This is not accurate. Your Toyota MR2 is eligible for CAP repair assistance
regardless of what emission numbers is failed for or at, so long as it
failed the smog check. The only condition is that your vehicle not fail the
smog check for a tampered, missing, or modified emission components. That's
the only thing CAP will not approve of. In those circumstances vehicle
owners are asked to repair the tamper/s on their own, and return to the smog
test station for a re-test.
One pint to note about CAP repair assistance... Beginning January 2011 they
will only approve low income applicants. Download an application copy off of
SmogTips.com to see what the current low income stats are.