Emissions diagnostics

Tiny
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 43,000 MILES

I just purchased a 2000 Camry from a local dealer. The check engine light came on 2 days later. I diagnostics test has confirmed this is an emissions problem. A catalytic converter is probably needed.

Prior to the purchase I asked the salesman if they were aware of any maintenance problems but he stated no. Is it safe to assume the dealer would run a diagnostics test as part of their standard process. Wouldn't they be aware of the pending problem?

Have I been taken by a used car salesman?

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 1:31 AM

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Tiny
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It all depends on what there reconditioning process for used used cars is?They all have there own processes. Do you have smog checks where you live?

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 2:12 AM
Tiny
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Yes, we have smog tests. It also looks like they replaced the battery so I am thinking that re-set the diagnostics. We drove it for less than 100 miles before the check engine light came on.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 11:50 AM
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What is the exact code number you are setting?

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