I've recently moved to California and am trying to get my car registered; they require a smog check (which is possibly actually more of an inspection than the name implies?). I went by a very basic shop today (oil change, smog check, etc.) and after a good while doing all the actual testing, he tried to check on things via the diagnostic system, and ultimately came and told me that their computer couldn't talk to my computer. His speculation was that maybe since my car was newer their computer didn't know about it yet, and suggested I try a dealer. I have a 2008 Fit, not exactly brand new.
So what would really cause this? Should I be anticipating possible repair, and looking for a shop to trust, or just trying another basic inspection place (and trying to pick a more reputable one)?
Edit: I procrastinated for a while, since I cycle to work, and finally went to a test-only shop. The same thing happened, and the guy told me that some newer Hondas have high speed computers, which require the shop to buy a newer computer system. Is there any truth to that?