Top 10 Facts On Toyota Catalytic Converter Scrap
The Toyota Prius has one of the most valuable catalytic converters, worth $200-$400 in scrap due to high rare earth metal content.
Toyota catalytic converters contain platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which give them scrap value for precious metal recovery.
Rhodium is the most valuable metal found in Toyota converters, currently valued at over $14,000 per ounce.
The Toyota Camry and Corolla are the most targeted models for catalytic converter theft due to their ubiquity.
Toyota trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra have larger, more valuable converters that bring $250-$400 in scrap.
Toyota etches VIN numbers on converters to help track and identify stolen catalytic converters.
Toyota converters average between 7-15 lbs each in weight, providing a baseline scrap value.
Scrap prices for Toyota converters peaked in the 2000s when platinum group metals prices spiked.
Properly functioning Toyota OEM converters can last over 100,000 miles before needing replacement.
Toyota has added anti-theft measures like welded brackets, shields, and sensors to deter catalytic converter theft.