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CarMD delivers vehicle diagnostic & maintenance information in a straight forward and accessible platform. Tap into our 30+ years of automotive expertise to help power your apps.
Discover, Predict and Improve
With our APIs you get both the diagnosis and the cure, for a single vehicle or an entire fleet. Our APIs give you access to our library of vehicle information. See what’s wrong, get a list of repair parts, display repair cost, predict future maintenance, and much more.
Big Data
Little Effort
CarMD delivers vehicle diagnostic & maintenance information in a straight forward and accessible platform. Tap into our 30+ years of automotive expertise to help power your apps.
Discover, Predict and Improve
With our APIs you get both the diagnosis and the cure, for a single vehicle or an entire fleet. Our APIs give you access to our library of vehicle information. See what’s wrong, get a list of repair parts, display repair cost, predict future maintenance, and much more.
Big Data
Little Effort
CarMD delivers vehicle diagnostic & maintenance information in a straight forward and accessible platform. Tap into our 30+ years of automotive expertise to help power your apps.
Discover, Predict and Improve
With our APIs you get both the diagnosis and the cure, for a single vehicle or an entire fleet. Our APIs give you access to our library of vehicle information. See what’s wrong, get a list of repair parts, display repair cost, predict future maintenance, and much more.

Services

Example


{
"data":{
"vin":"JTEZU5JR0B5014892",
"make":"TOYOTA",
"year":"2011",
"model":"4RUNNER",
"engine":"U",
"engineType":"V6, 4.0L; DOHC; 24V; EFI"
}
}

VIN Decode

17 characters remaining

OBD Lookup
Example


{
"data":{
"accessImageURL":"link_to_img",
"locationImageURL":"link_to_img",
"notes":"Driver Side - Under Lower Left Side of Dashboard",
"accessNotes":"uncovered"
}
}

Maintenance
Get a vehicle’s scheduled maintenance items at a mileage or retrieve a list of all scheduled maintenance items for a vehicle.
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Repair Report
Diagnostic reports are generated as a result of ‘Update Vehicle Odometer and OBD’ API to pass along vehicle OBD2 information. If the user has a Check Engine Light or pending issues, a diagnostic report is generated. This report contains all the information pertaining to that code, including but not limited to, the laymen meaning and severity of the code, and the most-likely repair.
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Example


{
"data":{
"vin":"JTEZU5JR0B5014892",
"make":"TOYOTA",
"year":"2011",
"model":"4RUNNER",
"engine":"U",
"engineType":"V6, 4.0L; DOHC; 24V; EFI"
}
}

VIN Decode

17 characters remaining

OBD Lookup
Example


{
"data":{
"accessImageURL":"link_to_img",
"locationImageURL":"link_to_img",
"notes":"Driver Side - Under Lower Left Side of Dashboard",
"accessNotes":"uncovered"
}
}

Maintenance
Get a vehicle’s scheduled maintenance items at a mileage or retrieve a list of all scheduled maintenance items for a vehicle.
Start testing our APIs for free – It only takes a second
Repair Report
Diagnostic reports are generated as a result of ‘Update Vehicle Odometer and OBD’ API to pass along vehicle OBD2 information. If the user has a Check Engine Light or pending issues, a diagnostic report is generated. This report contains all the information pertaining to that code, including but not limited to, the laymen meaning and severity of the code, and the most-likely repair.
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VIN Decode

17 characters remaining

Example


{
"data":{
"vin":"JTEZU5JR0B5014892",
"make":"TOYOTA",
"year":"2011",
"model":"4RUNNER",
"engine":"U",
"engineType":"V6, 4.0L; DOHC; 24V; EFI"
}
}

OBD Lookup
Example


{
"data":{
"accessImageURL":"link_to_img",
"locationImageURL":"link_to_img",
"notes":"Driver Side - Under Lower Left Side of Dashboard",
"accessNotes":"uncovered"
}
}

Maintenance
Get a vehicle’s scheduled maintenance items at a mileage or retrieve a list of all scheduled maintenance items for a vehicle.
Start testing our APIs for free – It only takes a second
Repair Report
Diagnostic reports are generated as a result of ‘Update Vehicle Odometer and OBD’ API to pass along vehicle OBD2 information. If the user has a Check Engine Light or pending issues, a diagnostic report is generated. This report contains all the information pertaining to that code, including but not limited to, the laymen meaning and severity of the code, and the most-likely repair.
Get Started Now

