I had one last week,a 2008 Honda Accord failed paper and referee notice from another station ,I squarely asked the guy if there is anything wrong with the car and he said "yes,the check engine light is on", then I asked did the station tried to clean plug it for him and again he said "yes",and then he went further and told me "the station guaranteed him that they"ll take care of the problem,but after first try the VID got locked up and now he is effed".I could barely contain my smirk.
I guess the new data check is working and I was happy to see that this mofo's(owner of the car and the tech) get caught and investigated for what they do,at least I hope they do.
I guess this is where the question on the OIS program that asks " you have entered pass for check engine light but the light is on , go to the car and verify "etc.. "did the light come on koeo , is the light now on ? If the retards entered NO , then the car gets failed and sent to referee next time.
Or like the Poster said , they just tried to do a cleanplug on his car