Originally Posted by jaystock
Thank you everyone who has posted for sharing your experience with this and similar problems...
Jason, I went thru the same process in MA in August, and found a shop that was willing to do the babying needed to get the car past. It was hot and we couldn't tell if the cooling fan was working, so he drove it gently 20 miles or so with the battery uncovered, and the code stayed away long enough to pass (he did the inspection). This shop is near Fall River, but might be worth the drive. Was for me (Concord).
I am getting a 1449 - blink code 78 - which seems to get set when I drive hard and use the battery more, both assist and charging. By going easy I can avoid setting the code for days/weeks at a time tho I suspect I'll be getting a new battery.
PM me if you would like the shop info.