NASTF Information Requests

Tracking: 267 Status: Closed - Requester Satisfied
State: NJ Name: Nick
Category of Request: OEM Special Tools Availability Manufacturer: HYUNDAI

Have you checked the OEM website?
Description of Repair unable to perform
Trying to purchase GDS light system.
Description of Information not available
GDS scan tool not authorized to be sold to independent service provider. (As per GIP America 714-433-2180)
Description of steps taken to obtain information (help/contact function on website, websites, etc.)
Contacted SPX Kent Moore for pricing/availability on Hyundai GDS light. Kent Moore provided part number J-47439-LT, however they stated that SPX no longer sells this and I must contact GIP America. Contacted GIP America and they stated that they are not authorized to sell the GDS scan tool to an independent service provider, however they were working on a package for aftermarket customers to be released some time next year. I need to be able to communicate with newer Hyundai's now, not next year. I already own a carman scan 2 from Nextec with latest software release, however it is not possible to communicate with newer Hyundai's. Specifically I am trying to read fault codes from a 2009 Accent. Vehicle is not supported by Nextec's software.
Other Comments or Concerns
Mary Hutchinson - 10/19/2009
Preliminary response from Hyundai: Early investigation into this matter is looking like a mis-communication with our tool vendor, GIT America. We are currently working with GIT to develop a new software tool to be used on any computer; however that won’t be available until next year. The current scan tool available is our “GDS Lite” machine, and it has always been available to the aftermarket. I will be calling Mr. Del Rocco tomorrow to coordinate a possible purchase of the GDS lite machine.
Mary Hutchinson - 10/26/2009
Final Response from Hyundai: This final follow-up note is to confirm resolution of the issue listed below. As of today, Mr. Del Rocco is reviewing the pricing/specifications with his management and may purchase our diagnostic machine sometime next week.