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Gen 2 Auris Hybrid Catloc now available.

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My family also suffered from those plaque, they had targeted one of our cars, the hassle it’s unbelievable, the stress too. Every time you leave your car anywhere you are wondering when you return if it is going to be ok , that is the biggest issue, plus the cost of replacement, and having no car for number of days , weeks or even months. Then insurance costs rise, no one is taking any action against. It is not a Toyota fault, engineers has created a wonderful job with hybrid cars, they should not be judged for the design of the exhaust system or under car layout, there are different, also important factors when taken in mind when cars were designed. Nothing will stop thieves abusing your car if they decided to.

It is a hit at the moment because there are adverts in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe that recyclers are buying Catalytic converters- good rates paid: https://bazar.bg/obiava-27327275/izkupuvane-na-katalizatori , just look at the pictures how many cats are from Prius / Auris hybrids, there are not popular there at all. And the pictures with tons of cats loaded onto pallets and wrapped with black plastic, fresh import from UK, it’s a madness. Until demand is cut there won’t be a break in cat stilling industry! Government, Authorities and police come on , wake up! 

There are some universal cats and O2 sensors that can be fitted to any car and do the job, probably not of a higher interest to thieves too, but you need to find a garage to fit those, and no idea if that universal cat will works just as the original thing or there may be some performance and consumption discrepancies, but will pass mot. 

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The problem is not the Cat itself, nor the car manufacturer, nor where it is fitted.  The problem is the people who nick them. They will be making small £’s from every theft, but they happy to thieve bearing in mind the apparent lack of sincere interest to catch and convict them. A wonky society is the problem.

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This has been a going on now for some time and we are no further forward in tracking down the gangs that are targeting cats.

If you're home is broken into, you don't blame the house builder.

The only way to get something done is to force the government to give this issue more resources.

Can an online petition be started to highlight the dissatisfied with the way this ongoing theft problem has been allowed to continue with no action to tackle the problem ?

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The best way to petition is using the Governments own service - https://petition.parliament.uk - where if a sufficient number of signatures are acheived, it should be debated. However, due to the General Election the Petition Committee was dissolved, and a new Committee hasn't been set up yet.

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That's just another prevention method, which, if the cats are being illegally exported rather than being sold in the UK, won't be effective.

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Sorry, wasn't suggest VIN marking or whatever was the solution. The one linked is the only cat theft related result returned from the petitions website.

The problem reeks of organised crime. Pressure needs to be put on the Police to actually do some detective work and catch those responsible rather than issuing crime numbers. Parliament or other elected representative bodies would be a good way to do that.

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Yes, something needs to be done, This is a serious problem now, It is not just a theft, it is a virus. I have started seen cars parked on the roads and they have cat heat shielding hang down under the car which means that car been targeted and most likely the poor owner is still not aware, next would be the batteries form the EV,s if they haven’t started yet. It is so easy those to be stopped, the police just needs an order and within weeks Cat theft will be something from the past. Eastern European’s are particularly involved, Bulgarians the most as is a welcoming business over there and there are online adds for buying cat converters. Every week at least one van fully loaded departs from uk and no one stops to check them?! 

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I have got an Auris hybrid and I am getting worried about my cat converter getting stolen,my local Toyota dealer has a 2018 Aygo for sale and I am thinking of buying it as it's not a hybrid so maybe it's not such a target,does anyone think the Aygo would be safer?

Thank you. 

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Yes it will, if cat is mounted to the front of engine like on auris 1.33 then thieves are not interested, but they in general target only hybrids from Toyota , that is what they are stimulated to steal. 

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Tilt sensor incoming from Toyota soon 

Official Toyota fitment 

£100 fitted or £50 with catloc

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On 2/16/2020 at 6:12 PM, Malcster said:

Tilt sensor incoming from Toyota soon 

Official Toyota fitment 

£100 fitted or £50 with catloc

I've read on the Toyota blog they were trying to create one, though haven't really given a time estimate. 

Regarding the price, £100 fitted for the tilt sensor alarm? 
or £50 + catloc (£250) ?

Wonder what happens when we've already purchased the catloc, would they give it for £50 too? doubt it...

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5 hours ago, Techead said:

Regarding the price, £100 fitted for the tilt sensor alarm? or £50 + catloc (£250)

Suppose there is a bit of a labour reduction on having the two fitted at the same time.

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Had my cat stolen last night off a 68 plate Auris with 5000 miles on the clock. Didn’t have any idea of this plague until now. God knows how long I’ll have to wait for a replacement and even if a catloc is fitted no idea if it’ll be sufficient deterrent given it’s parked in the road. Maybe best to trade it in for a Corolla or chr. Does anyone know if either model now has the cat in the engine bay?

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