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To think we should have been told about this modification.

(10 Posts)
Bopeep14 Wed 07-Nov-18 09:21:07

My other half’s car was stolen this week, it was keyless entry but they didn’t clone the key the used something they can plug in to steal it, caught on cctv that’s how we know. Since it’s been gone we have been told we could have had the port moved to under the bonnet so it can’t be used to steal it. I am so annoyed that we didn’t know this, we have done everything we can to keep the keys from being cloned which was a complete waste as they didn’t need them to steal it. I think manufacturers should tell owners of these types of cars of this option.

PECS Wed 07-Nov-18 09:44:56

If manufacturers are aware it seems odd not to develop some protection or , as you say, let prospective owners know what they can do to minimise risk!

Welshwife Wed 07-Nov-18 09:55:19

Our friend could not drive her car last week because the battery had died! It was a Sunday and no shops open and DH did not have exactly the right one in his stash.

MawBroon Wed 07-Nov-18 09:59:32

Although my car key is a “fob” you can also use the ignition (manual) key to ulock the doors . Seems sensible.

Witzend Wed 07-Nov-18 12:31:38

I am often glad that my car is so old, no car thief in his right mind would ever think it worth the bother of nicking it. grin

MawBroon Wed 07-Nov-18 12:49:17

Staying with DD and SIL once I was warned about leaving my car keys on the hall table. Quite flattering really as my car is a 5 year old Skoda and they had her Land Rover Sport and his Maserati on the drive.
I didn’t really think my Skoda was at too much risk!

travelsafar Wed 07-Nov-18 13:23:23

Witzendsmile i feel the same way about my little car!!!

PamelaJ1 Wed 07-Nov-18 14:39:27

I was once to be seen in the supermarket car park trying to persuade my keyless car to let me in! Even waving the bloody thing at it to convince it.
Had to walk home with the shopping about 2and a half miles because I’d left a message for my husband to come and get me so I kept expecting him to appear! Unfortunately he’d been in the shower so hadn’t heard the phone.
I think the the manufacturer was remiss in its duty to inform you of the potential risk.

petra Wed 07-Nov-18 14:39:56

Sad to say but if someone really wants your car they will have it.
They are one step ahead of every gysmo the manufacturers bring out.

harrigran Thu 08-Nov-18 00:15:54

We were told that there is no option now and that all cars will be keyless, we told the salesman we wouldn't be renewing the car and would keep our existing one in that case.