The large 4×4 Toyota Tundra is one of the most popular pick up trucks on sale across the United States to date. In fact in 2022 alone the Toyota Tundra is the only full size pickup truck on the market that is showing increases in sales over last year. Others brands like GMC, Chevy and Ram are all reported decreased numbers over 2021. The remarkable success of the Toyota Tundra means there are more and more of them on our roads since 2021.
This makes them an easier target for criminals. The other attractive quality that the Tundra has is that most models have not one but four catalytic convertors on each vehicle. Any 2nd generation model manufactured between 2007-2021 has a convertor for each wheel making it an almost irresistible target for catalytic convertor theft. Two front convertors are close to the engine while the rear two are a little further back.
The high elevation of the truck also means that opportunists don’t even need to jack the vehicle up to gain access to it’s underside. Needing only a hacksaw, a criminal can easily slide under the vehicle and remove the convertors in a matter of minutes.
If you’ve been the victim of crime and are unfortunate enough to be in a position where you need to replace multiple catalytic convertors on your Toyota Tundra, you may be paying anywhere in the range of $4,000-$7,000 at your local garage or dealership. Each convertor contains precious metals such as platinum, rhodium and palladium making them ideal targets for criminals as the resale value on the black market is huge.
The business of replacing catalytic convertors has surged so much in recent months that manufacturers are struggling to keep up. Anyone looking to replace their Tundra’s convertors may be waiting anywhere between one to four months for parts to arrive. Having your vehicle out of commission for four months may become a stark reality for Toyota Tundra owners without protection on their vehicles.
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.