On the rear of this vehicle is reads Malibu. The VID shows it's a 2005 Chevy Classic. There is and aftermarket Cat CARB EO#D183-113 EFN 5GMXV02.2027 on the vehicle. This EFN shows up in both a Malibu and a Classic search for 2.2l, but the cat is not correct for a Classic. Aren't these both the same vehicle. Would you sent to ref or tell customer to get the correct cat from the muffler shop?
The Classic is the old generation of Malibu which kinda ended in 2003 but was sold to fleets until 2005. They probably didnt bribe ARB enough to get 193 113 certified for the 2004 Epsilon body and the Classic as they most likely have different engine families.
Actually the same EFN shows up under both vehicles. It's the cat that did not.
The customer did returne yesterday. He told me the muffler shop/smog shop said the vehicles are the same so it's OK to pass the vehicle. I told him as soon as the state referee puts a label on the door certifying the cats OK then I can pass it. I asked the customer, why don't you have the other shop certify it like he did last time. He said because I failed it for the wrong cat.