Launch CR7001 Review


Review of: Launch CR7001

Product Type: ​Handheld Unit

Reviewed by: Alex Meyer

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Value For Money

Ease of Use

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Large four-inch backlit screen
  • No battery required - powers directly from your car
  • Over 46 foreign and domestic brands built-in
  • Read and erase all DTC codes
  • Oil check and reset option (post-2006 cars)
  • Long four-foot connection cord
  • Live data streaming
  • O2 sensor test
  • Onboard computer diagnostics
  • Intuitive menu controls
  • May not work with all makes and models
  • Not all functions are available for all cars
  • In rare cases, the software may freeze

When choosing an OBD2 scanner, you can either find something that’s built to offer a wide array of features and functions, or you can opt for a model that’s a bit more simplified. With the Launch CR7001, you’re getting one of the latter.

However, even though this device could be considered a “standard” OBD2 reader, it offers substantial functionality that makes it better than most others in its class. Let’s see what it can do.

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Launch has cemented itself as a world-renown maker of high-quality OBD2 scanners, and the 7001 model is an excellent choice for casual car enthusiasts everywhere. With a vast array of makes and models included, as well as a streamlined design, you can do a lot with this machine.

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