Catalytic Convertor Problems in popular cars

Catalytic Convertor problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Catalytic Convertor problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Chevrolet Cobalt

The car involved is a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. 2006 chevy Cobalt. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall notice. The ignition coil, module and catalytic converter were replaced. This catalytic convertor problem happened on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu. Consumer writes in regards to several issues with vehicle and needing assistance with repairs. The consumer stated the vehicle was stripped of the high beam lights, catalytic converter, the wrong size tires were on the vehicle, the cd player was broken the mirrors did not move and there was no alarm on the vehicle, but it would light up, as if there was one. The failure date was Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Chrysler Pacifica

The VIN of this Pacifica is 2A4GF68416_. 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Consumer requests reimbursement for a fuel pump replacement. The consumer stated prior to the replacement, she was not informed or notified of a recall, until a google search revealed the recall. Also, in February 2013, the catalytic converter was replaced at a cost of $800 and the brake system was replaced at a cost of $500. 00. It was Friday, February 1, 2013 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Chrysler Sebring

The vehicle is a 1998 Chrysler Sebring. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chrysler Sebring is 3C3EL45H4W_. Vehicle has a hole burnt in the gas tank from heat shield/exhaust. Could smell fumes when standing outside of the vehicle, looked under vehicle and could see the hole. Vehicle parked since. The failure date was May. 31, 2005.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Dodge Dakota

The car involved is a 1994 Dodge Dakota. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1B7GL23X0R_. Front left door snapped off. I can't open the drivers door from the inside. Also, both seat belts snapped, the air and heat doesn't work, the brakes locked up, which affected the steering. The transmission was replaced three timed, the vehicle would loose power and the engine would die. The catalytic converter rattled. There was a rough idle and then the vehicle would stall. The cruise control was inoperative, the tires wore out prematurely. Also, I had difficulty getting the vehicle out of park. The idler arm is in the process of breaking, the ignition broke after the keys became stuck, the fuel pump failed and the bearing and bushing needs to be replaced. This catalytic convertor issue occurred Monday, January 1, 2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Dodge Stratus

The vehicle involved is a 2001 Dodge Stratus coupe. The mass air flow sensor is defective, Chrysler Dodge insisted it was not covered under warranty. The car had 45000 miles on it when the car began to fail. The car puts out a rotten odor and fuel fumes often fill the car. This catalytic convertor problem happened on 07/15/2003.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Ford E-150

Consumer owns a 2008 Ford E-150. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, a rattling noise emitted from the under carriage. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who found that the catalytic converter welding had failed and caused the pipes to fracture. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 93,000. It was January 1, 2014 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Ford F-150

This write up is for a 2012 Ford F-150 truck with the 3. 5l ecoboost v-6 installed. Jan, 2013-while driving on I-24e, I was pulling out from the rest stop, just north west of exit 1. I went to pass a 18 wheeler and my truck came "unglued". It practically died in the passing lane when I pressed the gas peddle. It shuddered so hard; I didn't think I would be able to get off of the road before it died. It was missing and shuddering like crazy. I pulled off exit 1, shut the truck down and restarted. It ran ok without that same thing happening on the way home. I had a pretty descent "miss" in 6th gear, running down the interstate at 75mph. Something very strange happened here. It was the first issue i¿ve had with my truck. Although i¿ve noticed recently the mpg is down by 2. 0 mpg or more for the last three weeks, and this from refueling at different locations, and the same driving style. Ford applied the TSB to reprogram the pcm/tcm to latest level, installed a deflector shield on the intercooler and possibly replace the drivers side catalytic convertor if needed. July, 2013- this weekend while driving on I-65n, I had the same issue happen. The truck now has 17,000 miles on it. I've had the vehicle back into my local Ford dealer four times for this issue. The vehicle exhibits this issue when it's rainy and has been driven in the rain for several (50 or more) miles. In heavy traffic this is a very dangerous issue. The vehicle goes into some type of safe mode and will barely limp off the road. If this issue were to occur while crossing a four lane hwy, and sputtered one could be seriously injured or injure someone else. It was 01/12/13 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of GMC Yukon

