they need to check with the state and county for what the paramaters are. Califs laws are ever-changing so what may be 'acceptable' this year (Oct 2012) might not be acceptable come January 2013. The Edge is a newer model (less than 5 years old) so their chances of it passing are high - however, if there is a problem with their personal vehicle's exhaust or a problem that a mechanic would need to fix that of course could cause an issue. My suggestion- drive it straight to state inspections as soon as they roll into town to make sure vehicle does not have an (individual) exhaust problem.
〉 Answered on Sep 4th, 2012 by Diana Claussen, Owner / Writer at Auto Goddess
Still checking but believe the Edge is a 50 state car.
〉 Answered on Sep 4th, 2012 by Jo An Holt, Automotive Journalist at Holt & Associates
Every vehicle manufactured to be driven in the U.S. -- including the 2011 Ford Edge -- is required by law to meet federal and state emissions standards. Of course, if you're driving with a "check engine" light on, it's likely you wouldn't pass your emissions test in any state, California included. If you're ever unsure about California emissions standards, a great resource is the California Air Resources board at http://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm.
Best of luck with your move.
Kristin Brocoff, CarMD.com Corp.
〉 Answered on Sep 4th, 2012 by Kristin Brocoff, Director of Corporate Communications at CarMD.com