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Catalytic converter and test pipes policy

We take our responsibility to the environment seriously and so only allow the listing of catalytic converters on eBay that meet government environmental regulations.

Additionally, we don't allow items that are designed to defeat, bypass or shut down catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, and malfunction indicator lights.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I list a used catalytic converter?

Yes, as long as it has been recertified and it meets the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requirements for sale. However, if the used catalytic converter hasn't been recertified, the listing can't contain make and model information, and it must be listed as scrap metal.

Are test pipes allowed?

Yes, test pipes are allowed as long as they are categorised as race car accessories and listed in the Auto Racing Parts category.

Read our full policy

Catalytic converter and test pipes policy overview

eBay allows the sale of catalytic converters except for those that are prohibited by the U.S. government. We don't allow items that are designed to defeat, bypass, or shut down catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, and malfunction indicator lights.

Test pipes are allowed if they are marketed as race car accessories and are listed in the Auto Racing Parts category. Test pipes are not approved for use on street-legal vehicles.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Catalytic converters

Allowed Allowed

  • New catalytic converters that meet the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requirements for aftermarket sale
  • Used catalytic converters that have been recertified

Restricted Restricted

  • Used catalytic converters that haven't been recertified; the listing can't contain make and model information, and the item must be listed as scrap metal

Not allowed Not allowed

  • Oxygen sensor simulators
  • Malfunction indicator light eliminators
  • Anything that indicates it will defeat, bypass, or shut down emission control devices

Test pipes

Allowed Allowed

  • Exhaust pipes and down pipes that are listed in the Auto Racing Parts category

Not allowed Not allowed

  • Exhaust pipes and down pipes that are not listed in the Auto Racing Parts category
  • Exhaust pipes and down pipes that indicate they are street-legal
  • Exhaust pipes and down pipes that indicate they will bypass or not conform to EPA standards and are not listed in the Auto Racing Parts category

Get details from the EPA

For more details about the EPA's policy, read the EPA's guidelines for buying and using aftermarket catalytic converters - opens in new window or tab.

Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay has this policy in place to protect buyers and sellers by making sure they are following U.S. government regulations.

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