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2004 Toyota Solara Question: catalytic converter

 

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chickjock, Woodland Hills, CA, June 29, 2011, 17:11
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Had California smog check failure on 2004 Toyota Solara Se 4 cylinder 5 speed because catalytic converter is bad. Needs to be replaced at 56,000 miles, under warranty for 8 years or 80,000. Is this a little too soon for the CC to go?

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    Superbob June 29, 2011, 19:23
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    Anything can go wrong at any time in cars. I always recommend having walking shoes in the trunk. I'm joking, but serious at the same time.
    Your catalytic converter failed, it could be simply a defective catalyst or it could have been caused by something else, like contaminated fuel or coolant getting into the exhaust stream. More likely, the cat simply failed. I hope that Toyota stepped up and replaced the cat and diagnosed the car to prevent future failures.

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    chickjock, June 29, 2011, 20:05
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    It seems the failure is fact. I purchased the vehicle from the lease and the dealership insisted I purchase a 3 year bumper to bumper warranty. So yes they are replacing it no charge to me.
    Wondered if it was defective? Or anything else in the future? And I do keep shoes in my car. I'm a personal trainer :)
    Thank you

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