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cracked catalytic converter

  1. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Started to notice exhaust fumes inside the cabin at start up and louder than normal engine noise. Subaru dealer said catalytic converter was cracked and need to be replaced. Part alone was $1,500! Took it to an independent shop that specializes in Subarus for a 2nd opinion. They said it was...
  2. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Anyone replaced a catalytic converter recently? I'm getting quotes of $1500 - $2500 at dealers. 2011 Outback has just over 100k miles. It's not throwing any error codes yet but engine is getting quite loud and there is an exhaust smell in the cabin at start-up. Seems way too early for this...