OBDSA

ON BOARD DIAGNOSTICS SOUTH AFRICA

Protocol List

This is a general reference list with regard to the compatibility of cars with OBD2 protocols. The fact that a certain vehicle is not listed does not mean it is not OBD-II compliant, or that it is not compatible with interfaces.

The list below is the general international list and may not apply to all South African cars as South African manufacturers do not have to comply with the OBD2 Standard (I've heard a rumour that compliance will be required from 2010). From experience with South African cars, we know that in general most Mercedes Benz, Ford , Volkswagen , Audi , Subaru , Mazda ,Jeep , Chrysler, Toyota (1998-2004) petrol BMW's are OBD2 compliant , whereas in general , South African  diesel BMW's , Opel  and Nissan are not OBD2 compliant. Also since 2004 some manufacturers have implemented non OBD2 Compliant implementations of the CAN System. So for some makes (like BMW and Toyota ) some models will be compatible and some not !

 So really the only way to know for sure if a car is 
compatible is to plug it in and test it!! 

  For non - obd2 compliant South African Cars we recommend 
(click for more details)
for BMW - BMW INPA
for Opels (1997-2004) - Opel Tech 2
for OBD1 Opels and American GM - GM OBD1 Scantool 
For OBD2 Compliant Cars refer to the list below 

ISO - use ELM 323

VPW - use ELM 322 

PWM - use ELM 320

ELM 327 is compatible with all protocols

List of OBD Vehicle Protocols

 

 

Vehicles tested with Elm family of OBD-II Interfaces:

Make

Model

Year

Protocol

Audi

A4

1998

ISO

Audi

A4

2001

ISO

Audi

A6

1998

ISO

Audi

Cabriolet

1997

ISO

BMW

316i

2003

ISO

BMW

318ti

1998

ISO

BMW

320

2002

ISO

BMW

323 Ci

2000

ISO

BMW

528i

1997

ISO

BMW

528i

1998

ISO

BMW

528iA (E39)

2000

ISO

Chrysler

Voyager

1995

ISO

Citroen

Hdi

2000

ISO

Citroen

Xantia Turbo CT

1997

ISO

Citroen

Xsara

1999

ISO

Citroen

Xsara Picasso

2000

ISO

Citroen

Xsara SX 1.6i

2002

ISO

Citroen

Xsara VRT

2000

ISO

Dodge

Neon

1995

ISO

Dodge

Neon

2002

VPW

Dodge

RAM 1500

1999

ISO

Dodge

RAM 2500

1999

ISO

Fiat

Punto

2000

ISO

Fiat

Punto

2002

ISO

Fiat

Stilo

2002

ISO

Ford

Mondeo

1999

PWM

Ford

E150

2000

PWM

Ford

Escort

1998

PWM

Ford

Expedition

1998

PWM

Ford

Explorer

1998

PWM

Ford

Explorer

2000

PWM

Ford

F150

1997

PWM

Ford

F150

2003

PWM

Ford

F150 (truck)

1999

PWM

Ford

F150 (van)

1999

PWM

Ford

F250

2000

PWM

Ford

F250 (Australian)

2002

PWM

Ford

Fiesta

1997

PWM

Ford

Focus

1999

PWM

Ford

Focus

2002

PWM

Ford

Focus (UK)

2001

PWM

Ford

Focus SVT

2002

PWM

Ford

Probe

1997

ISO

Honda

Accord

1998

ISO

Honda

Accord

2000

ISO

Honda

Accord

2002

ISO

Honda

Civic

1996

ISO

Honda

Civic

1997

ISO

Honda

Civic

2000

ISO

Honda

Civic

2001

ISO

Honda

Civic

2002

ISO

Honda

Civic Type R

2003

ISO

Honda

Odyssey

2002

ISO

Honda

S2000

2000

ISO

Hyundai

Accent

1998

ISO

Hyundai

Accent

2000

ISO

Hyundai

Elantra

1996

ISO

Hyundai

Elantra

2001

ISO

Hyundai

Matrix

2002

ISO

Hyundai

Tiburon

1997

ISO

Infiniti

Q45

1999

ISO

Isuzu

Trooper

1998

VPW

Jaguar

XJ6 (X300) *

1997

ISO

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

1996

ISO

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

1997

ISO

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

1998

ISO

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

1999

ISO

Jeep

Liberty

2002

ISO

Jeep

Liberty

2003

VPW

Kia

Sephia

1999

ISO

Kia

Spectra

2001

ISO

Land Rover

Range Rover

1997

ISO

Mazda

B2300

2002

PWM

Mazda

B2500SE Pickup

2001

PWM

Mazda

B3000

2002

PWM

Mazda

MX-5 (Australian)

