Smog-Check-Restrictions


Smog-Check-Restrictions

Directed Vehicles - Before conducting an inspection, stations not authorized to certify directed vehicles must check the DMV registration documents (when available) for a STAR station directed designation. 

If the vehicle is directed, the station/inspector shall inform the motorist of this certification restriction. Directed vehicles can only receive certification from a STAR certified Test-Only station, a STAR certified Test and Repair station, or BAR Referee station. 


Gross Polluters - Vehicles found to exceed the gross polluter emission standards (identified gross polluters) are also restricted to certification from a STAR certified Test-Only station, a STAR certified Test and Repair station, or BAR Referee station.

Stations not authorized to certify identified gross polluters shall inform the motorist of this certification restriction.

Non Star certified or Ordinary Test and Repair stations can not certified a gross polluter vehicles. 

Since the gross polluting vehicle certification restriction does not apply to government fleet vehicles, any station may inspect government fleet vehicles. 


Smog-Check-Restrictions

Note: When attempting to inspect a directed vehicle or an identified gross polluter at a station that is not authorized to certify directed vehicles or identified gross polluters, the "EIS"Emission Inspection System or "OIS" Onboard Inspection System will prohibit the inspection, provided VID communication occurs.

If VID communication does not occur, stations not authorized to certify directed vehicles or identified gross polluters must inform the customer that the vehicle could be directed or an identified gross polluter and, if so, a certificate issued by their station may be invalid. 

The vehicle must be certified at a Star Test and Repair, Star Test Only or the Referee station. 

When repairing directed vehicles or identified gross polluters, Test and Repair stations may use the EIS or OIS pre-inspection mode to verify repairs. 

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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for Trucks and Motor Homes

Smog-Check-Restrictions

When testing trucks and motor homes, the EIS or OIS will prompt the inspector to enter the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Check the vehicle information label for the GVWR (label is typically found on driver door jamb).

Vehicles up to 9,999 miles require a ASM inspection including motorhomes, excluding AWD All Wheel Drive, Non Disengage-able traction control

Note: Some labels list multiple “as equipped” GVWRs. In these cases, use the GVWR that corresponds to the vehicle as originally equipped by the vehicle manufacturer; e.g., Ford label on a Crown bus.

If the GVWR cannot be determined, enter “NONE” and follow the EIS or OIS prompts to select a GVWR based on weight classification. 


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