OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released an Encore diagnostics software update with new coverage for most Asian and domestic 2015 model year vehicles, expanded coverage for late-model vehicles and more than 3,000 special tests.
The latest diagnostics update, version 188.8.131.52, also focuses on user experience, making the tool more intuitive while strengthening speed and functionality, according to Bosch.
Major improvements include an update to data stream and expanded information on the all DTCs scan screen. Encore data stream now shows 16 PIDs with multiple filtering options to quickly analyze vehicle data. Enhanced search functionality and communication on multiple screens enables technicians to quickly locate a vehicle problem and begin troubleshooting and fixing.
Encore version 184.108.40.206 features include:
* new vehicle coverage for 2015 model year GM, Ford, Chrysler/Jeep, Honda/Acura, Hyundai/Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Alfa Romeo 4C and Fiat;
* improved Ford power balance test to help clearly identify cylinder failures in 3-valve engines;
* 4,473 new vehicle-ECU combinations;
* 3,043 new actuation tests;
* coverage for 2,479 systems; and
* 234 new adjustment tests.
Encore version 220.127.116.11 also provides expanded vehicle coverage for:
* Ford/Lincoln – 2008 - 2014 side obstacle detection, lift gate/trunk, trailer brake, remote function actuator and parking aid;
* Honda/Acura – 2003 - 2014 power window, memory seat and auto light;
* Mazda – 2007 – 2014 body and chassis systems;
* Mitsubishi – 2008 – 2014 HVAC and meter systems; and
* Land Rover – 2014 HVAC, instrument and body systems
All Encore owners with an active diagnostics subscription can download the latest update now and take advantage of new vehicle coverage and tests. Technicians with expiring subscriptions must renew to keep their lifetime warranty active, receive future coverage updates and benefit from the Diagnostics for Life program. Subscription renewal can be done directly on the Encore.
The Diagnostics for Life program applies to existing and future purchasers of the Encore. To qualify for Diagnostics for Life, technicians must only maintain an active, uninterrupted diagnostics subscription with OTC.
For more information, visit www.otctools.com.