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Toyota Corolla Owners Manual: Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs

Toyota Corolla Owners Manual / Maintenance and care / Maintenance / Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs

Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which include OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system monitors the operation of the emission control system.

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on

The OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in the emission control system. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test and may need to be repaired. Contact your Toyota dealer to service the vehicle.

Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test in the following situations:

● When the battery is disconnected or discharged Readiness codes that are set during ordinary driving are erased.

Also, depending on your driving habits, the readiness codes may not be completely set.

● When the fuel tank cap is loose The malfunction indicator lamp comes on indicating a temporary malfunction and your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.

When the malfunction indicator lamp still remains on after several driving trips

The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the vehicle is driven 40 or more times.

If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test

Contact your Toyota dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-testing.

Vehicle exterior
CAUTION ■If the engine is running Turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing maintenance checks. ...

Do-it-yourself maintenance
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Other materials:

How to proceed with troubleshooting
The handheld tester can be used at step 4, 6, 8 and 9. 1 Vehicle brought to workshop 2 Customer problem analysis 3 Warning light check 4 The dtcs check (present and past dtcs) 5 The dtcs chart 6 Circuit inspection 7 Repair 8 Clear the dtcs (present and past dtcs) 9 The dtcs ...

Chassis
Onvehicle inspection 1. Inspect steering linkage  check the steering wheel freeplay .  check the steering linkage for looseness or damage.  Check that the tie rod ends do not have excessive play.  Check that the dust seals and boots are not damaged.  Check ...

Anti-glare function
► Manual anti-glare inside rear view mirror Reflected light from the headlights of vehicles behind can be reduced by operating the lever. 1 Normal position 2 Anti-glare position ► Auto anti-glare inside rear view mirror Responding to the level of brightness of the headlights of ...

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