The vehicle was a 2004 GMC Yukon xl. The VIN of the problem Yukon is 1GKEC16Z84_. Loud pinging noise from exhaust which continues 5-10 minutes after car is turned off, also has vibration in steering wheel and dash when at a sit still in either drive or park, rpm are not changing when vibrating, exhaust is extremely loud. The failure date was Sunday, February 15, 2004.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of GMC Yukon

The vehicle is a 2001 GMC Yukon denali. The VIN of this Yukon is 1GKEK63U71_. 2001 Yukon denali- abs fails at slow speeds 2001 Yukon denali- catalytic converter failure. This issue happened on Dec. 1, 2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Acura TL

The vehicle is a 1999 Acura 3. 2tl. While driving engine light illuminated, indicating that catalytic converter malfunctioned. Dealer has been notified.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Acura TSX

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Acura Tsx. : the contact stated all occupants of the vehicle are having symptoms associated with what is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning from the vehicle. The occupants are having headaches and coughing. These symptoms dissipate when the vehicle is not being occupied. The dealership cannot duplicate the problem. This catalytic convertor issue occurred Tuesday, May. 16, 2006.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Honda Odyssey

The owner has a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, rattling noise emitted and suddenly the engine stalled with the illumination of the warning indicator. The engine restarted and resumed for five minutes before the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the lower end of the engine fractured and required replacement. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 12/10/12 the consumer stated the catalytic converter was damaged and he/she would like to close the case. 12/17/12. The failure date was Friday, November 9, 2012.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Honda Passport

The vehicle involved is a 2001 Honda Passport. While driving approximately 5-10 mph, the vehicle began to stall and the engine revved. The vehicle failed to drive forward and would only drive in reverse. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and her cousin, a mechanic, diagnosed the cause of failure as the catalytic converter. She was informed that there was a recall on the catalytic converter, but the only open recall on her vehicle was for the frontal air bags. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 86,000. Updated 01-16-08. After further investigation, it was determined there was a problem with the throttle position sensor. Updated. This problem occurred on 07/31/2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Hyundai Elantra

2002 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice concerning front steering or control mechanisms, rust and potential failures the consumer stated on March 10, 2010, she went to the dealer after receiving a recall notice. Upon inspection, it was determined the parts did not need to be replaced. On January 31, 2012, the same parts that were the subject of the recall failed. The consumer stated when the steering failed, the vehicle was violently forced into oncoming traffic which nearly resulted in a head-on collision and was then violently forced back across the lane in which she had been traveling, narrowly missing another vehicle. The vehicle had to be towed as it could not be driven. The consumer had other problems such as the engine light illuminating, due to an internal failure of the catalytic converter and a broken rear spring, as well as weak struts. The failure date was Jan. 31, 2012.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Hyundai Tiburon

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KMHJG25F21_. In the 23 months I have had my car I have had all of the following replaced: 2 batteries, 3 alternators, a feul pressure regulator, a gasket valve, a manifold, a catalic converter, a 3 transmissions (4 if you include the transmission that was in the car when I bought it). I bought the car with 26 miles on it. The very first weekend I had the car the alternator and the battery both had to be replaced. I have put 66,000 miles on this car, but am still dealing with all the problems because the transmission they put in there a couple weeks ago is still making noises. I also had to replace a faulty tire that came on the car, at first the dealership told me I bent my rim, but I took it elsewhere and the tire was bad. It was Friday, Jul. 20, 2001 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Infiniti QX4

VIN of the vehicle was JNRDR09Y82_. My 2002 Infiniti Qx4 has had three catalytic converters replaced due to a crack in the seam of the catalytic converter on both sides. My vehicle has 18,800 miles on it. The failure date was Thursday, September 18, 2003.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Infiniti I30

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Infiniti I30. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JNKCA31A6Y_. 2000 infinity I30t : from forums on internet, it seems that there is a common problem with the exhaust system on this model. There is a code p0420 that indicates a problem with the bank 1 catalytic converter. Infinity states that because the catalytic converter is enclosed in a "front tube assembly", it is not covered under the 80,000 mile warranty. I have replaced the rear cat, O2 sensors, mass air sensor and engine coils. The p0420 code was also worked on before we owned the car at 29,000 miles. It was 01/22/2007 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle involved was a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Expereince very loud and noisy exhaust manifolds, dealer found both intake manifolds to be defective and leaking , warrenty repair and replaced both. #2 leak found in power steering, dealer stated leas in lines, rack , and pump, warretny on all but the lines,#3 also found catalytic convertor leak, recommend replacement (again happens to be under warrenty) #4 found small hole in intermediat pipe, recommended replacement . #5 looking further dealership found cylinder head to be leaking!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes, covered under warrenty. Now I am beginning to wonder about this dealership, as I have never used them before not did I but the Jeep from them. . #6 tech stated some wear in all ball joints , recommended replacement . #7 found steering damper to have a leak, recommended replacement, now as anyone can se there seems to be many issues related to my 07 jk. It was 03/04/2014 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Jeep Wrangler

