Cat shield for Prius C at all necessary?

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by jinenjo7, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. jinenjo7

    jinenjo7 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    15
    4
    0
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    One
    Hello,
    I apologize in advance for asking a question that likely is somewhere here on the forums. I honestly tried to search hard. But due to the keywords I can't find specific answers to my question, which is:

    How common are catalytic converter thefts on Prius C models?

    I live in San Francisco, and have a 2013 and was considering installing a theft preventions cover / shield, but there doesn't seem to be instances I have seen of Prius C cat thefts. Searching, even using quotes (i.e. "Prius C") still doesn't yield satisfying results.

    I know it would still be mostly likely worth paying the small price, but I just want to know or see evidence that any C cat thefts have happened at all. If there are links please provide them.

    Many thanks
     
  2. dig4dirt

    dig4dirt MoonGlow

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    1,079
    691
    0
    Location:
    Lancaster Co PA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
  3. jinenjo7

    jinenjo7 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    15
    4
    0
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius c
    Model:
    One
    Thanks Dig4Dirt.
     
    dig4dirt likes this.
  4. topshot

    topshot Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2017
    137
    55
    0
    Location:
    Midwest
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
  5. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    1,965
    1,432
    0
    Location:
    Taylors, SC
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    The Prius c is basically a Gen 3. Yes, it is vulnerable to theft,

    Prius c exhaust.jpg
     
Loading...