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GM will replace Catalytic converter


squashman
09-27-2005, 06:50 PM
I just got a notice for the 2001-2002 Impalas(3.4L and 3.8L) and some other GM models of those years, that GM will replace and repair any that malfunction and impede the flow of air through the converter.
They have also extended the warranty to 10 years or 190,000 kilometers(114,000 miles).
Symptoms of a blocked catalytic converter are lack of power or illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp(MIL)

BNaylor
09-27-2005, 08:23 PM
Here is some information to clarify to include coverage limits courtesy of GMMerlin and posted in other forums:

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This is a special policy that raises warranty coverages on the converter in case you experience a failure.

Dear General Motors Customer:

As the owner of a 2001-02 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; Pontiac Grand Prix; or Buick Regal model vehicle, equipped with a 3.4L or 3.8L V6 engine, your satisfaction with our product is very important to us.

This letter is intended to make you aware that some 2001-02 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; Pontiac Grand Prix; and Buick Regal model vehicles, equipped with a 3.4L or 3.8L V6 engine, may have a condition where the 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.

This is not a recall. Do not take your vehicle to your GM dealer as a result of this letter unless you believe that your vehicle has the condition as described above.

What We Have Done
General Motors is providing owners with additional protection for the Catalytic Converter. If this condition occurs on your 2001-02 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; Pontiac Grand Prix; or Buick Regal model vehicle, equipped with a 3.4L or 3.8L V6 engine, within 10 years of the date your vehicle was originally placed in service or 120,000 miles (190,000 km), whichever occurs first, the condition will be repaired for you at no charge .

What You Should Do
Repairs and adjustments qualifying under this special coverage must be performed by a General Motors dealer. You may want to call the service department at your dealer to find out how long they will need to have your vehicle so that you may schedule the appointment at a time that is convenient for you. This will also allow your dealer to order parts if they are not already in stock. Keep this letter with your other important glove box literature for future reference.

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GMMerlin
09-28-2005, 06:22 PM
Bnaylor3400 posted the information, I just want to add that this is a special policy adjustment, GM has extended warranty coverages for your converter..IN CASE of failure..so with that,
This is not a recall. Do not take your vehicle to your GM dealer as a result of this letter unless you believe that your vehicle has the condition as described above

maxwedge
09-28-2005, 07:23 PM
Hey, GMMerlin welcome as moderator, looking forward to some informative exchanges, Shep

GMMerlin
09-28-2005, 07:38 PM
Hey, GMMerlin welcome as moderator, looking forward to some informative exchanges, Shep

Thanks dude..only been a Mod here for about 1.5-2 years... :evillol:

KingCobra89
02-15-2012, 04:54 PM
does anybody know if this can include the buick century?

j cAT
02-15-2012, 06:50 PM
does anybody know if this can include the buick century?

first your in a chevrolet forum, 2nd this is a 7 yr old post, 3rd start your own post and give all vehicle details. yr/engine/model/miles etc....

then you most likely will get a quick answer to any questions.

KingCobra89
02-15-2012, 08:10 PM
first your in a chevrolet forum, 2nd this is a 7 yr old post, 3rd start your own post and give all vehicle details. yr/engine/model/miles etc....

then you most likely will get a quick answer to any questions.

First off your just an idiot, secondly once you post on it it will go to the top again, 3rd their arent many details to give im just wondering if it covers the 2000 buick century. if you dont got any useful information why respond????

j cAT
02-15-2012, 08:14 PM
First off your just an idiot, secondly once you post on it it will go to the top again, 3rd their arent many details to give im just wondering if it covers the 2000 buick century. if you dont got any useful information why respond????

who is the idiot now !

you got a 2000 GM vehicle 12 yrs old and do you think that they will do a free cat converter replacement ?????????????

what are you smoking down there !~

KingCobra89
02-15-2012, 08:56 PM
who is the idiot now !

you got a 2000 GM vehicle 12 yrs old and do you think that they will do a free cat converter replacement ?????????????

what are you smoking down there !~


the car only has 60,000 miles on it and i just got off the phone with gm. turns out they are going to replace it. now whos the idiot???????????? and the schtuff were smoking is a hell of a lot better then the twigs you got up their. [additionally non-contributory remarks deleted by moderator]

shorod
02-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Okay you two, let's calm down. Please both of you review the Forum Guidelines that you agreed to follow when registering on this forum. If you're not sure where they're at, you can find them here. (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/guidelines.html)

KingCobra, welcome to the forum! Hopefully you're able to look beyond the initial "welcome" you received.

j Cat, you've been around long enough you should know better.

-Rod

j cAT
02-16-2012, 08:20 AM
the car only has 60,000 miles on it and i just got off the phone with gm. turns out they are going to replace it. now whos the idiot???????????? and the schtuff were smoking is a hell of a lot better then the twigs you got up their. [additionally non-contributory remarks deleted by moderator]

well I hope you recorded your converation and got the name and employee number. this would all have to be approved at the dealership.

many have tried and failed to get a replacement after 10 years.

Tech II
02-16-2012, 11:47 AM
I agree with Jcat....have never seen them replace a cat after 10 years.....

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