Automotive diagnostic process

  • US 8,370,018 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2010
  • Issued: 02/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data to identify the most likely vehicle fix associated with the diagnostic data, the process comprising:

  • receiving at a remote database a combined set of vehicle diagnostic data downloaded to a hand held scan tool from a vehicle onboard computer; and

    prioritizing, in a computer, possible vehicle fix(s) in accordance with ranked matching of the downloaded combined set of diagnostic data to combined sets of diagnostic data stored in a prior experience database, the prior experience database having at least one possible fix associated with each combined set of stored diagnostic data, the possible fix associated with the highest ranked set of stored diagnostic data being identified as the most likely fix.

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