- Bennington, Newport, Rutland, South Burlington & Springfield offices will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday November 25th.
- Montpelier office will close at 4:30 on Wednesday November 25th.
- Middlebury & WRJ offices open as normal on Wednesday.
- All DMV locations will be closed on Thursday (11/26) and Friday (11/27) for Thanksgiving.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
No inspection station can knowingly pass a vehicle for a safety inspection if the TPMS malfunction system is illuminated. Doing so would be a violation of the Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual and subject the inspection station to fines and potential loss of license. Furthermore, a vehicle operator could be ticketed by a law enforcement officer for operating a vehicle on a public highway when the TPMS warning system is illuminated. This violation is commonly referred to as defective equipment.
In 2014, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles issued an Inspection Bulletin to Vermont Inspection Stations regarding this issue (see bulletin here).
Law Enforcement Bulletin DLS Charges pursuant to 23 VSA 674(a)
Law Enforcement Bulletin issued October 23, 2015.
Volkswagen Diesel News
The EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. on September 18, 2015. The NOV alleges that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. The software produced by Volkswagen is a “defeat device,” as defined by the Clean Air Act. California is separately issuing an In-Use Compliance letter to Volkswagen, and EPA and the California Air Resources Board have both initiated investigations based on Volkswagen’s alleged actions. Details here, epa.gov/otaq/cert/violations
Vermont Attorney General opens investigation of VW. Details here, ago.vermont.gov
Information from VW, vwdieselinfo.com