Does Kia powertrain warranty cover catalytic converter?
Kia Warranty Q&A
The emissions warranty coverage for all cars is longer in California and the 12 states that follow its regulations. In addition, coverage for some parts, including the catalytic converter and engine control module (ECM), follow federal regulations for 8-year/80,000-mile warranty coverage.
Is a catalytic converter covered under bumper to bumper warranty?
Specified major emission control components are covered for and include only the catalytic converters, the electronic emissions control unit or computer (ECU), and the onboard emissions diagnostic (OBD) device or computer. This applies even if there are no mechanical defects with the vehicle.
What is the warranty on a replacement catalytic converter?
New aftermarket converters are required to have a five year, 50,000 mile warranty on the converter shell and end pipes. They are also required to be warranted to meet EPA’s emission performance standards for 25,000 miles when the vehicle is properly used and maintained.
What will void my Kia warranty?
The warranty will be voided in the event of the vehicle being “Written Off” (that is, the vehicle has been damaged to the extent that renders repair of the vehicle impractical or uneconomic) or disposed of by an insurer.
The warranty period is for the first 60 month/100,000 miles from the date of first retail delivery or when it is first put into service, whichever comes first.
How much does it cost to replace a catalytic converter?
Catalytic converter replacement isn’t cheap. For most vehicles, the average cost of a catalytic converter repair is between $945 and $2475 including parts and labor. The catalytic converter cost itself can be up to $2250 of that.
Can you drive a car with a bad catalytic converter?
A bad catalytic converter will give off higher emissions than allowed by the state. So a car with a malfunctioning catalytic converter will not pass a vehicle inspection. And that means you won’t be able to drive your vehicle legally.
Is catalytic converter covered under insurance?
NICB explained that catalytic converter theft is generally only covered by insurance if the vehicle owner has “comprehensive insurance,” which is optional in California. Check to see what your deductible would be to repair a stolen catalytic converter. A catalytic converter underneath a car.
Why are catalytic converters not covered under warranty?
While not included in a warranty, because catalytic converters are vital to a vehicle’s emissions system, they are included under the Federal Emissions Warranty as a part of the Clean Air Act.