Automotive diagnostic and remedial process

  • US 20090006476A1
  • Filed: 06/28/2007
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data to identify likely vehicle fix(s) associated with the diagnostic data and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s), the process comprising:

  • receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to possible vehicle fix(s);

    prioritizing the possible vehicle fix(s) in accordance with ranked matches of the received diagnostic data to combinations of diagnostic data stored in a prior experience database, the prior experience database having an identified fix associated with each stored combination of diagnostic data, the fix associated with the highest ranked combination of diagnostic data being identified as the most likely fix; and

    mapping the most likely fix to a vehicle repair procedure database, the most likely fix being directly mapped to an associated repair procedure for repairing the most likely fix.

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