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PX Eliezer7
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New Jersey car inspection

The NJ inspection now is just for emissions.

I have a 1994 Saturn that finally passed after a lot of work.

My question is: I never before noticed the large stars (asterisks) on the bottom of the NJ inspection stickers.

My sticker only has one star. My wife has a somewhat newer car and her sticker has six stars.

Does anyone know what these stars mean? The folks at the DMV phone line didn't know, nor did a state trooper that I asked.


EGeezer
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I tried googling images for New Jersey inspection stickers and none of the images returned had asterisks on them.

Could you post an image?

blur out your registration number and bar code for privacy.

I suppose if all else fails, you could contact the commission by email - sometimes people who answer the phone blow you off, but written requests are often more successful.

»www.state.nj.us/mvc/About/Contac···tion.htm

The shop that did the inspection may also have more information.


aannoonn

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Wow, I never noticed that before. I took a look at cars in our parking lot, and saw anywhere from 0 to 6 stars. I couldn't detect any pattern. Even stickers that expire the same year had different number of stars.

I looked at the manual for operators of private inspection facilities, and there was no reference to the stars. So I doubt it's based on the car itself.

I'm thinking it's some sort of internal code, perhaps indicating which type of inspection facility was used. Did you have your two cars inspected at the same location?

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no stars on mine. 2012 Cruze sticker just says NJ New Car Dealer a 1 17
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PX Eliezer7
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said by Kearnstd:

no stars on mine. 2012 Cruze sticker just says NJ New Car Dealer

It does not apply to the inspection stickers for the New Cars. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

PX Eliezer7
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said by aannoonn :

I'm thinking it's some sort of internal code, perhaps indicating which type of inspection facility was used. Did you have your two cars inspected at the same location?

Wife's car at a State facility.

My car at a state-licensed private inspection facility.

PX Eliezer7
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Good ideas, thanks.

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aannoonn

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said by PX Eliezer7:

Wife's car at a State facility.
My car at a state-licensed private inspection facility.

I bet it has something to do with detecting sticker theft. e.g., if a private garage starts using stickers that were only issued to a state inspection station.


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I love our state! LOL. It might even have to do with being what type of vehicle and year. In this case my 1980s wagon will get 0.5 ....oh shit. lol.


aannoonn

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said by NJxxxJon:

It might even have to do with being what type of vehicle and year.

I doubt it. There's nothing in the Private Inspection Facility manual about the stars, nor is there any way to specify the number of stars when ordering stickers, which cost $1 each.


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I noticed that, too, when I had my car inspected last week at the DMV facility in Randolph. My inspection was due in April, so I'm a little late. My sticker expires 4/2014 and has 2 stars.

PX Eliezer7
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Mine also expires 4/2014 and I have just one star. As noted, it was a private facility, and it was a reinspection.

Believe me, that one star is a commentary on my car.


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said by PX Eliezer7:

Believe me, that one star is a commentary on my car.

lol

If you get an answer, I hope you post it. It appears the stars are not yet in alignment to solve the mystery.