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Failures & Retests

The state of Georgia started their emissions program in 1996 which has helped to keep the air in Georgia cleaner as many pollutants have been eliminated.

The most common reasons for emission test failures include: a malfunction in the components of the vehicle that regulate the fuel/air ratio such as the oxygen sensor and the EGR valve; a dirty air filter; misfiring spark plugs; leaks in the vacuum system; or a poor-fitting fuel cap. Many of these components can be checked and repaired during routine tune-ups.

In 2012, Georgia you will require an emissions test to renew your vehicle if your vehicle is a 1988 to 2009 model year gasoline-powered car or light-duty truck registered in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding or Rockdale County.

If you have questions about Georgia’s emissions program you can contact the call center at 1-800-449-2471.