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Autel MS908CV Review 2019[Heavy Duty Diagnostic Scan Tool]

With the ever-changing technology, vehicles are becoming extremely complex that troubleshooting even the basics issues is becoming a problem. But with the introduction of the Autel Maxisys MS908CV heavy duty scan tool, you will be able to diagnose even the most complex drive trains that have been introduced to vehicles. It is one of the most advanced diagnostic scanners just like the Autel Maxisys Elite(processor 1.8 GHz). And MS908CV is the Upgraded Version of Autel Maxisys MS908P Pro scanner. Read this Autel MS908CV review to know more about this Diagnostic Scanner.

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The Autel MS908CV automotive diagnostic scanner performs basic, advanced, and special functions. It is an incredible scan tool for commercial use and has extensive vehicle coverage of more than 80 car makes and models.

Technical Specifications of the Autel Maxisys MS908CV Heavy Duty Diagnostic Scan Tool


Maxisys MS908CV

Works: 1996-present(more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle)
Display: 9.7 inch LED capacitive touchscreen with 1024×768 resolution
Operating System(OS): Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor: Samsung Exynos Quad-Core Processor 1.4GHz
Internal Memory: 2GB RAM and 32GB On-board Memory
Camera (rear): Rear-facing, 5.0 Megapixel, AF with Flashlight
EPB, Brake Bleeding, DPF & SCR, Immo & keys: Yes
Live data: Yes
Views freeze frame data: Yes
Connectivity: Ethernet: RJ45 Ethernet Connection, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n),
USB: 2.0, BT v.2.1 + EDR, SD Card (Support up to 32GB), HDMI
Oil Reset: Yes
Wireless Bluetooth Connection: Yes
Input Voltage: 12 V (9-24 V)
Operating Temp: -10 to 55°C (14 to 131°F)
Storage Temp: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Power and Battery: 11000 mAh 3.7 V lithium-polymer battery Charging via 12 V AC/DC power supply
Power Consumption: 6.5 W
Vehicle Coverage: Expert
Boschauto,Zf Meritor,Powerstroke,
Aisin,Iveco,Mack,Mtu,Eaton, Mwm
Obd,Volvo,Agrale,Hino,Mercedes Benz,Isuzu,Mitsubishi Fuso,
Freightliner,Gmc,Hyundai,Great Wall,Hino,Isuzu,Kia,
Mercedes Benz,Mitsubishi Fuso,Mitsubishi,Nissan,Sterling,
Peterbilt,Workhorse,Setra,Ud,Western Star,Renault
Software Update: Free Online Update
Warranty: One year warranty
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The Autel MS908CV isn’t a cheap scan tool. You have to pay a lot of money to acquire this quality scanner. If you have a tight budget, then you can check the Autel Maxisys MS906 auto diagnostic scanner. But, you will miss a few exclusive features including the J-2534 ECU Programming.

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  • Wireless connection
  • Advanced ECU coding and programming
  • Wide vehicle coverage
  • Powerful diagnosis and analysis
  • Special functions such as maintenance resets, injector quantity adjustment, etc
  • Cortex-A9 quad-core processor
  • 7-inch backlit glossy multitouch display
  • 32GB solid state drive

Benefits of the Autel MS908CV diagnostic scanner

Extensive vehicle coverage

This is one of the most versatile diagnostic scanners that you will ever come across. It is compatible with more than 80 US, Asian, and European light trucks, medium trucks, and heavy-duty truck vehicles. In addition, it can access all available systems in these vehicles. So, if you’ve got a busy car repair shop that deals with all kinds of vehicles, this will be a good investment for you.

Wireless connectivity

The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity have made this device to be easy to use as you can diagnose your car while seated on the bench or when working under the hood. It features an amazing Bluetooth communication range of up to 230m, which will keep you connected within your work area. Apart from having an excellent Bluetooth connectivity, the portable VCI Bluetooth connector performs perfectly on data transmission between your car and the display tablet.

Intuitive user interface

The scan tool features a large 9.7-inch multitouch screen that displays all the data recorded. It is easy to use by simply clicking on the function that you want to perform. Setting up the scanner may take you some time, but you will have an easy time using it.

Wide range of functions

The Autel MS908 is a true definition of a heavy-duty diagnostic scanner. It can perform basic, advanced, and special functions. The special functions that it performs include EPB, SAS, oil reset, BMS services, and ECU coding. Advanced functions are intelligent navigation control standard, air suspension calibration, etc. Other functions include air condition initialization and windows initialization learning.

Management and support

Apart from having a wide range of functions, the scanner comes with a MaxiFix platform. This platform provides you with a huge database of diagnostics tips and procedures. The community forums enable you to discuss with other users and find quick answers to different problems. With the data manager, you can save, print, and review the saved files at a later stage.

Fast and accurate

With the fantastic cortex-A9 quad-core processor and internal reliable and fast 32GB solid state drive, this scanner will provide you with a quick running speed as well as a fast diagnoses. It is also accurate and easy to use.

Sturdy carrying case

Just like any other Autel scanner, the Autel MS908 comes with a sturdy carrying case. This protects the device when it is not in use or when it is being transported from one place to another.
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Setbacks of the Autel MS98CV diagnostic scan Tool

This automotive diagnostic scanner takes longer to set up when compared to other scan tools in the same category. So, you will have to be patient.

It is also very pricey and only limited to a few mechanics or individuals who can afford it. If you own a simple car repair shop or you’re a DIYer, this is not the device for you as it is very costly. Also, if you don’t want to get a simple diagnostic tool like the Autel Maxicom MK808, then you have to spend more.

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The Autel MS908CV diagnostic scanner is an advanced scanner that helps you perform a wide range of functions on most 1996 and newer light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty vehicles. The scanner provides a detailed car diagnosis and it is really fast. With extensive vehicle coverage of more than 80 US, Asian, and European vehicles make, this is a great tool for professional car technicians, mechanics as well as PRO DIYers.


Question: What is ECU?
Answer: In full, the ECU means “engine control unit”. Sometimes, it is referred to as an engine control module (ECM). The ECU controls a series of actuators on an internal combustion engine to make sure that there is optimal performance. It performs this by reading values from a number of sensors within the engine bay, interpreting the data with the help of multidimensional performance maps, and adjusting the engine actuators accordingly.

Question: Can I use this scan tool to calibrate seat sensors?
Answer: Yes, you can. But you have to get in touch with Autel and find out if your car make and model is compatible with the Autel MS908CV scan tool.

Still, have a question after reading this Autel MS908CV review? Ask your question below.


    • Autel MS908CV scanner is designed for heavy-duty trucks. It supports most of the truck brand. I have added the supported truck list in the article(Check the technical specification area).


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