My sporty G35 was up for renewal of registration… thus inspection. I had figured the pesky engine light that had recently come on was due to gas cap not correctly screwed in (happened before) so I wasn’t concerned.
I should have been concerned. Now I find out the light signaled error code 024 and the repairs are severe. In mechanic language, this: “A P0024 code refers to the VVT (variable valve timing) or VCT (variable camshaft timing) components and the car’s PCM (powertrain control module) or ECM (engine control module).”
So now my car is past inspection and out of registration and the repair (if it is as mechanic thinks) would be $2500-$4000. Then we also need new breaks.
Mileage is 135k and other than this code/inspection issue the car still drives great. Also has brand new tires
We live in Austin, Texas (if that matters on selling a car not able to pass inspection).