I have a Broken exhaust pipe


Today when I started my Tucson, the exhaust was unusually loud. Could my catalytic converter have been stolen? I’m not sure if it’s located further up the exhaust or not; my research hasn’t provided much clarity. Is it possible my exhaust simply broke?

The car has only 9,000 kilometers on it, and I haven’t hit anything.

A loud exhaust on your Tucson could be a sign of a stolen catalytic converter, which is a possibility unfortunately. They’re sometimes targeted by thieves because of the precious metals they contain. Those converters are usually located near the engine, so a very loud noise from the back might be less likely. It could also be a broken exhaust component, but with such low mileage, that seems less probable.

Although it’s after the catalytic converter and sensors, certain jurisdictions may find that visually defective, which won’t have an impact on emissions.

It is best to take it to a muffler shop and have them weld on a pipe that uses the least amount of space to exit the vehicle’s undercarriage.