Consumer owns a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact heard a loud rattling noise underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the catalytic converter was replaced. Recently, the contact discovered a voluntary recall issued by the manufacturer pertaining to the power train control module. The contact was displeased to know the VIN was not included in the recall and ineligible for reimbursement for the prior repair. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. The consumer stated the exhaust manifold cracked on two separate occasions and had to be replaced. The failure date was Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Land Rover Range Rover

The owner has a 2005 Land Rover Range Rover. While the contact was driving between 55 and 75 mph, the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the failure was contributed to the catalytic converter. The vehicle was repaired. The failure occurred twice in which the catalytic converter was replaced by and authorized dealer. The failure continued to occur. The failure was being diagnosed by the dealer when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was unknown. The failure date was Monday, May 10, 2010.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Land Rover Range Rover

The car was a 1997 Land Rover Range Rover. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was SALPV1447V_. Consumer heard rattling in rear of vehicle, dealer determined catalytic converter was broke up inside, and has to be replaced. This catalytic convertor issue occurred Monday, July 15, 2002.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Lexus SC430

The car involved was a 2002 Lexus Sc430. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JTHFN48Y32_. My Sc430 has had a strong sulfur smell from the exhaust system (after medium to heavy acceleration) since it was new. When I first mentioned it to the service department they told me I needed to put a few thousand miles on it and it should go away. I gave it several thousand miles and it didn't help. They then checked it out and told me they couldn't find a problem and referred me to a service bulletin that said I should try a different brand of fuel. I tried every brand of fuel sold in my area (chevron, union 76, shell, mobile, texaco, arco, astro, etc. ) and none of them made any difference. My dealership then ran extensive tests on my vehicle and said it was performing normally. I'm embarrassed to have anyone ride in my car. I requested Lexus buy it back at kelly blue book price and they said because it was operating normally they wouldn't do anything for me. They should tell potential buyers that they won't be able to drive with the top down unless they don't plan to accellerate to freeway speed or pass anyone. This catalytic convertor problem happened on Apr. 20, 2002.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Lexus RX330

Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2T2HA31UX6_. 2006 Lexus Rx330. Consumer states problem with catalytic converter the consumer stated the cost to replace the catalytic converter was $4,000. 00. The consumer requested a refund, because according to the owners manual, the catalytic converter and protector were covered for 8 years/80,000 miles. Updated 04/12/jb. The failure date was Saturday, May 22, 2010.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car is a 1999 Lincoln Town Car. The VIN of this vehicle was 1LNHM81WXX_. Ford motor CO. Car service engine light come on. It was Nov. 5, 2004 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car involved is a 1996 Lincoln Town Car. The VIN of the car is 1LNLM81W4T_. The exhaust converter went bad at the mileage specified. Notice - I also own a 1990 Lincoln towncar, on which the identical right side tie rod wore out. On the 1996 towncar the tierod was so bad that the right side control arm seperated at the tie rod upon pulling into my driveway! if this component would have failed at highway speeds the resulting lack of steering control would have caused loss of life or equipment. This problem occurred on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mazda RX8

2004 Mazda Rx8. Consumer writes in regards to several defects in the vehicle. The consumer stated about a year after having the vehicle, the rear tail lights started filling up with water. Also, the vehicle stopped running with no warning. The consumer was informed the vehicle needed a catalytic converter. When the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, he was informed the vehicle needed two oxygen sensors. After the oxygen sensors were replaced, the stalling continued. The consumer had the vehicle towed the dealer, where he was informed the vehicle needed a new engine. This problem occurred on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mazda Tribute

