This is a discussion on Cat warranty within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So i had my car in the shop about a month ago because i was sick of seeing my check ...
05-21-2009, 07:58 PM #1
So i had my car in the shop about a month ago because i was sick of seeing my check light on. I knew from last time i had it in that the left cat was toast, or so i thought. So took it in got a major tune up, plugs/wires (they were stock) Motor vac service (cleans whole fuel system) and did all the o2 sensors. Thought it might be fixed but no the check engine light came back on that night. So i thought i was going to have to buy new cats, after doin some research i found out about the 10 yr warranty cats. SOOOOOOOOOO fast forward took it to the pontiac dealership and asked them about it, the service mgr tells me that nope, no extended warranty or service bulletins on cats then i raged and figured i had to do them myself. Priced em out and said fuck it. Took it to the GM dealership right across the road and he tells me about the extended warranty and they well have a look, got me excited because i knew thats what it is. So today take it in the am to the dealer ship, found out left cat is out and they will replace it free of charge, fuck yeah! But i figured both of them were gone so what can ya do, 1 free cat is swell. I pick it up this afternoon and took her for a nice long drive and ON COMES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. I have never been so excited for my check engine light to come on because the warranty only lasts til november of this year. So in goes the car on monday for new cat #2! two free cats fuck yeah for the extended warranty!
Anyways, long story short im'a get two brand new cats right before my warranty runs out. So if anyone else has this issue make sure to get er in to the dealership quick!
that is all
05-21-2009, 10:43 PM #2
lucky bastard I don't think my car would be considered under warranty
05-22-2009, 12:47 AM #3
- Join Date
- May 2009
- 2001 camaro
yeah same here i got my 2 replaced for free, and then i saw how much they were each and dang there a grip
05-25-2009, 08:11 PM #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
Navy Blue Metallic
- 2002 Trans Am WS6
um, wouldn't a 10 year warranty on an '02 expire in 2012?
05-26-2009, 03:23 AM #5
I got my brand new CATS about a month ago and just put headers on so, I have two brand new ones in the garage with less than a month on them.
05-29-2009, 04:50 PM #6
2 new Cats here as well under warranty a month or so ago, car runs much better.
05-29-2009, 05:24 PM #7
I got my car a few years back and took it for a rattle in what sounded like the cat. He told me that nope, its rear oxygen sensor and no harm other than the sound. He then followed up with, just in case we're going to change both cats if you want under warranty. That's my best experience with a stealership.
05-30-2009, 01:30 PM #8
05-30-2009, 03:19 PM #9
Here's a snippet from my dealer record. See the Fed emission warranty below. 96/80,000.
Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Service Information
Description Effective Date Effective Odometer End Date End Odometer
36/36000 BUMPER TO BUMPER LIMITED WARRANTY 10/20/2001 32 miles 10/20/2004 36032 miles
72/100000 SHEET METAL COVERAGE RUST THROUGH LIMITED WARRANTY 10/20/2001 32 miles 10/20/2007 100032 miles
39/39000 GM CERTIFIED USED LIMITED WARRANTY 10/20/2001 32 miles 01/20/2005 39032 miles
96/80000 FEDERAL EMISSION CATALYTIC CONV. AND PCM 10/20/2001 32 miles 10/20/2009 80032 miles
36/36000 FEDERAL EMISSION 10/20/2001 32 miles 10/20/2004 36032 miles
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