What gets me is HOW? The screen for a gas and the screen for a Diesel are two different screens.
Gas comes up with 3 different screens asking questions. Diesel just 2.
The questions it ask are different also. So is the order they ask them.
Now here is the problem. This shop does a decent amount of checks. The shop who does a couple a week, who does not really know the machine, is it fair to them to hold them as accountable as the high volume shop?
You made a mistake. BFD We all do. Did you do it KNOWINGLY? No. Did you talk to the BAR and give the right way to fix the problem? Yes. You may get a talking to, and maybe a letter saying don't do it again. But a far as worry? Yes that day, might lose a little sleep, but not to much.
Life will give you rope. It will give you enough to make a ladder to pull yourself up, or an noose to hang yourself with.
Knowing what I now know, I would abort such a test. I would recommend having the customer coming back, take pictures of everything and have the customer sign a statement that the vehicle is in fact diesel.
Bay area , if you have to call your smog buddies first , do so . The BAR doesn't know what they are talking about half the time . If you call at a different time of day you will get another Rep. with another answer . you might get 3-4 different answers on any given day . And then you have to select which answer makes most sense .Besides , they are not our friends . They laugh and say what idiots those grease monkey wannabes are ! They are not trustworthy ! They even might try to sabotage your work and or shop .It happened to me . So here is what i think you did , You tested a diesel correctly by the label AND by the engine /it had diesel components ie: the turbo charger and after exhaust cleaners (PTOX ,etc) YOu tested it on the correct machine ie:OIS . The only mistake i see here is you entered or the OIS entered GAS for fuel type . In two years you would have the chance to correct the error OR you could have done the vehicle AGAIN and put the correct Diesel fuel type and just have to come out of pocket for an additional certificate .
Hope this helps . I wouldn't worry too much about it as the other members of this forum have stated and some have mondolious experience ! Merry Christmas !
OH , i did not know you cannot edit the gas info ! Then , do you think gas or diesel fuel type is somewhere in the VIN ? I know for a fact that Fed or CA certified are not info. in the vin .
D., omgoodness ! you are spot on ! every time i go enter a 2012 it admonishes me saying it doesn't need a smog do i wish to proceed?