The Underhood Emission Label
The federal government requires vehicle manufactures to place this label in the vehicle's engine compartment. Normally it will be located on the bottom panel of the hood. It will look very similar to the one pictured below. This label will allow you to determine which emission components your vehicle is required to have.
The components will normally be listed in abbreviated form. Please use the abbreviations below and your vehicle's emissions label to learn about your car's required smog components.
Missing Label: Your vehicle will NOT fail the smog inspection if the Emissions Label is missing. A vehicle may have had its hood replaced and as a result may have lost its original emissions label.
Emission Label Abbreviations
AIR - Air Injection System
AIS - Air Injection System
TAC - Thermostatic Air Cleaner/Pre-heat Tube
EGR - Exhaust Recirculation Valve
O2 - Oxygen Sensor
H02 - Heated Oxygen Sensor
PCV - Positive Crankcase Ventilation
CAT - Catalytic Converter
TWC - Two Way Catalytic Converter
OC - Oxygen Catalyst (Catalytic Converter)
EVAP - Fuel Evaporative System (Charcoal Canister)
MIL - Malfunction Indicator/Check Engine Lamp
SFI - Fuel Injection
OBDII - On-Board Diagnostics System II