Top 15 Cars Targeted by Catalytic Converter Theft in Minnesota

Top 15 Cars Targeted by Catalytic Converter Theft in Minnesota

As part of a catalytic converter theft prevention program approved by the Minnesota State Legislature last year, state officials released a list of the top 15 cars most targeted by catalytic converters.

According to the state catalysts pilot webpageHere are the 15 cars most targeted by catalytic-stealing thieves:

  • Chevrolet Express
  • Ford Econoline
  • Ford F250
  • Honda agreement
  • Honda CRV
  • Honda element
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Kia Sportage
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Tundra

To curb the increase in these types of thefts, the state is offering free CATGAURD labels to car owners. The CATGAURD label goes to a catalytic converter and a liquid painted over the label creates a permanent etch on the converter once the car is turned on.

The labels on the inverters can be traced back to specific vehicles. The hope is that the labels will deter theft and help law enforcement identify who is stealing the converters.

The labels are available at more than 90 metro locations, ranging from police stations to auto repair shops. Under state law, the labels must be installed free of charge to owners, but businesses may require another service, such as an oil change, before agreeing to install the label.

click here to find locations where you can get a CATGUARD label.