Innova Partners with FCA to Give Access to Vehicle Diagnostics

Innova Partners with FCA to Give Access to Vehicle Diagnostics

Innova's 7111 Smart Diagnostic System is now authorized to access the Secure Gateway on 2018 and newer FCA vehicles.

Innova Electronics Corporation announced its 7111 Smart Diagnostic System (SDS) tablet is now authorized by AutoAuth for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles U.S. (FCA) to access the Secure Gateway (SGW) on 2018 and newer FCA vehicles. Starting today, SDS 7111 users can unlock FCA SGW-protected vehicles to perform enhanced functions.

SGW is a newer technology used by OEMs such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM, to secure vehicle networks and control access. This module is similar to a firewall that prevents unauthorized vehicle network access, which may put vehicle systems and customers at risk. Without unlocking this gateway, access to a vehicle’s diagnostic network will be limited, Innova said. Functions that may be limited without unlocking include erasing OEM DTCs, performing OEM special functions and active tests and Workshop Tools such as resets, relearns, routines and calibrations.

“Innova has a long history of partnering with OEMs and inking licensing agreements to ensure our tools provide users with safe and honest access to vehicle data,” said ASE Certified Master Technician Keith Andreasen, Innova’s tool product manager. “We expect our longstanding relationship with the OEs to play an important role in the development of Innova’s pro tools, as more vehicle manufacturers implement this type of secure gateway.”

To unlock FCA Secure Gateway Module-protected vehicles, SDS 7111 users should make sure they have the latest firmware and complete a one-time account set up with AutoAuth, Innova said.

The 7111 is designed for repair shop environments, enabling technicians to quickly access OBD2 and OEM diagnostics functions, and perform dealership-level bi-directional routines, self-tests and calibrations. Its OEM diagnostic functions allow instant access to vehicle systems with the ability to select a system such as adaptive cruise control or ABS for further diagnostics. Users can also view, graph, record and playback data for engine, transmission, ABS, SRS and TPMS. Workshop tools offer easy access to more than 30 of the most essential functions used daily such as ABS bleeding, DPF reset, EPB, steering angle reset, etc., Innova said.

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