2003

ISO

Mazda

MX-5 (Miata)

2003

ISO

Mercedes-Benz

C (W203)

2002

ISO

Mercedes-Benz

C200 Kompressor

2003

ISO

Mercedes-Benz

C230

1998

ISO

Mercedes-Benz

C230

2000

ISO

Mercedes-Benz

Class A

2000

ISO

Mini

Cooper

2002

ISO

Mitsubishi

Eclipse

1997

ISO

Mitsubishi

Eclipse Spyder

2002

ISO

Mitsubishi

Galant

2003

ISO

Mitsubishi

Lancer

1999

ISO

Mitsubishi

Lancer Evolution

2003

ISO

Mitsubishi

Mirage

1999

ISO

Mitsubishi

Montero

1995

ISO

Nissan

240SX

1996

ISO

Nissan

Altima

1997

ISO

Nissan

Altima

1999

ISO

Nissan

Altima GXE

1997

ISO

Nissan

Frontier

1999

ISO

Nissan

Maxima

1996

ISO

Nissan

Maxima GLE

1999

ISO

Nissan

Micra

2003

ISO

Nissan

Pathfinder

2002

ISO

Nissan

Primera

1999

ISO

Nissan

Sentra

2001

ISO

Nissan

Sentra SE

2000

ISO

Nissan

Sentra SE-R

2002

ISO

Nissan

Sentra SpecV

2003

ISO

Nissan

Terrano

1997

ISO

Opel

Astra

2001

ISO

Opel

Frontera

1999

ISO

Opel

Omega

2001

ISO

Opel

Vectra

1998

ISO

Opel

Vectra

2001

ISO

Opel

Zafira (diesel)

2002

ISO

Peugeot

106

1998

ISO

Peugeot

106

2003

ISO

Peugeot

206

2003

ISO

Peugeot

206 GTi

2002

ISO

Peugeot

406

2001

ISO

Peugeot

406

2002

ISO

Peugeot

406 HDi

1999

ISO

Renault

Clio

2001

ISO

Renault

Kangoo

2003

ISO

Renault

Megane

2000

ISO

SAAB

9-3

1999

ISO

SAAB

9000

1998

ISO

SAAB

9000CDE

1996

ISO

Seat

Cordoba 1.4 SX

2000

ISO

Skoda

Octavia

2002

ISO

Subaru

Impreza WRX

2002

ISO

Subaru

Impreza WRX

2003

ISO

Subaru

Outback Wagon

2002

ISO

Suzuki

Grand Vitara

2000

ISO

Suzuki

Sidekick

1997

ISO

Suzuki

Vitara

1997

ISO

Toyota

Camry

2002

ISO

Toyota

Celica GT-S

2000

ISO

Toyota

Corolla

1997

VPW

Toyota

Corolla

1998

ISO

Toyota

Corolla

2002

ISO

Toyota

Corolla (European)

2002

ISO

Toyota

RAV4

2001

ISO

Toyota

Sienna LE

1999

ISO

Toyota

Solara

1999

ISO

Toyota

Solara LE

2000

ISO

Toyota

Tacoma

1995

VPW

Toyota

Tacoma

2000

ISO

Toyota

Tacoma

2002

ISO

Toyota

Tundra

2000

ISO

Toyota

Tundra

2001

ISO

Toyota

Tundra

2003

ISO

Toyota

Yaris

2000

ISO

Volkswagen

Beetle

2000

ISO

Volkswagen

Bora

1999

ISO

Volkswagen

Eurovan Camper

1997

ISO

Volkswagen

Golf

1997

ISO

Volkswagen

Golf

1998

ISO

Volkswagen

Golf

2001

ISO

Volkswagen

Golf GL

1996

ISO

Volkswagen

Jetta

1997

ISO

Volkswagen

Jetta

2002

ISO

Volkswagen

Jetta Wagon

2003

ISO

Volkswagen

Passat

1996

ISO

Volkswagen

Passat

1997

ISO

Volkswagen

Passat

1999

ISO

Volkswagen

Passat

2003

ISO

Volkswagen

Sharan

1998

ISO

Volvo

850 T5

1997

ISO

Volvo

850 Turbo

1996

ISO

Volvo

S40

2000

ISO

Volvo

S60

2001

ISO

Volvo

S70

1999

ISO

Volvo

S80 T6

1999

ISO

Volvo

V70

1998

ISO