MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A check engine light means a failed auto inspection for Memphis drivers and it was the City of Memphis that agreed to that standard.
U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, who's working to change the test, told abc24.com, "I think it's an unfortunate situation… It's causing my constituents a lot of money at a difficult time and I don't like it."
Like it or not, Congressman Cohen says right now there isn't much he can do about it. "The state of Tennessee will have to make that decision," he says.
Cohen addressed his concerns to the Environmental Protection Agency, who told him "the check engine light was approved by the state of Tennessee along with the City of Memphis."
"EPA claims that check engine light will indicate a problem that may cause a bigger problem in the future," Cohen said, and the State of Tennessee will have to ultimately change the testing standards.