WASHINGTON (Sept. 7, 2006) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the results of its survey of auto makers' emissions repair and diagnostic information Web sites.
The EPA issued a requirement in June 2003 for original equipment manufacturers to make emissions service and onboard diagnostic-related information available to all technicians on Web sites for model years 1996 and later. Some auto makers offer emissions repair information only on a per-document basis, the agency noted, which hinders the ability of technicians to navigate the Web site and obtain all the information they need.
This audit is not related to the general repair and diagnostic Web sites set up by a September 2002 agreement between the Automotive Service Association and most major auto makers and overseen by the National Automotive Service Task Force.
Copies of the audit may be downloaded from http://www.oemaudit.com/ProjectResults.cfm.