Beginning with 2004 models, automakers are faced with 15-year/150,000-mile (240,000-km) emissions warranty requirements in California, Maine, Vermont, Massachusettes and New York. An auto industry engineer tells WEVTU catalysts must light off in five to six seconds to meet the tough new requirements and that consumer maintenance responsibility has been reduced to little more than oil, oil filter, air filter and coolant changes. No doubt one of the biggest winners will be the PGM ...

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