Catalytic Converter went in my 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid.
January 14, 2011 12:41 PM Subscribe
Car Repair Filter: My 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid has 150,000 miles and the check engine light is on. Dealer is telling me I need a new catalytic converter.
posted by hazyspring to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Catalytic converter costs anywhere from $1500 - $2000 including labor. Car is only worth at most $3500.
In my quick online searches, it looks like the failure of a catalytic converter in a hybrid is a recurring problem. Could possibly be a software problem with Honda, but it looks like many people have had problems with the catalytic converter.
Anyone have suggestions on dealing with this? What is the general lifespan of a catalytic converter in a car?
Suggestions on resources? I am considering calling Honda. I can't do anything with the car until I get it to pass inspection, and my registration is expiring.