OBD II Code Reader & reset
I've had my GTO for a little over 1 year now. Three times I've had the car start up in Safety Mode, reduced performance and check engine light on.
First time, it reset itself after I drove a few miles and restarted the car. Second time, I went to dealer and it was "accelerator stuck". They reset the code and it has never happened again. Third time, I drove about 10 miles in safety mode, restarted the car next morning and check engine was still on but no safety mode, drove 10 miles, retarted the car again and everything is cleared out. I've also had an ABS failure detected three times in the last year. After recycling the engine it also clears itself.
I understand that some codes clear themselves after a while without a repeat. The car computer is simply too smart for itself...I truely believe that HAL controls my GTO, not me.
Now my question. We put an OBD II code reader on the car and it errrors out and can not read the engine code. I'm thinking...I'm going to be PISSED if I'm on a trip and the car comes up in Safety Mode, Reduced Performance and I'm stuck until a dealer can read and clear the code. I want to purchase an OBD II reader that will work with our GTO's. This way I can either clear the code or at least know the severity of the problem and if I need to get to a dealer right away or not. Can anyone recommend a reader that is proven to work? Also, best pricing if possible. Thanks in advance for any advice.