1. Home
  2. /
  3. Scanners
  4. /
  5. Ancel
  6. /
  7. ANCEL FX3000 Review

ANCEL FX3000 Review

OBD2PROS may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. This comes at no additional cost to you, and all the prices and availability are accurate at the time of publishing.


Review of: ANCEL FX3000

Product Type: Handheld Unit

Reviewed by: Alex Meyer

Quality of Build

Value For Money

Ease of Use

What We Like

  • Ease of use.
  • Comfortable, durable design.
  • Good features for the price point.

What We Don't Like

  • No Mac connectivity
  • Requires software update out of box.
  • Good variety of compatible vehicle makes but still limited relative to comparable models.

If you need value in your OBD II scanner, the ANCEL FX3000 packs comprehensive features in a consumer-friendly package. If you repair a broad array of vehicles, the FX3000 sports the versatility to manage many of the functions in fixing diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) for most major manufacturers. Despite its extensive functionality, DIY car enthusiasts will find its intuitive interface easy to navigate to get repairs done quickly.

ANCEL FX3000 Review

  • Review body
  • pros & cons
  • resources

Look and Feel

The two-handed design of the FX3000 is itself an upgrade from cheaper, smaller models. The casing is made of rugged, anti-slip rubber, making it comfortable to hold and resistant to impact damage. 

An interesting ergonomic feature is the recessed finger holds on the backside that allow the user to grip the scanner like a handle. This makes button operation much more convenient.

The screen is a TFT backlit design, so the definition and brightness is fantastic. With a 4” diameter, the screen is ample but by no means the largest you can find.


There is not much to the connectivity. A standard connection to your car is facilitated by an in-scanner guide. Beyond that, a wired USB connection to your PC allows you to update your software, use ANCEL’s web services and print data.


A clear upgrade to the FX2000, the FX3000 keeps up with pricier models in its vehicle diagnostic coverage.

Here is a breakdown of its key features:

45 covered makes: The FX3000 is compatible with most international vehicles since 2005 and US-based manufacturers since 1996.

10 OBD II test modes: Test modes include:

  1. Reading/clearing DTCs.
  2. Freeze frame.
  3. I/M readiness status.
  4. Live data stream.
  5. O2 sensor data.
  6. On-board monitoring.
  7. EVAP system test.
  8. Vehicle information.

4-system diagnosis: Checks the four primary systems — engine, transmission, SRS and ABS — for the most popular manufacturers.

Diagnostic report storage: Data stream able to show up to four engine parameters in a graph. Data can be recorded as graphs and played back on demand.

5 reset services: The FX3000 has 5 reset options — oil light reset, EPB release, ABS reset, SAS calibration and battery registration. Users can identify, calibrate and clear codes in these essential functions.

The FX3000 features a quick response time. Menu navigation is intuitive and data interpretation is made easy with graphing models. With freeze frame data and recordable and printable readings, tracking system performance is simple to manage.


Powerful and straightforward operation make the FX3000 versatile enough for pros and at-home car repair enthusiasts. Its impressive array of diagnostic features covers an exhaustive range of control modules and systems to identify and fix any issue. If you have a newer vehicle model, the FX3000 is a perfect fit for efficient maintenance. For more information on OBD II scanners, follow our blog or contact our knowledgeable experts.

Leave a Comment