Multiple Applications

Predict Vehicle Trouble

Get an alert on a possible vehicle issue before it happens with our predictive failure system

Built in Analytics

Get a bird’s-eye view of the data without diving too deep. Our service comes with built in analytics to help uncover interesting information

Warranties, Safety Recalls, and TSBs

All are included in the service and are available on demand. We’ve made it so you can organize, look up, and pull relevant TSBs and Safety Recalls easily

Plugin Locations for Vehicles

CarMD helps users locate their vehicle’s OBD2 port with directions and images tailored for their specific vehicle

Vehicle Diagnostic & Maintenance Services

Quickly see what’s wrong and get a list of the right parts and repair costs

Software as a Service

No upsells or need for upgrades. You get it all, every month

Predict Vehicle Trouble

Get an alert on a possible vehicle issue before it happens with our predictive failure system

Built in Analytics

Get a bird’s-eye view of the data without diving too deep. Our service comes with built in analytics to help uncover interesting information

Warranties, Safety Recalls, and TSBs

All are included in the service and are available on demand. We’ve made it so you can organize, look up, and pull relevant TSBs and Safety Recalls easily

Plugin Locations for Vehicles

CarMD helps users locate their vehicle’s OBD2 port with directions and images tailored for their specific vehicle

Vehicle Diagnostic & Maintenance Services

Quickly see what’s wrong and get a list of the right parts and repair costs

Software as a Service

No upsells or need for upgrades. You get it all, every month

Predict Vehicle Trouble

Get an alert on a possible vehicle issue before it happens with our predictive failure system

Built in Analytics

Get a bird’s-eye view of the data without diving too deep. Our service comes with built in analytics to help uncover interesting information

Warranties, Safety Recalls, and TSBs

All are included in the service and are available on demand. We’ve made it so you can organize, look up, and pull relevant TSBs and Safety Recalls easily

Plugin Locations for Vehicles

CarMD helps users locate their vehicle’s OBD2 port with directions and images tailored for their specific vehicle

Vehicle Diagnostic & Maintenance Services

Quickly see what’s wrong and get a list of the right parts and repair costs

Software as a Service

No upsells or need for upgrades. You get it all, every month

Our services are available for vehicles in North America (including Canada and Mexico) that are from 1996 or newer.
Most of our services do not require any hardware installation or upgrades. The only one that does is our diagnostic services.

(The Top 100 Vehicles in the U.S. (MY 1996-2019) with the fewest “check engine”-related problems reported from Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019)

