Originally Posted by technician
if the cat breaks it covered by a 8 year 8o,000 mile warrenty do not accept a repaired or take of unit they must by epa law replace with new only i have had mine replaced and had to get epa involved to get them to replace with NEW
I have heard that if you (or your mechanic) contact G&K, G&K will send a new catalytic converter setup for free (or the cost of shipping, can't remember). I believe that the old one has to be returned to G&K but am not certain.
At Smart Center Denver in Colorado, I met a 450 Pulse owner that had an issue with his catalytic converter/exhaust system causing a huge problem. He made a bandaid repair to get the car to run. He contacted G&K, told them the problem and he was sent a new catalytic converter.
Here is something we can do for 450 owners.
I have started a thread in the sub-forum Dealers and Parts
that lists parts from the new model ForTwo (451) that work on the 450. I expect this list to grow as everyone gets more inquisitive about what is different and what is the same between the 450 and 451.
As we all find a 451 part that will work on the 450, lets try to add that part number and its description (and maybe even a picture if you're feeling adventureous) to that thread. Crazy thought but if anyone has access to the parts system for a 451 in a US Smart center, maybe we could get the same information from a Canadian Smart center for the 450 and compare notes.
Just as an aside, my favorite (so far) of the parts has to be the 2-cup cup holder
Just walk in to a smart center, tell them you want to order the cup holder and the attachment screw. The screw is NOT included with the cup holder. Be certain to order the little plastic screw that attaches the cup holder to the accesory stalk. They usually do NOT have this plastic piece part in stock. Attach it to your 450's accessory console. Now you can hold two drinks and now the car really is for two.