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  • docj 02/24/09 3:03 pm PST

    Federal warranty on the Catalytic Converters and the PCM"s are 8 years or 80 k miles.

    Your owners manual should have a warranty booklet stating this.

    96 years? wouldnt that be great!....LOL.....I know you didnt mean that typo...

    Check with your dealer or call the manufacturer customer service direct for the exact emissions warranty on this vehicle..all emission components are not covered this long...just CAt/Con and PCM

    Your Cat/con should be covered if it is in fact failed.

    Doc J

  • MrShift@Edmunds 02/24/09 3:08 pm PST

    Yes you should be covered under the Federal 8 years/80K miles law ...if....IF...it's your actual catalytic.

    This law applies to emissions CONTROL parts, not emissions RELATED parts.

    So your code might apply to either. Trouble codes do not actually identify the defective component, only the SYSTEM.

    A catalytic converter is an emissions CONTROL part

    From EPA:


     There are three specified major emission control components,
    covered for the first 8 years or 80,000 miles of vehicle use on 1995
    and newer vehicles:

    * Catalytic converters.

    * The electronic emissions control unit or computer (ECU).

    * The onboard emissions diagnostic device or computer (OBD).

  • Stever@Edmunds 02/25/09 11:16 pm PST

    I'll fix the typo. :-)

    The emissions warranty should be in your owner's manual, like DocJ mentioned. It may be called the "Owner's Warranty Information Booket." Note that the emissions warranty is different in California (and in those states that have adopted California's emissions standards - maybe. It's not real clear to me how that works).

    If you don't have a manual then maybe you can borrow one somewhere. Toyota doesn't make them available for download online like most other manufacturers do.

  • bullman2 12/06/10 7:12 pm PST


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