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Old 02-28-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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I just came back from car inspection and passed -- I was worried because I occasionally have this "AIR BAG FAILURE" dummy light that comes up. I somehow got lucky and it never popped up during inspection.

I asked how my '03 Saab did during emissions test as I was curious. The inspector guy said, "Good car! You wouldn't get this sticker if you didn't pass" and then pats the headlamp.
They won't fail you for the air bag "pregnant woman" flashing light (that's what it looks like!) because mine flashes all the time and I passed inspection without a problem. The only thing that causes a problem is if the check engine light is on I believe.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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They won't fail you for the air bag "pregnant woman" flashing light (that's what it looks like!) because mine flashes all the time and I passed inspection without a problem. The only thing that causes a problem is if the check engine light is on I believe.
Hah -- yeah that is exactly what it looks like!

speaking of saab humor:

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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I am looking at a car, where the owner says that Massachusetts will not give him an inspection sticker because a previous owner flashed the ECU with an aftermarket tune, which changed the checksum returned by the ECU (even though it passes emissions). He has since flashed the ECU to stock but the checksum still doesn't match what MA is looking for, but they will not tell him what that field is and Porsche is of no help.

Will NJ ECU check have the same issue?
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:44 PM
 
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You should call the motor vehicle department, they'll be more helpful than internet strangers.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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If you plug in a scanner to the OBD ort under the dash and all is ready and no lights are on then it should pass. Also NJ looks with a video camera for the catalytic convertor as they roll your car in.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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The OP needs to take the car through a few "driving cycles".
In other words, the car's onboard diagnostic system has to be able to detect that, on multiple occasions the engine was started, the car was driven for...let's say...about 10 miles, and then the engine was shut off.

So, if you just start the engine and drive for a few miles before returning to the inspection station, that will not be sufficient. Do a few of the above-mentioned driving cycles, and the computer will acquire enough data for the system to be ready for the inspection.
This. I believe you need to go through 5 drive cycles for everything to be "ready". The reason for this is so people don't plug in their own OBD2 tester and clear the trouble codes, then go to the inspection station before the trouble returns.

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I think your friend was feeding you some BS. You can still operate your vehicle after failing. You have X amount of days to make repairs and be re inspected.
You may operate the vehicle for 30 days after you fail. Just be sure you have documentation or the "Rejected" sticker above your old inspection sticker in case you are stopped.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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BTW in NJ you can only go to the State run MVC inspection stations once, then if you fail they want you to go to a private facility which usually means paying a reinspection fee, whatever it is.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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btw in nj you can only go to the state run mvc inspection stations once, then if you fail they want you to go to a private facility which usually means paying a reinspection fee, whatever it is.
b.s.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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BTW in NJ you can only go to the State run MVC inspection stations once, then if you fail they want you to go to a private facility which usually means paying a reinspection fee, whatever it is.
Is this recent? Never heard of this. What is your source for this information? I think it's bogus. Private garages in NJ are not required to perform state inspections. Therefore, somebody must. That somebody is the State of NJ.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Is this recent? Never heard of this. What is your source for this information? I think it's bogus. Private garages in NJ are not required to perform state inspections. Therefore, somebody must. That somebody is the State of NJ.
Its a recent change, I dont know how heavily enforced as I havent had to try it. My car passed but IF you don't pass on the first time they are stating you take it to a private inspection station for the retest which,,, usually costs a bit, don't know exact fees but thinking about $70 my guess???

So pays to ensure you will pass the first time to save that cost.
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