Top 10 Facts On Toyota Catalytic Converter Scrap

Fact 1

The Toyota Prius has one of the most valuable catalytic converters, worth $200-$400 in scrap due to high rare earth metal content.

Fact 2

Toyota catalytic converters contain platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which give them scrap value for precious metal recovery.

Fact 3

Rhodium is the most valuable metal found in Toyota converters, currently valued at over $14,000 per ounce.

Fact 4

The Toyota Camry and Corolla are the most targeted models for catalytic converter theft due to their ubiquity.

Fact 5

Toyota trucks like the Tacoma and Tundra have larger, more valuable converters that bring $250-$400 in scrap.

Fact 6

Toyota etches VIN numbers on converters to help track and identify stolen catalytic converters.

Fact 7

Toyota converters average between 7-15 lbs each in weight, providing a baseline scrap value.

Fact 8

Scrap prices for Toyota converters peaked in the 2000s when platinum group metals prices spiked.

Fact 9

Properly functioning Toyota OEM converters can last over 100,000 miles before needing replacement.

Fact 10

Toyota has added anti-theft measures like welded brackets, shields, and sensors to deter catalytic converter theft.