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Catalytic Converters Recall ???

Old 10-24-2005, 07:49 PM
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Default Catalytic Converters Recall ???


I was gassing up this morning and a guy next to me said " how do u like your car???" but then he added " Did u get your notice from GM ??? About the Catalytic Converter Recall ??? Now that took me back. He said, he just got his and put his wife's car in for the service. I didnt get from him the year of his car. I hv a new Monte Carlo 2005 LT 3.8 L. So Im asking does anyone know about this???

Pls advise

A really worried and upset Monte Newbie

Old 11-06-2005, 09:11 PM
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Default RE: Catalytic Converters Recall ???

Yep, I got it too, but because it said that it wasn't necessary to take it in, unless you noticed a lack of power, or decreased gas mileage, I didn't. Guess we'll just have to wait and see......
Old 01-23-2006, 10:59 AM
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I just got my 2002 SS about a month ago. Starting on Friday, I started losing all sorts of power. By Saturday, I had NO POWER AT ALL. It took about 4 minutes to get up to 50! I took it into the Chevy dealership in town and they checked it out. They found that the cat was completely clogged up. I had just had a cat-back (Magnaflow) put on about a week ago. The car only has about 30K on it. Chevy warranties the emissions stuff for 80K. They replaced the cat, and it never ran so good!. I can now here the difference in the sound of the cat-back, too. Didn't cost me ANYTHING! Not even under my extended warranty I purchased with the car (that has a $50 deductable). Wether you have a bad one or not, go in. Have them check it out. You may just get a new cat for free. From what I am being told by the dealership (Chevy), this is a common occurance in the W-Body cars (not just the Monte's).
Old 01-23-2006, 11:54 AM
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its a law that all car makers warrente all emissions parts for 8 years 80,000 miles its not just chevy. that includes egr systems as well
Old 07-19-2015, 12:22 AM
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I have an 06 monte carlo 3.5 and I need to know if I'm still able to get in on the recall. Just started having this problem not to long ago and I was thinking I would be replacing the transmission but if it's the catalytic converter I need to know if I'm eligible for the replacement
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