A vehicle will FAIL a Smog Check if:
1996 – 1999 : If 2 or more monitors are incomplete
Gas Powered & Hybrid
2000 – Newer: If any monitor other than the Evaporative system monitor is incomplete.
1998 – 2006: If any monitor is incomplete
2007 – Newer: If 3 or more are incomplete
Sometimes, readiness monitors will not set because of a broken emission control system component. The Owner’s Manual often contains drive cycle information to achieve monitor readiness. BAR has found that certain vehicles, including the vehicles listed below, may have difficulty completing all monitors during normal driving:
- 2000-2001 Nissan Maxima
- 2000-2001 Infiniti I30
- 2000 BMW 323i
- 2004 Ford E350 Super Duty (5.4L)
Please click here for BAR’s complete list of OBD Testability Issues, and BAR’s suggested solutions, or contact the BAR Referee at (800) 622-7733.