I attached a colorful lanyard on it so I didn't leave it in a car I was working on. Great product, great support, and they promise updates, which means that you won't have to buy another one once you download the free software, because unlike other scan tools, the info is in the app on your phone, not on the tool itself. I think I've sold a few of these for them by just showing it to other mechanics! I found this after OTC told me the update for my scan tool was to buy another scan tool! I'm sold on this solution! Just buy it, you won't be sorry!