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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:

Inspection
1. Cooler thermistor no.1 Check resistance between terminals 1 and 2 of cooler thermistor no. 1 At each temperature, as shown in the chart. Resistance: If resistance value is not as specified, replace the sensor. 2. Cooler and accessory assy Inspect blower switch contin ...

Diagnosis system
Description  when troubleshooting obd ii vehicles, the only difference from the usual troubleshooting procedure is that you need to connect an obd ii scan tool complying with sae j1987 or a handheld tester to the vehicle, and read off various data output from the vehicles e ...

Inspection procedure
1 Check hazard warning signal switch assy Check the hazard warning switch continuity, as shown in the illustration and table. Standard: 2 Check turn signal flasher assy 3 Check wire harness (tvip ecu turn signal flasher) Disconnect the tvip ecu and turn signal flashe ...

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