Light car repair - Failing catalytic converter(s)
Catalytic converter trouble is a problem primarily because this part won't fail unless there is an underlying problem. It represented 6.10 percent of repairs in 2013. This is the most expensive repair in the top 10 and costs continue to rise, up 5 percent over 2012. Driving up costs are the precious metals catalytic converters contain.
Average repair cost: $1,154