Smog issues | Ion 2003

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by acooper, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. acooper

    acooper Guest

    So, I go to smog my car in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here we have smog shops
    located around the valley at gas stations and such. They are pretty
    inexpensive, anywheres from 15.99 to 19.99. Apparently my good old
    Saturn has a new computer and they are not required to upgrade so they
    can't perform the smog check. They tell me I must go to the dealer. The
    dealer wants to charge me, of course, 35 dollars. I'm ticked. Everyone
    else gets an inexpensive smog...

    What's the deal?

    Andy Cooper
    2003 Saturn Ion 2 Coupe
    acooper, Jul 18, 2005
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  2. acooper

    Paul Guest

    Here in PA it is $75 at most places for emissions testing. The put the
    car on a treadmill and run it.

    Paul, Jul 19, 2005
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  3. acooper

    Steve Guest

    Is this a local, state or federal requirement or just something you
    would like to do? When we had this kind of thing in Michigan, Saturns were
    exempt from the testing requirement for something like this reason. You may
    want to check with the unit of government that is requiring it (if any).
    Steve, Jul 19, 2005
  4. They include a tube of KY jelly for that $75?

    It still amazes me how the public fell for the whole scheme in the first
    place. Sure they fail 10-15% of the cars tested. That's because the
    EPA requires it, or the system's considered 'ineffective'. Even more of
    a scam is the so called 'remote sensing' technology, which even the
    manufacturers of it admit doesn't work.
    Philip Nasadowski, Jul 20, 2005
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