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Why does my Subaru Outback need a smog two years in a row?

I bought this Subaru Outback last July 2011. A smog check was required to register it so I had it done and it passed. I just received my registration renewal due in October 2012 and it says I need a Smog Certification again. Since I did a smog check last year, why do I need to do another one this year?


The smog check you obtained during the purchase of this Subaru did not reset the years (odd or even) in which the registration renewal will require a smog check. It appears this vehicle may have been getting smog checks yearly for the past three years; once in 2010 during it's regular smog check requirement cycle, then in 2011 when you bought it, and now again in 2012 (back in cycle).

posted by SmogTips Support 08-13-2012 05:08 PM

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