My car is a 2015 with 15,000 miles on it, what could be unsafe about it? The safety inspection law is a ripoff, in place solely to advance the interests of the auto parts industry, service stations and collect more revenue in the form of its annual fee for the state. The last state I lived in, Colorado, got rid of the law decades ago for those reasons, realizing the true remedy for driving a defective vehicle is the issuance of an safe vehicle ticket by the police with its two-point penalty.
I failed because the inspection station couldn't get my wheels off because I no longer had the special key, which was news to me, and so they slapped a rejection decal on my windshield, good for 16 days while I fixed the unsafe aspect of my vehicle. Mind you, the unsafe aspect of my vehicle wasn't the absence of a spare wheel (remember it was stolen), which I could understand as a safety issue, but because the station couldn't get my wheels off without the special antitheft unlocking key for one lug nut on each wheel, which special key is unavailable for sale because its special.
So I fixed that problem by paying $72 to the Nissan dealer to remove the four remaining special antitheft lug nuts from my wheels (it's ironic, isn't it, that my wheel was stolen despite the presence on my car of this special (useless) antitheft feature) (I have no doubt that all wheel thieves have the same universal special antitheft lug nut key that dealers do) and replace them with regular lug nuts that my lug nut wrench can remove. My car was okay with its scarlet letter pasted onto its windshield till the seventeenth but now its illegal; subject to a $50 ticket from roving meter maids so it now resides deep in my driveway while I wait for the first to arrive (so I can get an extra month going forward on the annual program).