The owner has a 2004 Mazda Tribute. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly decreased speed and felt as though it was losing power. The speed would not increase above 5 mph and the brakes would not engage properly. The mechanic stated that the problem was due to the catalytic converter and it would take 1-3 months to receive the part. After 4 weeks, the vehicle was repaired; however, when the shifting gears from park, reverse, and drive she heard a grinding noise. There was also little or no resistance in the steering wheel while making right and left turns. The NHTSA campaign id number: 07e023000 is related to the service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder and NHTSA campaign id number: 04v583000 is related to the vehicle speed control:cables. The contact is aware of the safety risk in the transmission. The current and failure mileages were 53,000. This catalytic convertor issue occurred July 23, 2009.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mercedes Benz S500

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz S500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WDBNG75J42_. Right side catalyst broke apart and fail. It caused the car to run really horrible and stall out many times. Manufacturer doesn't want to be responsible for the repair, even if the vehicle only has 65000 miles. It won't pass the California emission testing. It was Dec. 11, 2013 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mercedes Benz SL500

The vehicle was a 2003 Mercedes Benz Sl500. Vehicle identification number (VIN): WDBSK75F44_. Vehicle has been driven less than 52,000 miles and both driver and passenger side catalytic converters have required replacement approximately 2 months apart. Retractable hood has now failed. Concerned that faulty design in catalytic converters will causerepeat failures in future. Concerned that retractable hood failure is sign of additional design flaws with this vehicle. This problem occurred on Saturday, July 7, 2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mercury Sable

The car involved is a 2000 Mercury Sable. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1MEFM55S7Y_. When the gear shifter lever was put into drive from reverse vehicle failed to accelerate when the gas pedal was depressed. This occurred while the consumer was reversing. Vehicle was towed to the dealership, and mechanic determined that the problem was due to a failure in the catalytic convertor because of the weak transmission being used. Also, indicated that this was a common problem with these vehicles. The failure date was Sunday, Jun. 6, 2004.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mercury Sable

The car was a 1998 Mercury Sable. The catalytic converter emitted odors that made the driver sick . This could cause the driver to loss control. Dealer has seen vehicle three times ,and no one could find the cause.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mitsubishi Montero

The car was a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero. At 35000, the trunk door latch mechanism is broken. At 57000 miles check engine light lit, caused by spark plugs or spark plug wires open. Replace all plugs and wires at dealership, cost $300. Not covered by warranty. At 77000 miles, check engine light lit, dealership replaced catalytic converter under warranty but I pay for the oxygen sensor plus labor that goes with the catalyst. Old parts not available. Car driven about 3 miles home from dealeship after replacing the cat. Converter, the check engine light lit again. Dealership checked and said another oxygen sensor is bad. Total 4 oxygen sensors in the system. Cost $230 to replace one sensor. I could not believe that these sensors will go bad at the same time. Is that a coinsidence or manufacturer parts defects???. This catalytic convertor problem happened on July 26, 2004.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Mitsubishi Montero

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JA4MW51R31_. I purchased a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero ltd from gibbons Toyota in eynon, PA. I also purchased a warranty from them. My engine light comes on. They say sensors have to be changed. Light came back on. Changed another sensor, light came on. Now they say it is the catalytic converter. They tell me it is covered by Mitsubishi for 8 yrs. They try ertley motor world numerous times and cannot get them to respond. They are in wilkes-barre, PA. Gibbons mgr then contacted domiano's in archbald. They to did not want to have anything to do with this. Why is it that Mitsubishi dealers will not stand behind their warranty's. This is the 4th Mitsubishi I have owned, and now that I see the service, it will be the last. They are very ignorant people. They treat you like dirt. Very arrogant. Something should be done about this. There is an 8 yr warranty on the converter, and it should be changed with no hassle. Thank you. This has been going on for the last 6 months. This catalytic convertor problem happened on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Nissan Frontier

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N6BD06T16_. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the check engine warning light remained illuminated. An independent mechanic performed a diagnostic and advised the contact that the catalytic converter was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 115,382. Updated 4/22/cn updated 04/25/2014. It was 01/01/2014 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Nissan Titan

