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Honda 2005 software transmission update recall and failing smog test.

Took the honda to the honda dealer to have the transmission software updated due to a recall. went for a smog test and failed... their explanation was that the cars computer system could not connect with the govt computer because of the upgrade... i should drive for 50 to 100 miles to allow system to reset and then retest... is there any truth in this..thanks Honda says the upgrade has nothing to do with it....

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Try it. You have nothing to lose. It may be that after the upgrade the system needs to calculate the new input data and readjust the burning characteristics of the engine. Try to take it for a highway drive of 100 miles to give it enough statistics and then take it to Honda for the emissions test! In that way, you will KNOW if their explanation is BS!

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