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Bye bye emission test

The emission test is no longer obligatory for cars with on-board diagnostics as of 2013.

http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/sto...licht-25679753
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Old 30.11.2012, 22:26
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Re: Bye bye emission test

Well, just yesterday I made an appointment for the 17th of december for the test. As the garage told me "any time until end of december is fine", should i now cancel the test seeing as it won't be needed starting 2013? Is this official starting 1st of Jan?
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Re: Bye bye emission test

is your car newer than 2001 (petrol) or 2004 (diesel) then no
Mine was a 2001 diesel though and it had the diagnostics.....
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Re: Bye bye emission test

About bloody time
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Re: Bye bye emission test

Well every car I have had in the last 18 years just passed, the cars generally had 100,000-300,000km on the clock & had not been in a dealers workshop for years.
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Re: Bye bye emission test

Good stuff.
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is your car newer than 2001 (petrol) or 2004 (diesel) then no
Mine was a 2001 diesel though and it had the diagnostics.....
Where did you get this info? Is it written somewhere?

Reason I ask is my 1992 Mustang has an onboard Computer, OBD1 diagnostics & exhaust gas control.
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Old 01.12.2012, 09:27
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Well, just yesterday I made an appointment for the 17th of december for the test. As the garage told me "any time until end of december is fine", should i now cancel the test seeing as it won't be needed starting 2013? Is this official starting 1st of Jan?
I guess your decision is "will the cost of the abgas test be more or less than a possible fine?"
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Where did you get this info? Is it written somewhere?

Reason I ask is my 1992 Mustang has an onboard Computer, OBD1 diagnostics & exhaust gas control.
2001 and 2004 were the years when OBD became mandatory for new cars in the EU, but ODB systems have been around in US-spec/built cars much earlier.

Don't know if OBD1 will be sufficient to be exempted from the Swiss emissions test though.
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Re: Bye bye emission test

There is a PDF on this site as well. It says in my case that it all depends on the car's weight and an "Emissioncode". I tried to look for a list of Cars/Emissioncode and ended up with nothing. Anyone was more lucky?
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There is a PDF on this site as well. It says in my case that it all depends on the car's weight and an "Emissioncode".
The weight and the code are on your vehicle's Fahrzeugausweis.
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There is a PDF on this site as well. It says in my case that it all depends on the car's weight and an "Emissioncode". I tried to look for a list of Cars/Emissioncode and ended up with nothing. Anyone was more lucky?
Mine has B04 in field 72.
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Where did you get this info? Is it written somewhere?

Reason I ask is my 1992 Mustang has an onboard Computer, OBD1 diagnostics & exhaust gas control.
It was on the www.bluewin.ch site yesterday, in French or German. You should still be able to find it.
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Re: Bye bye emission test

My car has OBD, in fact I check them myself. Maybe I could ask a cop when I see one on the side of the road. What's a good place to find such a cop?
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Re: Bye bye emission test

Park your car next to Letzigrund and leave a FC Basel sign on it. Cops will find you...not so sure about the car though



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Re: Bye bye emission test

I got a 100chf fine for this about 8 months ago...I was 1 month out of date. My care is a 2008 Subaru WRX, hardly an emission risk.
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Re: Bye bye emission test

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The weight and the code are on your vehicle's Fahrzeugausweis.
Yes, but mine isn't registered here yet. I just came here. That's why I'm asking how to check it without going to service station
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