I have a 2005 Civic Hybrid and my Maintenance Required and Check Engine lights recently came on. I took it to a Honda dealer today and was told that my front and back catalytic converters need to be replaced. They quoted me ~$2000 for the parts alone. I bought the car used about 6 months ago and it has 122K miles. I read that the 2003-2005 converters were recalled in 2005. Is this true? How do I find out if mine was replaced? Was the dealer correct with the 2 converters and estimate? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
2005 HCH Catalytic Converter on 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
by rtr80 in Atlanta, GA on October 08, 2009
ANSWER by sinautoscan.com on October 09, 2009
I don't see any recalls for CATs so i don't think is true, the CATs are $900 each labor time is 0.8 check the labor rate for the honda dealer and check to see how many CATs you need
ANSWER by gbarbur on March 26, 2011
First go to an Auto parts store that will allow you to sign out a ODB Tester and run the code program to see what codes you have. Write them down! Secondly , try this to extinguish the Maintenance Required light: (Also covered in your Ref. Owner's Manual pages 67-68) To reset the light press and hold down the odometer button as you turn "on" your car (you do not need to run your car - just turn it to the "on" position) and leave it pressed for about 20 seconds. Release and your light will go out. Done deal. Jerry
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