Volkswagen Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices & Serial Numbers

Posted: January 3, 2023

What Do Volkswagen Catalytic Converters Look Like?

Volkswagen catalytic converters are easy to identify by their serial numbers and the shape of the units. Regardless of the model Volkswagen vehicle, the catalytic converters usually have a “VW” logo or even an “Audi” logo because they are part of the same auto group for easy identification. Below is an example of what a Volkswagen Catalytic Converter looks like:


What are the prices of Volkswagen Catalytic Converters?

A catalytic converter repair in a vehicle can be very costly. So oftentimes, owners will recycle their catalytic converters for scrap value, which is where we come in! Get a quote from the RRCats Team via text or email for your Volkswagen catalytic converter.

Volkswagen Converter Average Price

$60 – $850

On average, prices for Volkswagen catalytic converters are from $60 – $850 in scrap value. This depends on a few things, including the model and year, as well as the condition of the honeycomb inside the unit.

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When you want a quote, taking pictures of or sending the serial numbers to our team will help us put an accurate price value. Volkswagen converters have “alphanumeric” serial numbers, meaning they have mixed letters and numbers. Here are some common serial numbers:

  • 1KO 131 701 BQ
  • 4GO 131 765 C
  • 5Q0 131 701 N
  • 1K0 131 701 BS

Some of the units (as seen below) have multiple serial numbers when trying to identify the unit and the recovery amount of precious metals inside. When you aren’t sure, we suggest sending all the serial numbers (even a picture) to our team so we can quote them correctly.

Why are Scrap Volkswagen Converter prices different?

When we quote the price for VW catalytic converters, our team has an entire database of the precious metals that can be recovered for recycling when they are processed. When you recycle your VW converter, it will be recycled for the platinum, palladium, and rhodium found inside.

Why Are Catalytic Converters Worth So Much Money?

Some Volkswagens Can Be Diesel Units Too

On occasion, the RRCats team will quote Volkswagen converters from diesel engines. Typically, these units will have different prices in scrap value and will be quoted as a DPF or Diesel Particulate Filter. In the example below, the unit has two converters, one on the main section and a smaller one on the top.

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