Question about 2004 Ford Ranger
I cant pass emission test because my airbag light will not go off on my dashboard. I need help
First thing is to have someone to check fuse to see if its blown or missing... Second is to have it scanned ... Auto zone will do it for free...go from there if a fault is detected in the vehicles computer.
Posted on Dec 07, 2014
Some things to consider: Did you buy this truck used? You would be surprised how many vehicles have had one or more of their airbags removed or stolen and not properly replaced. Have a dealer or someone with a scan-tool to scan the code and find out what system is causing the fault. Some places will do the scan for no charge. (It only takes 5-10 minutes). Just be aware, if the technician "erases" the code you will have to put the car through a full driving cycle before you go back to inspection. (A full driving cycle can involve some very detailed driving, involving both highway and stop and go situations).
Posted on Dec 04, 2014
It must be a safety test, because the airbag has nothing to due with emissions. The proper way to make the light go out is have the air bag or SRS system repaired by a qualified service center.
Posted on Dec 04, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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A service technician will
turn off the dashboard "check engine" light after most repairs. This
resets the vehicle's emission system components to "not ready". The
status remains "not ready" until the vehicle's computer has had adequate
time to review the repaired component. This happens after the vehicle
is driven for a period of time established by the manufacturer.
If the vehicle's emissions system status is "not ready" when it is presented at the E-Check station during the initial test cycle,
a tailpipe emissions test may be conducted. If the vehicle is
transferred to another test type, the vehicle must remain on the
different test track until the vehicle passes the emissions test or
receives a waiver. For example, if the vehicle undergoes an OBD II test
and fails, it cannot be downgraded to a tailpipe test on a re-test; the
vehicle must pass the OBD II test.
For initial and subsequent tests, if a dashboard light is on when the vehicle is presented at the E-Check station, the vehicle will fail the test.
How can the vehicle status be made ready?
When a vehicle is driven through its normal drive cycle, the computer reviews the emission control
system and if the vehicle was properly repaired, the system resets itself to ready. A normal drive
cycle includes operation at both cruising speeds and in stop-and-go traffic for up to a couple
weeks. This process should be followed before bringing the vehicle in to be tested.
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