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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 18, 2014.
As of Monday, June 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

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This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-126-38
  • Executive Order 126-38 / D126-38
  • ARB # D-126-38
  • Executive Order No: D-126-38
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-126-38
  • Resolution D-126-38
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Download: Executive Order D-126-38 PDF

D-126-38 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—126—38

                              Relating to Exemptions under
                      Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code

                        General Motors Service Parts Operations
  Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU
                          Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the
Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Sonic 1.4L Cold Air
Induction Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU Turbocharged
ECOTEC Upgrade Kit, manufactured and marketed by General Motors Service Parts
Operations, 6200 Grand Pointe Drive, Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439, has been found not
to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control systems and,
therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the
following vehicle applications:

  Model                    Model Years          Engine         Part#

  Cruze (Base)             2012 to 2015          1.4L          23494247

  Cruze RS                 2012 to 2015          14L           23233811

  Buick Regal (All)        2012 and 2013         2.OL          12653664

  Sonic (Non RS 5 Door) 2012 to 2015             14L           23444736

  Sonic (RS 5 Door)        2012 to 2015          14L           23444737

  Sonic (Non RS 4 Door) 2012 to 2015             1 4L          23451716

  Sonic (All)              2012 to 2015          14L           23169952

The LHU Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit (12653664) for the 2012 and 2013 model
year 2.0L Buick Regal includes the following main components: new air intake tubing
with an open element air cleaner and a new electronic control unit calibration with no user
adjustments. Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit (23494247, 23233811,
23444736, 23444737, and 23451716) includes a new electronic control unit calibration
with no user adjustments and an exhaust system after the catalyst, catalyst not modified
for installation. Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit (23169952) includes new air intake
tubing with an open element air cleaner only.


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  This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the
  Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU
  Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit will not recommend tuning the vehicle to
  specifications different from those submitted by the vehicle manufacturer.

  Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction
  Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade
  Kit, as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the
  vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

  Marketing of the Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L
  Stage Kit and LHU Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit using any identification other
  than that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Sonic 1.4L Cold Air
  Induction Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU Turbocharged
  ECOTEC Upgrade Kit, for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order
  shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

  This Executive Order shall not apply to any Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit, Chevrolet
  Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit
  advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or
  concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

  This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
  Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and LHU
  Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit may have on any warranty either expressed or
  implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

  This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data generated on a
  2013 model—year 2.0L turbocharged Buick Regal GS (test group DGMXVO2.0001),
  certified to the Low Emission Vehicle II Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (LEV II ULEV)
  emission standards with the LHU Turbocharged ECOTEC Upgrade Kit installed.
  Testing consisted of a Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure (FTP) and the
  Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP USO6) test cycle. Results are in grams
  per mile with assigned deterioration factors added to the CVS—75 FTP results. Emission
  levels of the modified vehicle met the applicable emission standards.

                                 CVS—75 FTP                           USO6
                       NMOG       CO   NOx        HCHO          NMHC+NOX         CO
     Standards         0.070      2.1  0.04       0.011            0.14          8.0
  w/Device Test 1      0.035      0.5  0.02       0.000            0.01          0.4
  w/Device Test 2      0.027      0.6    0.02     0.000




GENERAL MOTORS SERVICE PARTS OPERATIONS — AIR INTAKE KIT, STAGE KITS
               AND ECOTEC UPGRADE KIT — D—126—38


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 On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD 1I) test data showed that the LHU Turbocharged ECOTEC
 Upgrade Kit did not affect the ability to perform OBD II monitoring. The Chevrolet Cruze
 and Sonic 1.4L Stage Kit and the Sonic 1.4L Cold Air Induction Kit, should have a
 similar effect on emissions and OBD II monitoring.

 No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board," may be made
 with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written
 communication.

  In addition to the foregoing, the Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to
 review this Executive Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that the
 exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the standards and procedures of
 California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq.

 THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
 ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE
 AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
 ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE GENERAL
 MOTORS SERVICE PARTS OPERATIONS SONIC 1.4L COLD AIR INDUCTION KIT,
 CHEVROLET CRUZE AND SONIC 1.4L STAGE KIT AND LHU TURBOCHARGED
 ECOTEC UPGRADE KIT.

 Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive
 Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of
 intention to revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive
 Order may request in writing a hearing to contest the proposed revocation. If a hearing
 is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of the request, and the Executive
 Order may not be revoked until a determination is made after a hearing that grounds for
 revocation exist.

  Executed at El Monte, California, this     {,’5 day of November 2014.




                  Annette Hebert, Chief
                  Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division




GENERAL MOTORS SERVICE PARTS OPERATIONS — AIR INTAKE KIT, STAGE KITS
               AND ECOTEC UPGRADE KIT — D—126—38





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Document Modified: 2015-02-16 16:42:12

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