The Toyota Sequoia was one of the best selling 4×4 trucks on the market in the US between 2005 up to 2008. To date sales are less significant year on year but this is mostly due to Toyota consumers buying second hand or perhaps investing in the newer more popular Tundra. That said, there are over 300,000 Toyota Sequoia’s on the roads today between USA and Canada.
The Sequoia is one of the most sought after vehicles for catalytic converter theft with good reason. Similar to the Toyota Tundra the vehicle has two front catalytic converters and another two convertors at the rear. With each converter fetching high prices due to the expensive metal component inside on the black market. The Sequoia is an ideal target for career criminals.
According to some law enforcement departments, the Sequoia’s catalytic convertors can fetch as much as $1500-$2000 per piece. With it only taking skilled criminals just a few minutes to remove each convertor, they are a major target for theft. The Toyota Sequoia also sits quite tall on the road which makes it easier for the thief to slide underneath to gain easy access to the four convertors.
Getting your stolen catalytic convertors replaced is also no joke. To replace all four may cost up to $7,000 when you visit your local mechanic or car dealership. Even with good insurance coverage you’re likely to pay a high premium and still cover the excess which is a nightmare. Another thing to consider is how long you’ll be without transportation with your vehicle being out of action while repairs take place.
It is recommended to park your car is well lit areas and try not to leave unsupervised for long periods of time. It’s also recommended to try to park in areas covered by CCTV. However the most effective way to protect your vehicle is to offer a deterrent to criminals. A convertor shield is your best option to keep your vehicles precious components safe. With four areas needing protection on the Toyota Sequoia it would be foolish not to do everything you can to stop criminals tampering with your vehicle.
If you have concerns about potential catalytic converter theft from your Toyota, we recommend using our search tool to find a catalytic converter shield that will fit your make and model of Toyota. If one has not been manufactured for your particular model of Toyota, please bookmark this page and check back often as we are constantly adding new makes and models as new catalytic converter shields are developed and manufactured.