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My wifes' 04 V-70 with 68k miles had the check engine light come on this past Friday, at the start of the holiday weekend. I finally get to use my new Actron code reader cp 9180 model. It spits out a pending code of PO420 (catalyst below threshold bank 1). I read it again and it is now a stored code on Sunday. I check with my guy Jim at Vovo Clinic and he says its a cat going bad bring it to the dealer, it is under the 8 yr 80k warranty. Tuesday I call the dealer and get an appt for Wed and upon driving down the cel goes off!!!! The service writer says "oh it is probably just a loose gas cap, but here is a loaner and we'll check it out" Turns out they replace the cat and perform a host of software updates at no charge!!! I haven't heard of a catalytic converter crapping out after 68k miles!!!!But I'm glad it was covered under 8/80 warranty!!! JHW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New catylytic converter!!?? (2.4asr)

Congratulations and thanks for sharing.<p>Sounds relatively painless.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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hmmm I would of said front 02 sensor before changing the cat. <p>Kind of curious if it comes back and how soon
 

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It was painless Steely and kind of curious, I too ,thought that after reading the codes that an 02 sensor would be the culprit...the actron reader kind of walks you through the codes and possible causes. I was even more surprised when the service writer stated 'OH IT'S PROBABLY JUST A LOOSE GAS CAP ...BECAUSE THE CEL WENT OFF' . I'll let SS know if anything else comes of this...the car has been trouble free for the most part and a joy to own and drive! JHW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My 2001 is throwing the Catalytic converter code as well. First car i've ever had where the cat is supposedly going bad.<p>Unfortunately I have 110 K on the ticker and my car is from 2001, no free cat for me.<p>Instead of the $900 Volvo option I am going with the $75 aftermarket cat.....
 
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