Rank Year Make Model Index Frequency Score
1. 2017 HONDA CR-V 0.007
2. 2017 SUBARU OUTBACK 0.011
3. 2016 LEXUS NX 0.014
4. 2017 SUBARU LEGACY 0.015
5. 2017 HONDA CIVIC 0.017
6. 2017 HONDA HR-V 0.017
7. 2015 LEXUS NX 0.019
8. 2016 SUBARU FORESTER 0.019
9. 2015 ACURA MDX 0.02
10. 2015 ACURA RDX 0.021
11. 2016 HONDA CIVIC 0.021
12. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ S 0.022
13. 2015 ACURA TLX 0.022
14. 2016 SUBARU OUTBACK 0.023
15. 2016 HONDA HR-V 0.023
16. 2016 LEXUS ES 0.024
17. 2014 ACURA MDX 0.025
18. 2016 AUDI A3 0.025
19. 2016 HONDA CR-V 0.026
20. 2017 INFINITI Q50 0.026
21. 2017 BMW X3 0.027
22. 2017 GMC ACADIA 0.027
23. 2015 LEXUS RX 0.028
24. 2017 AUDI Q5 0.029
25. 2016 BMW X3 0.03
26. 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS 0.03
27. 2015 LEXUS GX 0.03
28. 2016 TOYOTA RAV4 HV 0.03
29. 2017 TOYOTA RAV4 0.03
30. 2014 LEXUS RX 0.031
31. 2017 SUBARU CROSSTREK 0.031
32. 2015 BMW X5 0.031
33. 2016 CADILLAC ESCALADE 0.033
34. 2017 CHEVROLET VOLT 0.034
35. 2017 TOYOTA RAV4 HV 0.034
36. 2017 GMC YUKON 0.035
37. 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ E 0.035
38. 2017 MAZDA CX-5 0.035
39. 2015 HONDA CR-V 0.035
40. 2015 SUBARU FORESTER 0.035
41. 2017 HONDA ODYSSEY 0.035
42. 2016 AUDI A6 0.036
43. 2014 ACURA RDX 0.037
44. 2016 MINI COOPER 0.037
45. 2016 SUBARU CROSSTREK 0.037
46. 2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 0.038
47. 2017 HONDA ACCORD 0.038
48. 2017 FORD EXPLORER 0.04
49. 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ E 0.04
50. 2017 SUBARU IMPREZA 0.04
51. 2016 VOLVO XC90 0.041
52. 2016 TOYOTA PRIUS 0.042
53. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA 0.043
54. 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ C 0.043
55. 2017 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC 0.044
56. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C 0.045
57. 2017 NISSAN MURANO 0.045
58. 2017 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 0.045
59. 2015 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK 0.045
60. 2013 LEXUS RX 0.045
61. 2015 LEXUS ES 0.045
62. 2016 SUBARU IMPREZA 0.045
63. 2016 GMC YUKON 0.046
64. 2016 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 0.046
65. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA 0.047
66. 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA 0.048
67. 2013 ACURA MDX 0.049
68. 2011 LEXUS RX 0.049
69. 2017 TOYOTA SIENNA 0.05
70. 2014 LEXUS ES 0.05
71. 2016 TOYOTA TACOMA 0.05
72. 2017 FORD F150 0.05
73. 2016 CHEVROLET TAHOE 0.052
74. 2012 LEXUS RX 0.052
75. 2013 ACURA RDX 0.052
76. 2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT 0.053
77. 2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 0.053
78. 2017 HONDA RIDGELINE 0.053
79. 2016 TOYOTA SIENNA 0.053
80. 2015 INFINITI QX60 0.054
81. 2016 TOYOTA RAV4 0.056
82. 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC 0.056
83. 2017 MAZDA 3 0.056
84. 2014 HONDA CR-V 0.057
85. 2016 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 0.057
86. 2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 0.057
87. 2016 SUBARU LEGACY 0.058
88. 2016 GMC YUKON XL 0.058
89. 2014 BMW X5 0.06
90. 2017 NISSAN ARMADA 0.06
91. 2016 AUDI Q5 0.06
92. 2017 MAZDA 6 0.06
93. 2016 NISSAN MURANO 0.06
94. 2016 HONDA ODYSSEY 0.061
95. 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE 0.061
96. 2017 GMC SAVANA 0.061
97. 2017 CHEVROLET TAHOE 0.062
98. 2013 LEXUS ES 0.062
99. 2017 GMC TERRAIN 0.063
100. 2017 KIA SEDONA 0.063

(The Top 100 Vehicles in the U.S. (MY 1996-2019) with the lowest average “check engine”-related repair costs reported from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019)

