I recently took my car in for a smog for the registration renewal. It failed due to the EGR/VVT System in a non-readiness state. I really do not know why this occurred. I have had no issues with the car since my last smog two years ago. I did, however, need to replace the battery a little over a year ago. I suppose that within this time I simply did not hit the correct drive cycle to cause the readiness. Nonetheless, the mechanic recommended that the system essentially be rebooted by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery just in case the ECM needed to be reset. That was done.
Since the reboot, I have attempted to drive various drive cycles that I have found online. With this, all of the sensors are ready except for two - the catalyst and the EGR. After this, I drove the car on a trip out of state and back which put an additional 700 miles on the car. Both sensors still have not been set though.
There have not been any trouble codes produced since at least my last smog two years ago if that is your question. Prior to that, however, I did have a P0455 which was resolved with a new gas cap. The car was fully smog ready before the that last smog.
I cannot find (I even paid for access to the Kia Tech site with no resolution) the drive cycle requirements specific to my 2009 Kia Borrego. Do you have any suggestions?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 AT 12:42 AM