Carfax study shows thieves targeting Ford and Chevy trucks for catalytic converters

A new study by Carfax data scientists found that 153,000 catalytic converters were stolen across the country in 2022, with Ford and Chevrolet trucks being among the top 10 targets in the southern region of the U.S.

That includes states like Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

State Sen. Linda Stewart of Orange County told News 6 that the motivation for these thieves is money.

“It’s a big commodity,” Stewart told News 6. “That’s why they’re stealing them. It’s a hefty payoff.”

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The exhaust filter devices use platinum, palladium and rhodium, valued at hundreds — even thousands —

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