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OBD Communication 2005 Chevy Malibu was rejected for inspection. They were unable to test emmissions due to a failure with the OBD Communication. What is this and how do you fix the problem. The car has only 20,000 miles on it. Thank you.

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  • me11111111 Dec 18, 2008

    I have a 2004 Mazda Tribute that failed for the same reason. None of my fuses are blown and the cigarette lighter works. What else can this be?

  • jschulte Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with the OBD not communicating and can't get through inspection. Already took it to the parts store and they can't read it either. They think it is likely the computer or just re-flash it. The car runs like a top. All fuses good. The dealer won't warrantee it because it is a branded title. I knew that and the repairs were minor. The only part replaced was the front bumper cover. It's also been suggested that I check the grounds related to the OBD connector and to check to make sure the power lead is good. Guess I'll try that next.

  • jschulte May 11, 2010

    dondo88 What was the problem/solution? Repost?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Is an OBD deficiency covered by manufacturer's warrantry?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    OBD deficiency covered by manufacturer's warrantry?

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OBD stands for on board diagnostics.it could either be a connector problem or a computer problem.take it to your local parts store and have them hook up a tester for free.if the computer is dead take it back to the dealer it should still be under warranty.thanks for using fixya.

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