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S90 Drive Cycle Could Not Be Completed

S90 Drive Cycle problems

Mizclark06 writes in the MVS Volvo Forum about the exception her Volvo S90 got from emissions testing:

“My S90 drive cycle could not be completed. I tried for more than 2 months with over 2000 miles logged. I thought this would cost me hundreds to get fixed, but took a chance & ran it through the emissions station in Mesa AZ.

Volvo emissions test exclusion models and the drive cycleFailed! I talked to the supervisor and after some discussion she said ‘Oh this is a Volvo!’

She then leafed through a loose leaf binder and informed me, ‘All 1996-’98 Volvos may have difficulty completing the drive cycle and will be unable to be tested.’

She then asked me to pay a second $27.50 (since I had gone beyond the 60 free retest time frame) and told me to pull into the 4th bay.

Once there, they scanned my door label and then gave me a passing certificate. No additional testing was done.”

Volvo 960 & passing state emissions inspection

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4 Comments

Charles Jr says:

I am asking becuase my 1998 volvo S90has a check engine lite on that I am trying to remove prior to inspection. But! if it is standard procedure for the inspection stations to to merely scan my door label and then give me a passing certificate. No additional testing needed than The Stations I’ve gone to should have informed me. So my next question to you is,is this a national procedure for all fifty states?
If so where can I find the legal documentation?

Charles Jr says:

It seems to me that you are saying that because All 1996-’98 Volvos may have difficulty completing the drive cycle and will be unable to be tested.’it is legal for state inspection stations to merely scan my door label and then give me a passing certificate. No additional testing needed.”

Thank you! I just got my ’96 960 registered using this. Went to the same one I assume (Dobson and main) went up to the desk before going in, went through the book, and gave me a passing cert after only checking for a CEL and testing gas cap. Deleted CEL in parking lot before I went in too, lol. I love loopholes

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