Toyota Camry: Emission inspection and
Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which
include OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system
monitors the operation of the emission control system.
If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on
The OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in the
emission control system. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test and
may need to be repaired. Contact your Toyota dealer to service the
Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test in the following situations:
When the malfunction indicator lamp still remains on after several
The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the vehicle
is driven 40 or more times.
If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test
Contact your Toyota dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-testing.
If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the
correct procedure as given in these sections.
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood lock release lever.
The hood will pop up slightly.
2. Pull up the auxiliary catch lever
and lift the hood.
REMOVAL CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT
The necessary procedures (adjustment, calibration, initialization or registration) that must be performed after parts are removed and installed, or replaced battery removal/installation are shown below. Necessary Procedures After Parts Removed/Installed/Replaced
The slip indicator light will flash
while the TRAC/VSC systems are
Disabling the TRAC system
If the vehicle gets stuck in mud, dirt or snow, the TRAC system may
reduce power from the engine to the wheels. Pressing
the system off may make it easier for you to rock the vehi