The owner has a 2007 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited an abnormal ticking noise when the engine was running. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they stated that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable. This issue happened on January 18, 2012.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle involved is a 2003 SAAB 9-5. We purchased our 2003 9-5 arc in March of 2003. Immediately, I noticed the exhaust smelled of human gas, seriously. Soon after the stench seeped into the cab of the vehicle. At 7000 I couldn't take it anymore and I brought the car in to have checked out by the dealer. They informed me there was nothing wrong with the car, that sometimes new cars smell. It was suggested that I use only premium or better fuel to lessen the smell. 3000 miles later, the car stunk. I brought it in for its first oil change and informed them that the car still stunk. It was discovered that the catalytic converter was defective and it was replaced, no charge to me. Now at 14000+ miles the car still stinks. I brought the car in today 1/12/04 and was told that there's nothing they can do. Basically, I have to live with the smell. I've been driving this vehicle for ten months with nauseating fumes seeping into the cab of the vehicle. These fumes not only upset my stomach but cause me headaches. I've been waking up with headaches since spring of 2003. Something has to be done. Please respond ASAP. I'm literally sick over this situation. - kim. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2003.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle is a 2002 SAAB 95. While driving to work 28 April 2006 my 2002 SAAB 9-6 b308 v6 engine car began sputtering and the engine light came on. I made it into the parking lot where I work then proceeded to call a SAAB dealership. SAAB dealership mechanic stated that the car's computer put itself into "lame" mode and that the car was safe to drive to dealership (15 miles away)and that it was probably an ignition module. I simply pulled car onto the parking lot and it sputtered to a stop/stall, smoke came from the hood and it wouldn't restart. I had the car towed to the dealership. After the car had arrived at the dealership I was notified by the dealership that the defective part was an ignition module. After looking this information up I find that this part was defective in and recalled in over 100,000 SAAB's from 2000-2002 however after calling SAAB corporate they deny that this part is recalled in my particular make and year. My make, model, engine type and year however are listed as recalled on several web sites including your dot. Gov web site. I had to pay $600 + dollars to have my car repaired and have the ignition module replaced as I need this car. After having the part replaced 2 days later the engine light came on; I immediately brought the car back to the dealership to find that they state the car now needs a new catalytic converter (as stated by the SAAB dealership) the cat converter was warranted for 8 years or 80,000 miles but has broken after the 90,000 mile mark. I feel that driving the car when the ignition module has gone bad may have damaged the cat converter (as stated can happen if driving car with bad ignition module). This catalytic convertor issue occurred Fri., Apr. 28, 2006.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Saturn ION

2004 Saturn Ion. Consumer writes in regards to electronic power steering failure. The consumer stated she first started having front suspension problems, which the dealer fixed free of charge. The exhaust was leaking and she paid to have it replaced, along with the catalytic converter. Also, the horn stopped working. The consumer received a letter in July 2012, from gm stating the warranty was being extended because the electric power steering could fail. On December 16, 2013, the power steering failed, as the consumer was leaving a parking lot. She had to use extra force to turn the steering wheel. After a couple of minutes, it was back to normal. A test revealed, there was indeed a failure. When the consumer called gm, she was informed the extended warranty had expired on 11/28/13 the consumer no longer owns the vehicle. Updated 02/5/14. This catalytic convertor issue occurred Monday, December 16, 2013.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Saturn VUE

The VIN of this vehicle is 5GZCZ63476_. The vehicle was a 2006 Saturn Vue. The contact heard a very loud noise from the muffler. The dealer stated that there was catalytic converter failure. The vehicle was repaired under warranty. After the repair, the contact approached a stop and the noise recurred. The dealer stated that this was normal; however, the contact believed there was a leak causing the noise. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 8,000 and failure mileage was approximately 7,000. This problem occurred on 06/14/2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Subaru Outback. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4S3BH6866Y_. Check engine light/ sensor failures. Had analysis done on my car when the check engine light came on. Turned out to be knock sensor. Previously changed oxygen sensor. Check engine light came on again, dealer said that catylitic converter was bad possibly due to engine running rich. This may have been caused by bad sensors. This appears to be a common problem with this engine. Is it related to the head gasket leak?. The failure date was Dec. 1, 2004.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Subaru Outback. The vehicle would jerk when idling. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, there was a delay and the vehicle would jolt forward. The dealer stated that internal transmission parts failed and the transmission needed to be replaced. At 64,000 miles, the contact smelled rotten eggs when driving 35 mph. The dealer replaced the catalytic converter. While driving between 25- 60 mph with the air conditioner activated, she smelled something burning inside the passenger compartment. The dealer stated that the head gasket failed and needed to be replaced. The head gasket failed at 55,000 and 80,000 miles. The failure mileage was 55,000 and current mileage was 95,000. It was Sun., Nov. 7, 2004 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Suzuki Reno

