After You Fail the Emissions Test
If your vehicle fails to pass, the DMV will not register your vehicle, meaning you can’t get a license plate to legally drive the car.
Once you have these repairs made, you can take your vehicle back to the inspection station to have it looked at again and most likely pass inspection.
What will cause you to fail a car inspection?
The most common causes of a failed emissions tests include: Rich air-fuel mixture. This might be due to malfunctioning injectors or a faulty oxygen sensor, so you should make sure these components work properly before you take your vehicle for inspection. Defects in the evaporative emission control system (EVAP).
What happens if your car fails inspection twice?
If your vehicle fails the initial or the renewal inspection, inspectors will give you a report detailing the issues that caused it to fail. You must re-inspect the vehicle within 20 calendar days of the failure notice. You are eligible for two free re-inspections during the 20-day period after failing an inspection.
Do you have to pay if your car fails inspection?
It’s important that you remember to bring these items with you, otherwise, the technician will not legally be allowed to perform the inspection: The State of Texas requires that you pay the fee, regardless of whether your vehicle passes or fails the inspection.
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