You may receive abort messages during your Ignition Interlock program. Abort messages mean that you did not blow into your Interlock properly, but this result does not read as a fail.
Do not worry if you receive an abort message. If you follow your Ignition Interlock screen’s prompts, you’ll be back on the road in no time.
What does ‘Blow Softer’ mean?
You may already know what you need to do when you see this message. Blow Softer means that the Ignition Interlock is receiving too much air pressure. It cannot establish an accurate reading of your breath alcohol concentration, or BrAC.
How Do I Fix My Breath Test When My Ignition Interlock Reads ‘Blow Softer’?
Without breaking your humming pattern (if this is applicable in your state), make sure you decrease your airflow. If you use a straight blow pattern, blow more gently into the mouthpiece. Your Ignition Interlock will not require you to be out of breath after each test.
Try blowing into your Ignition Interlock again with less airflow once the Interlock reads ‘Blow.’
Need to Know What Other Abort Messages on Your Ignition Interlock Mean?
Additional Tips on the Smart Start Blog
Need to know what to do for other abort test messages? Read BLOW LONGER here. We’ll be adding to our series regularly, so keep checking back on the blog for more Ignition Interlock reading definitions.
You can also read up on the meanings of Warn, Fail and Violation from your Ignition Interlock.
If you ever need additional assistance, feel free to call our Customer Care Center anytime at 800-831-3299.
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