Rank Year Make Model Average “Check Engine” Light-Related Repair Cost
1. 2017 SUBARU OUTBACK $59.92
2. 2016 TOYOTA PRIUS $67.71
3. 2017 HYUNDAI TUCSON $79.12
4. 2017 KIA SOUL $82.05
5. 2016 MERCEDES-BENZ C $84.51
6. 2017 TOYOTA PRIUS $85.02
7. 2017 SUBARU LEGACY $85.73
8. 2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON $96.69
9. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ ML $99.93
10. 2016 KIA FORTE $106.94
11. 2015 ACURA RDX $112.03
12. 2017 TOYOTA RAV4 $113.34
13. 2017 HONDA HR-V $123.39
14. 2017 BMW X3 $123.49
15. 2017 DODGE DURANGO $126.97
16. 2015 KIA FORTE $128.34
17. 2011 KIA OPTIMA $129.01
18. 2017 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE $132.71
19. 2016 TOYOTA CAMRY $134.18
20. 2017 CHEVROLET TRAX $139.38
21. 2016 GMC ACADIA $140.12
22. 2016 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE $146.48
23. 2016 BUICK ENCLAVE $146.76
24. 2015 TOYOTA CAMRY $158.15
25. 2017 KIA FORTE $164.28
26. 2015 GMC ACADIA $164.64
27. 2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE $165.89
28. 2017 TOYOTA CAMRY $166.57
29. 2015 BUICK ENCLAVE $167.66
30. 2016 SUBARU OUTBACK $170.64
31. 2017 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE $172.03
32. 2015 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE $172.93
33. 2016 NISSAN SENTRA $172.98
34. 2014 KIA FORTE $174.63
35. 2016 GMC TERRAIN $175.97
36. 2010 KIA SOUL $176.08
37. 2013 KIA FORTE $176.24
38. 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $177.16
39. 2016 HONDA ODYSSEY $178.49
40. 2014 CHEVROLET IMPALA LIMITED $179.45
41. 2013 TOYOTA RAV4 $180.50
42. 2010 HYUNDAI SONATA $181.26
43. 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C $183.77
44. 2015 MINI COOPER $185.00
45. 2015 TOYOTA RAV4 $187.03
46. 2017 KIA OPTIMA $187.14
47. 2017 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT $187.19
48. 2015 CHEVROLET COLORADO $187.87
49. 2016 FORD MUSTANG $188.59
50. 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX $188.62
51. 2017 SUBARU IMPREZA $188.83
52. 2013 FORD C-MAX $191.54
53. 2017 HYUNDAI SONATA $191.67
54. 2014 HONDA PILOT $191.75
55. 2015 FORD MUSTANG $193.15
56. 2014 TOYOTA CAMRY $193.56
57. 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT $193.58
58. 2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO $194.97
59. 2010 KIA FORTE $196.07
60. 2015 CHEVROLET EQUINOX $196.67
61. 2016 TOYOTA RAV4 $196.86
62. 2017 NISSAN FRONTIER $196.92
63. 2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU $196.97
64. 2013 TOYOTA CAMRY $197.84
65. 2012 JEEP LIBERTY $198.06
66. 2014 TOYOTA RAV4 $198.33
67. 2012 KIA FORTE $198.99
68. 2002 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC $199.30
69. 2011 KIA SOUL $200.17
70. 2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC $200.44
71. 2015 GMC TERRAIN $201.13
72. 2017 HYUNDAI ACCENT $201.20
73. 2017 TOYOTA COROLLA $201.51
74. 2014 JEEP PATRIOT $202.74
75. 2012 HONDA CIVIC $203.49
76. 2017 FORD MUSTANG $204.29
77. 2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA $204.78
78. 2017 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED $204.95
79. 2014 HYUNDAI SONATA $205.00
80. 2016 FORD FIESTA $205.07
81. 2013 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE $205.62
82. 2008 JEEP LIBERTY $205.93
83. 2017 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $205.97
84. 2016 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT $206.18
85. 2017 DODGE JOURNEY $207.03
86. 2017 CHEVROLET EQUINOX $208.86
87. 2015 SUBARU OUTBACK $209.78
88. 2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER $209.94
89. 2008 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER $209.94
90. 2016 CHEVROLET TRAX $209.95
91. 2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $210.31
92. 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA $210.83
93. 2015 HONDA PILOT $210.98
94. 2016 AUDI Q5 $211.50
95. 2013 GMC ACADIA $211.73
96. 2003 DODGE NEON $212.60
97. 2016 JEEP PATRIOT $213.84
98. 2010 DODGE AVENGER $215.04
99. 2015 CADILLAC SRX $215.32
100. 2016 SUBARU CROSSTREK $216.65

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Highlights

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Still have questions? Send us an email and a member of our data team will assist you.
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    No coding required and its free.


    Our services are available for vehicles in North America (including Canada and Mexico) that are from 1996 or newer.
    Most of our services do not require any hardware installation or upgrades. The only one that does is our diagnostic services.

    Contact Us
    Still have questions? Send us an email and a member of our data team will assist you.
    Now opening the next version of our APIs to all users. These APIs are still in Beta and are continuously being updated. Register now to get started.

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      Try the APIs
      No coding required and its free.


      Our services are available for vehicles in North America (including Canada and Mexico) that are from 1996 or newer.
      Most of our services do not require any hardware installation or upgrades. The only one that does is our diagnostic services.

      Contact Us
      Still have questions? Send us an email and a member of our data team will assist you.
      Now opening the next version of our APIs to all users. These APIs are still in Beta and are continuously being updated. Register now to get started.

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