What Check Engine Light codes does Automatic detect?

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What level of Check Engine Light (CEL) codes will it support? I recently purchased an Actron U-Scan which will tell you what codes your car has, but they don't tell you that you have to pay extra for Powertrain codes, or ABS codes, or other "extra" features. It would be great if the Link supported any/all codes your car throws...
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Hi Edison517,

Automatic can read and interpret any generic "P" class OBD II code given by the car. We can also interpret generic codes in B, C, and U classes in cars that use these codes. However, some cars also give manufacturer-specific codes in addition to generic codes. While we can *read* most manufacture-specific codes, we can't at this time *interpret* them.
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Further explanation of this:

We can interpret generically formatted manufacturer specific codes that are in the Pxxxx/Uxxxx/Bxxxx/Cxxxx format. However, if it's in any other format, we won't even recognize it as a code. It's just "traffic on the wire" as far as the Link is concerned. For instance, we have an employee with a BMW and if his SRS light is on and the car is giving code "19", Automatic would not even receive that. This is because the car won't give us that data because we are identifying ourselves to the car as a generic scan tool. I hope that helps to clarify things.

We do hope in the future to develop relationships with manufacturers that will enable us to have access to interpreting more codes.