Hello, Quick history: my 2001 M3 with about 50K miles started throwing codes last year (2009) indicating the cats were not working properly. I took the car in last year when the CEL first appeared specifically to assure the problem was logged withing the EPA 8 year/80K mile warranty period. My local DC area BMW dealer tried several software fixes/updates over the year but ultimately to no avail, ceding that the cats truly are going bad and should be replaced. I then asserted that the bad cats, which have been failing since at least mid-2009, should be replaced free under the mandate of the EPA emission warranty. The service rep said they'd have to take that up the ladder to BMWNA to approve such a replacement. Well, after several weeks, and several calls trying to ascertain what was going on, my service rep called back to say that my claim has been rejected as the car is out of warranty(?). While the dealer said they could help out a bit, reducing what they said would normally be a $3,900 dollar repair to maybe $2,400, that is still $2,400 dollars to much for what I feel should be a free repair under the EPA emission warranty. What would be my recourse or next moves at this point? Contact BMWNA myself? Get BMWCCA's Ombudsman involved? Take it to another dealer, though if this is BMWNA's decision I can't imagine I would get a different result from this? Other? Thanks for any thoughts, advice or experience. PS The car is bone stock and very well maintained, primarily through the dealer/BMW.