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Q: I went for an inspection on my 2005 Honda CRV. It did not pass Inspection.

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The reason the inspection did not pass was because I need front ball joint replacements. My mechanic is not using HONDA original parts because he said I would not get car back today and the HONDA parts will be a few hundred dollars more. Will my 2005 HONDA CRV be in jeopordy because he will not use HONDA ball joints?

My car has 63000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. In short, no; the car will not be in risk of failing a safety inspection because an aftermarket ball joint was used. The only time using aftermarket parts can cause a failure is if they are O2 sensors or other emissions related components; as some times they have connectivity issues with the ECU.

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