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Old 11-29-2012, 07:42 AM
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It is necessary because it will make it impossible for you to pass inspection, as the SES light is on. Otherwise, the car can be driven safely with it being bad.

This is an emissions related item. Your car is a 2009 and depending on your state, emissions related failures are generally covered beyond the 4 year/50k mile warranty. Not sure if that law applies in Puerto Rico though. The EPA law I believe states 8 years or 80,000 miles for major emissions related items for cars built after 1995.

My pump went out at about 30k miles and was replaced under warranty. Sad to hear it costs $1,000 if it happens again.

EDIT:

OK so here is the wording from the 2009 Warranty statement, which applies to PR cars.

The following components and/or system are/is
covered under the Federal EmissionWarranty for
a period of 8 years or 80,000 miles, whichever
occurs first.

CATALYTIC CONVERTER

ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (INCLUDING
ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM)

Perhaps someone can shed light on whether the DTML pump falls under the latter Engine Control Module.
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