Popular cars, trucks and prevention efforts

Catalytic Converter Theft: Popular Cars, Trucks, and Prevention Efforts

  • Larger cars are more targeted because their catalytic converters are easier to access, making them easier to steal
  • Most auto insurance policies with theft coverage will cover the cost of replacing a stolen catalytic converter
  • Out-of-pocket costs to replace a catalytic converter range between $1,500 and $5,000

Law enforcement agencies are warning drivers of popular car models, including the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado, to take extra precautions as an investigation into the exponentially increasing number of catalytic converter thefts has found that these vehicles are being targeted.

Using service records for replacement catalytic converters from more than 60,000 dealerships nationwide from 2019 through early 2022, CarFax found that the following 10 vehicles were they will most likely be targeted across the country: