Friday, April 10, 2009

Information On Your Catalytic Converter Warranty.

I have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche with a dash warning light that came on a few weeks ago saying "Service Engine Soon." I took it in to my garage of choice and was informed that my catalytic converter was screwed up. I'm thinking, damn, I just spent $900 on repairs and shocks and this sounds expensive, as in another $700-$900. But wait. The fellow told me to take it back to the Chevy dealership because there's a federal law that says I am protected from the cost of repairs by federally required emission control warranties. He said if the vehicle is less than seven years old or has less than 70,000 miles, then I'm protected. He checked on the age of my vehicle. My truck turns 7 on May 3, 2009. And I had 69,859 miles on it. So, thankfully, I'm covered. Things don't usually work out for me so fortuitously.

1 comment:

Ken said...

I had the same problem with the catalytic converter on my Chevy Impala a few years ago. The dealership replaced it under warranty, thankfully, but there must have been something going on with the catalytic converters in the 2002 models.