The vehicle was a 2006 Suzuki Reno. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is KL5JD66Z76_. The check engine came on, and I had a diagnostic done. It showed one O2 sensor was not good. It was replaced. After one week the light came on again, and another sensor needed to be replaced. About two weeks later, the light came on again, and the test showed that the catalytic convertor needed to be replaced. This was replaced. Two months later the light came on again, and it shows that both the O2 sensor and catalytic convertor need to be replaced. Nonetheless, the car passed the emissions test, but the light is still on, and the diagnostics still read the same; the O2 sensor and catalytic convertor need to be replaced. The acceleration now has problems. Sometimes, the car will hit 3-4 rpm while the acceleration is at 40 mph and will not go higher. Sometimes, I have to pull over because a "burning rubber smell" is emitted from the engine and comes into the car through the vents. The mileage now is about 96500. It was 07/16/12 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Suzuki SX4

2008 Suzuki Sx4- took into dealership for complaint of ticking noise under the hood. After a $98 diagnostic fee they determined it needed a new engine because of bad rods due to oil starvation. After talking with service manager and dealership general manager both decided that repairs were not covered under 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Also the air bag warning light stays on and it was also determined that the entire seat would have to be replaced in addition to the catalytic convertor being replaced due to bad oxygen sensor. I have proof of all maintance and service repairs to include oil changes etc. I requested a meeting with general manager and was assured that he would investigate situation and get back with me in a couple of days. It has been a week and only communication I have received is a text message on my cell phone stating that no part of the powertrain warranty would apply even though the powertrain warranty includes all things listed in diagnostic review of the car this is extremely unprofessional and shows that Suzuki does not stand by their products. A lot more to this story>>>>>> information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). The failure date was May. 9, 2012.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Toyota Prius

Vehicle identification number (VIN): JTDKB20U79_. 2009 Toyota Prius. Consumer writes in regards to hybrid electric water pump recall notice. The consumer stated two weeks after the hybrid water pump was fixed, a red triangle lamp appeared on the dashboard and the vehicle began to overheat. The consumer went back to the dealer and was charged 4202/16 for the diagnosis and informed him the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The consumer went to his personal mechanic, where the hybrid electric pump was replaced and the codes were cleared. It was Nov. 4, 2013 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Toyota Matrix

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Toyota corolla Matrix. This is a very dangerous issue. Car engine randomly shuts off while driving. Check engine light will not go off. I cannot drive car because I cant pass smog either (due to check engine light). I have filed 2 formal complaints with Toyota. Toyota refuses to take responsibility for the mfg. Defect. I am expected to pay over $2000 to replace a catalytic convertor that they know is defective. (excerpt from one complaint I filed) there was a recall on Matrix and corolla: Toyota issued a recall for 2005 to 2008 model year corollas and Matrixes, equipped with the 1zz-fe engine and two-wheel drive. The recall notices states that an improperly manufactured engine control module (ecm) can develop a crack in its circuitry, potentially causing the "check engine" light to illuminate, harsh shifting, and stalling and/or failure of the engine to start. I have a 2003 Matrix xrs with a 2zz-ge engine with a continuous check engine light, harsh shifting, stalling and random failure of the engine to start. I have had multiple diagnostics and repairs done on the vehicle to pass smog inspection over the past 5 or 6 year and have spent thousands of dollars. The light stays off just long enough to pass the smog test and is then returned to me with the light still on. I have paid a Toyota dealer $95 to run diagnostic also. They said the ecm is corrupt and can't be flashed and the cat has to be replaced for over 2k! I would like information from you're quality department as to why Toyota will not replace the ecm being replaced on the engines stated in your recall notice and not on my type of engine. Which has the exact same problem as detailed in the recall listed on your site. Toyota stated after both complaints that they cannot help me or fix the problem. I must pay for solution myself. Does someone need to die in a crash before this is addressed?. This problem occurred on Apr. 30, 2008.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle was a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. She was able to restart the vehicle after 45 minutes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer replaced the rear catalytic convertor but the failure continued. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was 102,000. The VIN was not available. The failure date was May 31, 2012.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3VWCN21Y54_. Vehicle is seven years old with 59,100 miles and already needs a new transmission due to incorrect gear ratio fault 17114, and po330. Also, needs a catalytic converter, has air leak from brake booster vacuum pipe. Vw corporation advised converter under warranty and offered $1,000 toward a new or used vw. The transmission is approximately $4,000. I declined their offer. I also had to replace three window regulators. . . . Updated 01/30/12. It was 12/18/11 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Volvo V70

