Dan Grubbe, manager of Arizona's Bureau of Vehicle Emissions Inspection, tells WEVTU that beginning January 1, 2002, the state's I/M vehicle emissions-testing program will employ information from 1996 and newer vehicle onboard diagnostics (OBD-II) systems as the only basis for forcing motorists into repair shops for “emissions” repairs. Presumably other states with dynamometer testing programs will do the same, but evidence is mounting that serious consumer backlash may develop. ...

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