Autel Maxiscan MS300 Review Roundup

Autel Maxiscan MS300

One of the most popular OBD II readers

The Autel Maxiscan MS300 CAN OBD-II Code Reader provides a low-cost way to check for engine problems otherwise known as “Diagnostic Trouble Codes” (DTC’s). This model is ideal for auto enthusiasts to search for engine definitions for OBD II compliant vehicles since 1996 in the US.

The Autel Maxiscan MS300 allows you check about 7,000 diagnostic trouble codes to help troubleshoot a massive amount of problems regardless of your car’s brand or model (post 1996).

This auto scanner is one of the most popular of all models currently available on the market and is aimed at the price-conscious buyer. Though it may be cheap in comparison to other more capable OBD readers, does it cut the mustard? This is where we find out in our review roundup below.

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Autel Maxiscan MS300

The general consensus is that this auto reader does what it sets out to do with no frills or extra’s.

“Inexpensive & gets the job done…”

The majority of customers were able to use the OBD scanner with no problems however a handful of the 334 reviews (at time of writing) did have some teething issues in getting set-up with solving the engine codes. A few other users had trouble in getting the CD to load on their computer, however whether that was a CD issue or PC issue remains to be seen.

As this device costs less than $30 I don’t think anyone should expect the world, however most of the 344 reviewers agree that the device is ideal for basic diagnostics.

“Reads the codes well, manual not great…”

“No frills…”

However 296 of the 334 users gave 4 stars or more for the Autel Maxiscan MS300. This and the fact that it is one of, if not the best selling code readers should give the impression that customer experience levels are high as these people testify:

“Works Flawlessly…”

“Anybody can figure out how to use this gizmo…”

“Well worth it!”

“Excellent Product and Great Value!”

“Best value for the money…”

Customer Rating:

4.3 out of 5 starsSee complete ratings and all user reviews here…

Autel Maxiscan MS300 Features

- Retrieves generic and manufacturer specific Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC), includes definitions lookup software on CD and displays DTC definitions on screen.
- Features an easy-to-read backlit LCD screen, multilingual menu and DTC definitions and standard 16-pin OBD-II connector; no additional cables are needed.
- Retrieves VIN (Vehicle Identification No) on 2002 and newer vehicles that support Mode 9; powered by cars electrical system, so no batteries required.
- Supports the CAN (Controller Area Network) and all other current OBD-II protocols.
- Works with all OBD-II compliant U.S., European and Asian vehicles (OBD-II is standard on all cars sold in U.S. post-1996).

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Autel Maxiscan MS300 code reader - Source]