catalytic convertor failure on 2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1st converter replaced 2 years ago R/S. R/S replaced again 1 year ago. Check engine light back on again in no time. Time for emission testing. Light on. codes P0421, P0431. Exhaust shop explains my need to replace both converters. Would a converter fail this quickly? What else would cause failure code to be present

by in Lebanon, TN on February 03, 2011
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ANSWER by on February 04, 2011
The only thing I can think of is either too much oil burning or coolant getting into the exhaust through the combustion chambers. I think you need to go to a Mitsu specialist, he may have some insight on seeing the car. Normally catalytic converters last for many years, but oil and coolant will damage them. Here's a directory link for you:

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