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Failed Drive Clean test (p0520 code), will I be able to renew license plate sticker April 1st?

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  • Apr 8th, 2019 1:27 pm
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Mar 12, 2019
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Failed Drive Clean test (p0520 code), will I be able to renew license plate sticker April 1st?

Failed emissions drive clean test recently and license plate sticker will be expiring soon. Would I be able to renew my license plate sticker on or after April 1st despite the failed emissions test/drive clean test?

Thank you for the help,
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Deal Addict
Apr 6, 2008
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Yes, wait until the 1st just don't drive it until you get new stickers. I have a vehicle that needs a sticker next week but I'm just waiting it out. I called Driveclean and confirmed, after the 1st no issues getting new stickers.
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Aug 22, 2011
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Nothing is certain until April 1st.
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fusion2k2k wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 9:59 pm
Yes, wait until the 1st just don't drive it until you get new stickers. I have a vehicle that needs a sticker next week but I'm just waiting it out. I called Driveclean and confirmed, after the 1st no issues getting new stickers.
Interesting. It would make sense that they grandfathered it but let's see.
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Apr 6, 2008
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I called a local shop and they told me April 1st everything is gone. How are you supposed to get a test done if there is no equipment?
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Jan 8, 2015
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As someone who is about to change from QC to ON should i wait until after April 1 to transfer my licence/registration as I have no clue about this drive clean thing.
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sebakaa wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 8:02 am
As someone who is about to change from QC to ON should i wait until after April 1 to transfer my licence/registration as I have no clue about this drive clean thing.
Doesn't make a difference if your car is in good shape. It's just an OBD11 plug in test (for most cars), no CEL on or emissions issues = pass.
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Jan 8, 2015
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Ecsta wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 8:12 am
Doesn't make a difference if your car is in good shape. It's just an OBD11 plug in test (for most cars), no CEL on or emissions issues = pass.
well its tuned and catless
no cel but im pretty sure there is an emission issue with that lol
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Aug 22, 2011
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sebakaa wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 11:16 am
well its tuned and catless
no cel but im pretty sure there is an emission issue with that lol
Nope, you're good to go.
The trained E-test technician is not a mechanic and not qualified to inspect your vehicle to verify non conforming mods.
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Dec 24, 2009
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I predict a lot of catless straight piped cars come April 1
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Our renewal form for May says drive clean is not required.
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Ken_vs_Ryu wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 11:37 am
I predict a lot of catless straight piped cars come April 1
There is supposed to be a heightened on road enforcement from the MTO regarding emissions. I would assume they are after the commercial vehicles mainly but I can see them going after vehicles that are loud. And most of them are licensed mechanics so have full right to pop your hood, order you to a shop, tow the car, etc.
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fusion2k2k wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 1:58 pm
There is supposed to be a heightened on road enforcement from the MTO regarding emissions. I would assume they are after the commercial vehicles mainly but I can see them going after vehicles that are loud. And most of them are licensed mechanics so have full right to pop your hood, order you to a shop, tow the car, etc.
In ON?
Good luck with that!

This 2020 GT500 has 4 exhaust modes and louder than any catless vehicle out there.

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vkizzle wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 2:01 pm
In ON?
Good luck with that!

This 2020 GT500 has 4 exhaust modes and louder than any catless vehicle out there.

Not saying that if you are loud you are in the wrong, I'm just saying that you make yourself an easy target. Of course, what they say they will do and what actually may happen are two different things. I see a lot more smoking 18 wheelers and busses nowadays then I do cars.

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