Join Date: Jan 2005
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Federal Emission Coverage: Components under the federal emission defect warranty are covered for 36 months/36,000 miles and specified major emission control components are covered for 8 years/80,000 miles. Specified major emission control components under emission performance warranty are also covered for 8 years/80,000 miles. In addition, emission performance warranty is applicable for 24 months/24,000 miles in states and local jurisdictions that require a periodic EPA-approved inspection and maintenance program.
California Emission Control Coverage: In California and any other state that adopts California emission warranty provisions, performance warranty and defect warranty coverage is applicable for 36 months/50,000 miles, and specific control devices are covered for 7 years/70,000 miles.
If plugs wear out or foul during the 50K miles then the car may fail emissions which would then require replacement by the manufacturer at their cost. Many states have adopted the Cali rules or have similar rules of their own. This applies to ALL cars, not just the Prius. Cali has had the 50K rule for at least 15 years.
2005 Seaside Pearl, BC#6