NY state just started emissions testing using the OBD2 interface. My 2003
Focus, which has never had a problem, much less thrown a code, but failed
because the "OBD Monitor Readiness Status" showed "Not Ready" for 5 tests.
The service tech said it was probably related to not being "driven enough".
I went to the Ford dealer and he said that he has been innundated with
similar complaints since the state program started, but agreed that the car
was probably not "driven enough".
I have an OBD-2 tool and it shows no codes (P0000), no MIL, non-continous
tests as done "YES", but the same 5 "continuous tests" as "NO". This was
done after I got home. I ran the test on my 1995 Windstar which had also
been recently run around town and got the same results.
I will leave the laptop on when I drive longer tomorrow to see what happens,
but can anyone shed some light on just what it takes from a drive cycle
standpoint to get these indicators to show "Ready" ???????
BTW the 5 tests are Catalyst, Evaporative System, O2 Sensor, O2 heater and
There appear to be only 5 tests in total