The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Volvo V70xc. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volvo V70xc is YV1LZ56D0Y_. Purchased car in Dec 2006. Within few months, began to notice the car would lose speed on highway and drop to a speed anywhere between 60-80km/hr. Black smoke rolled out exhaust. Took car to dealership (where previous owners maintained car). Several filters, seals, replaced. Few months later the same problem continued. Returned to dealership and told car needed catalytic converter. After being told the cost, dealership called back to say under emissions warranty. $1200 part was covered but I paid labor/other parts. Dealer was asked on both occasions to complete service due. Failed to complete these as requested. Problems continued. This time the dealership told me that ets was gone causing the car to go into limp mode. Repairs done at a cost of all $2600. 00. Less than a year, same problem occurred. The oil light came on (though there was oil in the car). The car was towed two hours back home . When I took the car to a different independent garage they (like two others before) told me to Volvo. Went back to Volvo but not before I had to pull over and be towed again. The engine began smoking, the car shook violently, the oil light (which Volvo had less than two weeks before said was fine) came on. . . The report back from Volvo is that the ets is gone again but also that the engine required replacing ($6000 job). This was more than two months ago and my car still sits at Volvo waiting for resolve. I strongly believe the ongoing issues are directly related to the need for a new engine and that Volvo was negligent in their responsibility (repeatedly) to make the necessary repairs. Not only am I out the $20 000. 00 to purchase the car only two years ago, I am out about $6000 for repairs already completed and am now being told it will be another $6000 to fix this problem. This issue happened on Dec. 8, 2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Volvo V70

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Volvo V70. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is YV1LZ56D6X_. This car has had a sulfur smell in the emissions since the day of purchase. When it didn't go away at 200 miles, complained to the dealer. They said it would take 2000 miles. Didn't go away by them. They have replaced the O2 sensor, downloaded and upgraded computer, replaced the mass air flow sensor and we are on our third cat converter but the car still smells of sulfur. Especially noxious at low speeds, stop and go traffic and idleing! in June of 2000 they said they weren't authorizing any more repairs on the car. But the car still smells. Concerned about the smell being an irritant to my son who has history of asthma. This catalytic convertor issue occurred Tue., Dec. 21, 1999.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Audi A6

The vehicle involved is a 2001 Audi A6. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WAUEH54BX1_. The insulated hear shield around the catalytic converter started a slow burn and excessive smoke, causing a fire alarm, while the car was parked at my work place. The fire company responded and put the fire out. The incident happened a second time. Updated 01/30/12. It was May 13, 2011 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Audi A6

I am concerned with the safety involved with the catalytic converter on my Audi A6. My check engine light appeared and I took it into my local mechanic who showed the fault as the catalytic converter. I then took my vehicle to the local Audi dealer where they insisted it was the oxygen sensor. I then had this replaced and Audi verified that everything was correct. Once again my check engine light appeared 200 miles later and I took the vehicle back to the Audi dealer. I requested that they check the catalytic converter again and they insisted that it was once again the oxygen sensor. The warranty on this part is approaching the end. I asked, "if this is once again replaced and the light comes on again in a couple hundred miles, my warranty will be up, will you cover it? their response was, "if it is one mile past the warranty, we don't have to cover it. " from this comment one would conclude they are giving me the run around until my warranty is up so they will not be held responsible. My concern is that Audi is failing to comply with a federally mandated warranty. They simply do not want to replace the converter which is placing my life in danger considering a car can catch on fire if the catalytic converter is not working properly. The failure date was Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of BMW 540

The car involved was a 1998 BMW 540i. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WBADE6328V_. Catalytic converter system failed. This catalytic convertor problem happened on Thursday, October 1, 1998.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of BMW 540

