Catalytic Converter gone bad
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    Catalytic Converter gone bad

    It's been a while since I've posted here. Sadly, it's not for the better

    My 2013 Cruze 1.4 had the check engine light come on. Took it to the delership and said the catalytic converter has gone bad. I have 82k miles, and the dealership says it is NOT covered by my extended care warranty. Said it would cost $1400 to repair. Anyone else had this happen to them?
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    I would try a rear O2 sensor before replacing the cat. converter. I assume you got an O2 sensor code?

    There shouldn't be any reason for the catalyst to go bad unless the car was misfiring or running rich in the first place.
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    You should look up emissions systems that are covered under warranty and how long they are covered for . I have to date never read about a catalytic converter going bad after only 2 years .. as j wrote this reads as if there is some other problem . have the codes read at autozone or comperable parts store and then analyzed for more information for us to elaborate further !
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    Did the code for the bad cat show up? I had the same code cleared it and never came back
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian v View Post
    You should look up emissions systems that are covered under warranty and how long they are covered for . I have to date never read about a catalytic converter going bad after only 2 years .. as j wrote this reads as if there is some other problem . have the codes read at autozone or comperable parts store and then analyzed for more information for us to elaborate further !
    Unfortunately the emissions warranty goes out @ 80K.
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    Would be nice to get the code HaH .
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    I'm not sure what codes popped up on the diagnostic test. The car is at the dealership as I type this and won't get it back till tomorrow. I'll let you know as soon as possible what the report reads..after I pay the $39.95 diagnostic fee...ughh.
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    Look into a Bluetooth OBD2 code reader along with the Toque APP .. you will want the BASF code reader ..
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    Dealership confirmed it was a bad catalytic converter.

    I contacted GM to see if they could help men out since it JUST went over the warranty. They gave me a case number and told me a senior tech advisor would be in touch with me. That was two days ago. Still haven't heard from them. I bought this car brand new with an extended warranty. Looks like I'm SOL.

    The car seems to be running fine. Took it to auto zone for diagnostic check. They said it was a P0420 code.
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    Double check your extended warranty paperwork. Don't just trust the dealership to know what is and is not covered - there are way too many different extended warranties for dealerships to track them all.
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