Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Pilot Program

The Mendota Heights Police Department and Mendota Heights Auto Service have partnered with the Minnesota Commerce Department to promote the Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Program.

This program allows the owners of those vehicles most at risk for catalytic converter theft to have their catalytic converters imprinted with a unique identifying number. Once labeled, this number is registered and allows a stolen catalytic converter to be traced by law enforcement.

The following is a list of those vehicles identified as the most at risk:

  • Chevrolet Express
  • Honda Element
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Ford Econoline
  • Honda Odyssey 
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Ford F-250
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Honda Accord
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda CRV
  • Kia Sportage
  • Toyota Tundra

We recognize the need to imprint and register as many vehicles as possible, even those not listed. We are working to expand the program to curb catalytic converter thefts from any vehicle. If you have one of the vehicles listed above and want to have it imprinted and registered, please contact Mendota Heights Auto Service at 651-454-5622 for more information.