The vehicle involved is a 1998 BMW 540i. The VIN of this vehicle is WBADE5322W_. Engine doesn't rev up above 4500 rpms and misfires. Engine check light on. Dealer replaced one of two catalytic converters under warranty. According to private clubs abd web sites of BMW owners, 540i cat converters last 50kmiles only. It was Nov. 19, 2002 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Buick Regal

The car involved is a 2002 Buick Regal. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Buick Regal is 2G4WB55K12_. : the contact stated the vehicle was running sluggish. It was taken to the dealership , who determined the catalytic converter was clogged and needed to be replaced. Previously, the dealership replaced right front tie rod end on 08/03/2004 at 61304 miles. Update 5/30/2006 -. This issue happened on Wed., May. 3, 2006.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Buick Regal

The car involved was a 2002 Buick Regal. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 2G4WB55K42_. Loss of engine power, engine stopped running, damage to various engine components. Catalytic converter plugged shut and heat damage to various engine components. "near engine fire. " catalytic converter, manifold, iac value, gasket, fuel line, fuel regulator, evap hose from engine to fuel tank all replaced. Buick has partially reimbursed for repairs and replacements. Two items still pending. This catalytic convertor issue occurred July 10, 2006.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Cadillac STS

The vehicle is a 2008 Cadillac Sts. 2008 Cadillac seville with several problems. Consumer states that these are some of the problems. Moldings were not installed, check engine light illuminated, catalytic converter, rpm's ran high, and had an odd odor. The engine light illuminating was due to a bad catalytic converter. It was Mar. 23, 2008 when this catalytic convertor issue happened.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Cadillac CTS

The VIN of this Cts is 1G6DM57764_. Emission test failure. 2004 Cadillac Cts. 875 miles on odometer just picked up from dealer brought back following day for inspection sticker,would not pass emissions test. Told by dealer vehicle had blocked catalytic converter and need replacement. It was Feb. 19, 2004 when this catalytic convertor issue occurred.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Jaguar XJ8

The car is a 2004 Jaguar Xj8. 2004, Jaguar, Xj8. Vehicle had to have the brakes and transmission replaced. Also, vehicle needed a new starter because the key will not come out of the ignition. After vehicle was taken to the dealership the catalytic converter made a popping noise. There were no other problems with the vehicle to the best of the consumers knowledge. Consumer felt that the mechanics working on vehicle were guessing as to the cause of the problem without solving the problem, consumer took vehicle back to the dealer 12 times since purchasing vehicle on June 25, 2005. This catalytic convertor issue occurred Jun. 26, 2004.

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car   Catalytic Convertor problem of Jaguar XJ

Hydrogen sulfide toxic fume, in 2003 Jaguar Xj8. I have leased 8 Jaguars no problem until 2002 Jaguar Xj8. Shortly after lease I noticed a sulfur smell. I was informed it could be gas or exhaust fumes from another vehicle. The car continued to smell, thanksgiving a guest in car became physically ill. The car was taken for service. After negotiation, plus the additional corporate leased auto, dearlership released me from 2002 lease. I signed a new lease for a 2003 Jaguar for 3 years. In March with less than 2700 miles I have the same problem with sulfur smell. Maggie harlow, general manager Jaguar lou, shared with me a one page directive from Jaguar stating how to cope with this problem in 2002. I went directly to Jaguar through email. Mr. Manny beltran responded. Mr. Beltran set up an appointment for service at Jaguar lou. Jaguar area service manger, john zimmerman, would be there to inspect the car. On 4/17/03, I sent mr. Beltran another email his response dealership was trying to find a solution to the problem. On 4/21/03, elliott, Jaguar lou service manager, stated the sulfur problems usually went away after 6,00 to 10,000 miles. This was the first this information had been revealed to me; elliott suggested that he remove the catalytic converter from an older Jaguar. After requestion confirmation of problem with catalytic converter, maggie phoned me. Maggie concurred there was an odor that I basically had to live with it, Jaguar would not replace the catalytic converter. I requested john zimmerman phone me. After 3 days no one had returned call. I purchased a new BMW on 4/28/03. On 4/29/03, my attorney received a letter from maggie with the offer to exchange the catalytic converter. The 2003 Jaguar is at Jaguar louisville. I feel the fair responsible solution is that I be released without charge from the lease. I leased this car, plus additional corporate car in good faith. This issue happened on March 17, 2003.

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