2002 Subaru Outback catalytic converters

Tiny
LINDA833
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  • 2002 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
My 2002 Subaru has run great and very little repair problems. Maintenance done regularly. Recently the check engine light showed the cat. Conv. Is failing - light keeps coming on. Finally had it repaired at an automotive shop b/c I do not like the Subaru dealership in my town. They put a universal cat conv. On which failed within one week. They reinstalled another one.

Has anyone had any problems with after-market cat convs? I just wish now I had paid the $1300 to have subaru (in another town) put one on.
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Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 10:38 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Do you know the cause of the failure? If it was a integral defect there should be a warranty on it and it should be replaced free of cost, I would check this out.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, December 13th, 2008 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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Is it possible that the o2 sensors are faulty, there may also be a bulletin to reflash PCM I would contact dealership to inquire about bulletin. Sometimes a lazy frt o2 sensor will cause PO420
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 7:37 PM

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