catalytic converter on 2004 Toyota Solara

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?

by in Woodland Hills, CA on June 29, 2011
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ANSWER by , June 29, 2011
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.
COMMENT by , June 29, 2011
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