Kiosk Exceptions

Important!  The make, model and year of your vehicle may determine at which locations you can have your car tested. Follow the chart below to ensure you go to the correct station for your model year vehicle:  

 
STATION TYPE TESTS PERFORMED ELIGIBLE VEHICLES

FULL-SERVICE INSPECTION LANES
MOST TESTS ARE PERFORMED OBD II, TAILPIPE, DIESEL EXEMPTIONS/EXTENSIONS & WAIVERS ISSUED ALL GASOLINE AND DIESEL MODEL YEAR VEHICLES

OBD II ONLY
OBD II ONLY

ALL 1996 AND NEWER GASOLINE VEHICLES

ALL 1997 AND NEWER DIESEL VEHICLES


SELF-SERVICE OBD II INSPECTION KIOSKS
OBD II ONLY

MOST* 1996 AND NEWER GASOLINE VEHICLES

MOST* 1997 AND NEWER DIESEL VEHICLES

Please note: Most 1996 or newer gasoline or 1997 and newer diesel car vehicles can be connected to the Kiosk via a Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC). Some exceptions are listed below. Once connected the computer transmits the emissions information it has collected to the Kiosk.

 
*The following vehicles CANNOT receive an OBD II test via the Kiosk*
  • New vehicles are exempt for the first four model years (for example, 2013 to 2016 model year vehicles are exempt from testing in 2016)
  • Vehicles with a passing emissions test within the last 365 days
  • Vehicles that have received a previous failing OBD II test in the last 365 days
  • Heavy duty trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10001 pound or more
  • Vehicles 1995 or older
  • Vehicles that have computer systems that are not ready for the OBD II test
Readiness Status
The inspection system will check to see if the vehicle’s OBD II monitors have run to completion.
If too many monitors show as “Not Ready”, the vehicle inspection will be automatically aborted and referred to an inspection lane for testing.
 
The test software will determine this for you:
 
Some reasons for a vehicle’s computer system not being ready are recent routine maintenance, or replacement of the vehicle’s battery. 
 
*The following vehicles CANNOT receive an OBD II test via the Kiosk, but the list below is not all inclusive*
  • 1996 – SUBARU
  • 1996 – 2002 MITSUBISHI
  • 1996 – 1998 SAAB
  • 1996 – NISSAN
  • 1997 – NISSAN 200SX with a 2.0 L engine
  • 1996 – 1998 VOLVO 
  • For more information or if you need help deciding which location to visit: Call 1-800-CAR-TEST.