> GUEST wrote:
> I bought a 2002 Sonata V6 with 60k mile on it, on Monday May
> from a dealer. The car did not have an inspection sticker on it,
> dealer guaranteed the NJ state inspection.
> After buying the car, I
took it straight to the Inspection facility
> (drove it around 40 miles) and
the car failed the inspection. The
> results said
> Catalytic converter - Not
Ready - Fail
> Evaporative System - Not ready - Fail
> I called the dealer
back and told him that the car failed
> he said that I should not
have taken to the inspection center
> away, as the car was sitting in
the lot for 6 months and I should
> have driven it for a while (he had not
mentioned anything like this
> before the deal and I had made it clear that I
would do so). The
> dealer says drive it for a week and it will all be clean
> bring the car to him and he will get it inspected.
> I have 4
> 1. Is it possible that the car was sitting in the parking lot
> months and if I take it for inspection after a drive of around 50
miles, the catalytic converter and evaporative system can fail the
because of the car not being used for a while?
> 2. I am worried that when I
take it back to the dealer, he might
> it to a facility that he knows and
get it passed erroneously and
> the next time I take it to the Inspection
center it will fail
> What can I do here?
> 3. If I take my car to the
inspection center and it fails again,
> will happen then?
> 4. Can I
drive the car with the Rejected sticker?
> Please advice
too have a similar problem. I have a 2001 Hyundai
Sonanta V6. I recently done a
o2 sensor repair as i had the check
engine light ON. After the repair, the light
went away. And i took
the car after a few days to the DMV for inspection. It
failed due to
OBD not ready and couple other things not ready. They asked me to
drive a bit more, as the system may not be ready. so we drove for
about a week
and close to 400 miles. Take it back and still the
system is not ready. I have
done this 3 times. and the car has failed
3 times until now. I alled the dealer
and he says he cant get the car
in for repair as it has a red rejected sticker.
Its against the law.
So i am kinda stuck not knowing what is wrong or where and
how to fix
can anyone suggest?
ps. - i got the check engine light once
after the repair, but it went
off by itself. If the system is not ready due to
this reason, it
should have shown some codes, etc. Please help.