Question: Is My Honda Catalytic Converter Under Warranty,
I have a 1999 CRV and paid a lot of money in 2010 to get my catalytic converter replaced at a certified honda dealership. My engine light recently went on with code 420, meaning the converter, and I gave it to the dealer. Now the dealer has said that my warranty has expired, even though it was only two years and about 7,000 miles, when I thought that it was usually about 5 years and 50,000 miles. Can this possibly be right if they used a certified honda part? I would think that warranty on factory made parts is a little more robust than this…
*Well I recently had an inspection (last 2 months), and replaced the timing belt within three years. I always change the oil as well, so I’m hard pressed to believe that something is wrong aside from the cat, which makes an awful rumbling sound because the screen has broken. Also, I’m not an idiot. I have tried to look up information online; all I know is that they used a factory part not aftermarket. All the factory parts I have seen offer a 5 year, 50,000 mile warranty, as do most of the aftermarket parts, and this is an independent warranty on the catalytic converter. Should I bring this info to the dealer? Is there a honda number that I can call to speak to some authority? It doesn’t seem right to pay the premium honda price for a part replacement only to not have that part guaranteed…if this is the norm then why doesn’t everyone just get aftermarket parts. I would have been better off going to the local Midas…not bitching just saying it doesn’t really make
Best answer for Is My Honda Catalytic Converter Under Warranty
The clock on this part goes by the age of the vehicle, not the age of the part that was replaced by warranty.
Besides, a failed catalytic converter is usually a symptom of another problem, not the cause. A catalytic converter is intended to last the life of the vehicle. When they fail, it is usually something else that caused them to fail. Usually a rich fuel air mixture, unburned fuel in the exhaust, oil in the exhaust, coolant in the exhaust, etc. You may have other issues that existed when the original catalytic converter failed that were never addressed. Failure to address these issues would be your fault, not Honda’s.