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What's the warranty on a replacement GM catalytic converter?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject:  What's the warranty on a replacement GM catalytic converter? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I just recently started getting a P0420 code on my 2002 Impala. This converter has 59k miles on it and was replaced six years ago under the clogged cat TSB.

What kind of warranty does GM have on replacement cats? I dug up my invoice from the TSB warranty replacement job in 2005 and there is no mention of warranty terms for the replacement cat anywhere on the invoice.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

"Special Policy Adjustment - Catalytic Converter # 05551 - (Sep 14, 2005)

Models:
2001-02 CHEVROLET IMPALA, MONTE CARLO
2001-02 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
2001-02 BUICK REGAL

EQUIPPED WITH 3.4L (RPO LA1 - VIN E) OR 3.8L (RPO L36 - VIN K) V6 ENGINE

Condition

Some customers of 2001-02 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; Pontiac Grand Prix; and Buick Regal model vehicles, equipped with a 3.4L (RPO LA1 - VIN E) or 3.8L (RPO L36 - VIN K) V6 engine, may experience a condition where the vehicle exhaust catalytic converter is replaced due to complaints of lack of power or illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL). This may be due to the front endcone insulation from the catalytic converter breaking away and blocking the front of the first catalyst brick and preventing the free flow of exhaust gas through the converter.

Special Policy Adjustment

This special policy covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (190,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 15, 2005 are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 15, 2005 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Vehicles Involved

2001 Chevrolet Impala 19100001 - 19378250
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19100001 - 19378233
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix 1F100004 - 1F275188
2001 Buick Regal 11100004 - 11338085
2002 Chevrolet Impala 29100001 - 29374833
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 29100016 - 29374832
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 2F100019 - 2F276927
2002 Buick Regal 21100001 - 21288762

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yes, as I mentioned- I've already had the converter replaced under that TSB. What I'm asking is how long is the warranty on that replacement converter?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

A replacement converter only carries a 12mo, 12,000 mile warranty.

A replacement converter replaced under any type of warranty is good untill that original warranty expires. So, if your car still falls into that 10yr, 120,000 warranty you still may be eligible for a replacement.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks Zspot. I wanted to know what it should be before I contacted the dealer and not get the runaround from them.
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