Catalytic Converter Theft. Toyota Tru...
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Long Beach, CA

#962 May 30, 2013
amazing that this thread dates back to 2008. i live in los angeles, ca. we have what our city calls "public transportation" metro rail. i decided to try it and bike the 1-2 miles to work from the train station. on day 2 of utilizing our metro system, i come back to the park & ride at the gold line station only to start my tundra and have it sound like a really nice lowrider. peek under the truck and see that the cats have been sawed off. such a shame that when you try to save money, be green and all that, it ends up costing 100 times more. if anyone wants to buy a los angeles metro pass, please let me know. haha

Long Beach, CA

#963 May 30, 2013
sorry, thread dates back to 2007.

Fresno, CA

#964 Jul 10, 2013
I had my truck cats stolen. They do it in about 10-20 seconds with a sawsall. Insurance will cover, but still need $500 deductable. I don't want to have it fixed only to have it happen again. So I am purchasing catlocks. Do a google search for catlock and you will find it.

Toyota sells the catlock2. You can order online for $129 each. You will need one for each cat.

Heavy duty construction to make thieves think twice about spending so much time under the car. They may get it, but not without raising suspicion from the noise.

Tests show that the cable can not be cut with sawsall even after a minute. Excellent deterrant.

Belmont, CA

#965 Aug 10, 2013
I just had my catalytic converter sawed off my 98 4Runner at Stanford University parking structure 1 during broad daylight! I was too shocked to file a police report earlier tonight when I first realized what had happened, but I definitely will be doing it second thing tomorrow morning - first thing is to get it towed to the mechanic :(
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Gurgaon, India

#968 Aug 20, 2013
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Irvine, CA

#970 Sep 30, 2013
Daniel wrote:
Woo-hoo! Found a place near me in Cypress, CA that will replace it for $150 (that's including parts & labor).
Can't believe I'm actually excited to fork over ANY money for something that was stolen from me...*sigh*
What is the name of the place where you got this done. I just had my CC stolen in cerritos from our driveway (2002 Sequia)
gale chicago

Chicago, IL

#971 Feb 26, 2014
had my catalytic converters stolen, had them replaced, then they were stolen again four months later. Toyota Sequioa 2004. Help!.
dj cooleyboy

Brooklyn, NY

#972 Mar 6, 2014
I had my Catalytic converters stolen from right in front of my girlfriend's house in Brooklyn New York. Friday Feb 22 2014. I heard that there is platinum in the originals that's why they are stealing them. My mchanic came up with a metal plate to cover them up. I'm getting them done this weekend. This is some real crack head bull shit. I wish i had caught that guy under there.

Hayward, CA

#973 May 13, 2014
My cat convertrr was stolen on 5-11-2014 EARLY 5-12-2014 on my 2002 toyota sequia., they stole both cat converters and i pissed off .so everyone watch there vehicles.

Orlando, FL

#974 Sep 15, 2014
It's so sad to see many people who have had to deal with theft. I don't understand why this is going on in the aftermarket pickup parts everywhere. I hope this can stop and get under control.

Fresno, CA

#975 Jan 31, 2015
We had our catalytic converter stolen from our 2012 Toyota Tacoma here in Fresno ca. Today at sears outlet on shaw ave. We were only in the store about 10 minutes and when we left and turned on the truck it sounded like a tractor. My husband looked under the truck and seen that the catalytic converter was sawed off right in front of our noses.
The parking lot is dark and I called the manager and the manager said there is no cameras
So be ware of your Toyota please.
The only thing we ask is that one day they cut there hands off and something else if they have one so these people cannot do this to anyone again. Baca use it costs us hard working people a lot of money from our darn pockets.
So they can sell it for a bag of weed for a couple of dollars.

Fresno, CA

#976 Feb 1, 2015
Still can not believe

Oakland, CA

#977 Apr 26, 2015
My Toyota Sequoia cc just got stolen last night in Sac. Is it safe to drive back to San Jose with all the noise?

San Jose, CA

#978 Jul 12, 2015
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