Adds a new subsection to GS 20-183.3 providing that a “check engine light” malfunction is not grounds for a vehicle failing inspection if the reason for the malfunction cannot be determined based on information provided by the on-board diagnostic equipment, or if the malfunction is caused by a condition not regulated by the Safety and Emissions Inspections law (GS Chapter 20, Article 3A, Part 2). Rewrites GS 20-183.4C(a)(2) to provide that a used vehicle is not required to be inspected prior to being offered for retail sale by a dealer if it has passed inspection within the previous 12 months. Effective October 1, 2011.
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TO PREVENT AN INSPECTION STATION FROM DENYING AN INSPECTION AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MERE FACT THAT THE "CHECK ENGINE LIGHT" IS ON WITH NO UNDERLYING EMISSION OR SAFETY ISSUES WHICH WOULD REQUIRE A DENIAL AND TO LIMIT THE REQUIRED EMISSIONS AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS TO ONCE A YEAR REGARDLESS OF THE VEHICLE’S OWNERSHIP.Intro. by East.
Status: Ref To Com On Transportation (Senate Action) (Feb 9 2011)
Bill S 45 (2011-2012)Summary date: Feb 8 2011 - More information