Auto Service World
  July 26, 2019   by Renee Montague

Diagnostic software

The new diagnostic software is available now for OTC’s Encore and Evolve professional diagnostic tools, with new coverage for various Asian, domestic and European vehicles.

The update provides technicians and shop owners with major new coverage additions, tests and enhancements for major vehicle brands in North America, including:

  • Asian: Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota
  • Domestic: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Jeep and Saturn
  • European: Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Fiat, Mini, Volkswagen and Volvo

Coverage additions and improvements include ADAS dynamic camera calibrations and special actuation and adjustment type tests for brakes, instrument cluster, climate/HVAC, transmission, airbag and engine/PCM based on year, make, model and engine.

A number of highlights of the coverage additions included in software for both OTC Evolve and Encore diagnostic scan tools are:

  • Audi: ABS/brakes, safety/airbag, body control systems and more
  • BMW/Mini: Engine/PCM, transmission, steering, transfer case, safety/restraint tests and more
  • Ford: ADAS dynamic camera calibration, engine/PCM, brakes/ABS, transmission, instrument cluster, climate (HVAC) and more
  • GM/Saturn: ADAS dynamic camera calibration, hybrid, AWD/transfer case, tire pressure monitor/RCDLR, safety/airbag, steering and more
  • Mazda: ADAS dynamic camera calibration, engine/PCM, transmission, ABS/brakes, instrument cluster and more
  • Nissan/Infiniti: Engine/PCM, ABS/brakes, climate (HVAC), and body control systems
  • Toyota: Steering, ADAS, engine/PCM and climate (HVAC) tests


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