Foxwell NT301 Review – Easiest Way to Diagnosing Engine faults

Editor rating

4.1/5 on April 20, 2018

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1,030 reviews


1. quickly reads engine fault codes
2. Supports multiple code requests
3. Lifetime free software upgrades
4. Support US, European & Asian models


1. It can not diagnosis ABS systems
2. Does not read codes airbag systems


If you are looking for an easy to use check engine scanner tool that can fit easily into your budget, then you will love the FOXWELL NT301 Car Obd2 scanner.

This handheld scanner will read codes from any US, European or Asian made car and reset the check engine codes when finished.

The device is perfect for DIY mechanics that want accurate information without having to go through extensive testing.

The FOXWELL NT301 Car Obd2 scanner is easy to use a handheld device that has an easy to read screen and works with most car service computers.

Simply plug the device into your car and learn what is causing the check engine lights. The scanner will even reset the light for you when you are done.

Diagnostic information can easily be read on the screen or downloaded to your computer and printed. Works on most makes and models of cars made in the US, Europe, and Asia. But the device does not work with an airbag or ABS codes.

Built & Design

The FOXWELL NT301 Car Obd2 scanner is the right size and weight for a handheld device. Weighing only 10.6 ounces, anyone can easily handle this device without feeling fatigued from the weight or extended use.

The size is 8.7 by 6.7 inches and 3 inches thick. This is an easy to handle size and very similar to an average booklet size.

The screen is the largest feature of the device making it very easy to read. The color LED lights to help the reader distinguish the information with ease.

The sides of the device have a gripper design to ensure that it is easy to handle. Lightweight and durable, the device is made from a hard material that is most likely a plastic composite.

The scanner has a bottom port for a USB cord that will allow you to easily plug it into your computer to transfer information and save or print the readouts. The charge cord is conveniently located at the top of the device and can easily plug into any car charging port.

Overall, it is a very classic design with modern features such as colored LED lighting and a large screen area making it easy to read and use.



Supports Multiple Codes: This device will work on manufacturer specific codes, generic check engine codes and pending codes.

Programmed with codes for most US, Asian and European made cars. Once registered, this device includes a lifetime of updates, so you will always have the newest codes being used by the car manufacturers as well as retaining the older codes.

Freeze Frame Data: When the scanner reads the check engine code it will also take a snapshot of other functions going on in the car at the time. This will include engine temperature, fluid levels, and coolant temperatures. All of these items could be relevant to the repair.

Enhanced Diagnostics: Sensor can also read emissions related codes, onboard computer errors, o2 sensors and other relevant vehicle information that is not available with similar scanning devices.

The FOXWELL scanner also has three different colors of LED lighting to allow for accurate reading of the information that it displays.

Reset Feature: Many check engine scanners simply read the information and allow the code to remain active. The FOXWELL scanner not only reads the check engine lights, it also resets the codes.

This feature helps ensure that you know exactly when a problem occurs and not just assume that it is the same issue causing the check engine light to come on.

Save and Print: As an additional bonus, you can easily connect the scanner to your computer and download the information. Save the information for your records or create a printout to use while you are making your repairs. This is a valuable feature for home mechanics that service cars for customers.

Read the ANCEL AD310 review Its another good OBDII Scan Tool

Note That Worth: Is the Foxwell NT301 Good Enough?

The Foxwell NT301 is a very good deal for its price. This handy device performs more functions than many similar or higher priced handheld scanning devices. The additional features, such as multiple LED lighting and lifetime updates, makes it a fantastic deal for the money.