WON'T PASS SMOG!!!

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by TACLLEH, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. TACLLEH

    TACLLEH Gold Member

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    I’m simply expressing my dissatisfaction with Dodge’s resolve and urgency to fix my problem: I can’t complete the registration of my Hellcat because…

    I Ordered through a dealer in Arizona @ MSRP, but I live in California so I'm required by law, even though it's a new car, to have it tested. For the last 3 months - I CAN’T PASS THE CA SMOG TEST!!!!!!

    SRT Tech as well as an SRT Engineer have tried over the course of 3 months now by dealing with issues concerning the bypass valve/throttle body, then it was the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor... and the last attempt indicated a code which referred to an issue with the EGR Valve (the Hellcat doesn’t even an EGR Valve). UGH!

    My hope is that someone who cares, sees this and passes the info along to someone who can elevate the level of attention to get this taken care of!

    Case #: 27589287
     
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    Zebug Gold Member

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    It's Cali... I wouldn't be surprised if it's just being a Hellcat that they will automatically find a reason to fail the test.
     
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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    Wow that SUCKS. I can't believe SRT can't get it resolved. What about all the other Hellcat's that are in CA? Does this mean they are going to fail next year?:eek::eek::eek:

    Bump the thread to get someone's attention. Hope it gets sorted out. I also hope Dodge doesn't have a ECU flash that detunes the car to pass.
    L J
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    The car is suppose to be 50 state legal. This sounds like a faulty emissions part and the dealer can't figure it out
     
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    I did the SRT Track Experience in Ca earlier this year and there was a Rep from SRT there who asked any of us with Hellcats if he could "hook' into our computers to check various readings including emissions. He checked mine (only 500 miles then) said no issues, but got my name and number to follow up sometime in October this year. Thinking that they may have some concerns along the lines you are experiencing.

    Anyone else hear anything?
     
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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    If memory serves me, I thought Cadillac had a similar issue about 10-15 years back, in CA. GM knew they wouldn't pass CA emissions and sent them anyway. Tthe fix was a new ECU or a flash. Can't remember exactly.

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    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Gotta ask, you didn't by chance put a 180 deg thermostat in her did you?
     
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    No. Everything is still stock.
     
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    I this testing being done at the same place everytime... maybe they are testing the wrong way...I agree with others,, all these cars should pass,, unless you have one of the factory 825 cars...
     
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    Same dealer with the Same SRT tech. They service 8 other Hellcats as well.

    I think mine is "special"
     
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    Something must have clicked, because I just received a phone call from an OBDII Calibration Manager for V8 Applications at FCA. Now we're getting somewhere!!!
     
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    What if cars sold too ca. dealers are tweaked a little bit more to pass ca. tuff emissions and you bought your car out of state?

    Do they offer a print out so you can what your failing in and by how much !
     
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    Another reason not to live in California. EPA nazis.
     
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    ljaviation Self proclaimed Banned, Because I can.

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    Good to hear you're getting somewhere.
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    I'm sorry to say this and don't mean any offense to anyone inparticular..... but there is nothing about Cali. that I like at all. From their uncooperative public offices right on through their rediculous Gun laws, concealed carrying license non recipricosity with most of the US. and finally their inflated taxes, cost of living, over crowded roads and vehicle certification processes.. just to mention a few..:eek:. got a latta Moo... couldn't pay me to live there.... JMO... of course.. :D:D:D They do have some nice scenery tho..... o_O
     
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