Originally Posted by itzed
I just started having this same issue on my 2006 2.5i, 138k. I have not had the reprogram under recall done yet, and I'm hesitant to take it to the dealer now since I figure they will want to fix something expensive, like the cats. Unless, they are covered under warranty? How do I know if they are? My car is newer than the OP's car, but it does not have pzero badge on the back of it.
Your owner's manual folder should have a warranty booklet that will lay that out. The PZEV warranty runs to 150K, not sure about other models. My '05 doesn't have a PZEV badge, but it's a PZEV car, however, it's from California. It would be worthwhile to bring it in to the dealer, but if your cats need replacement and they're out of warranty, an independent shop can do the work much cheaper.