Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe007
This will sound like a dumb question but I will go ahead and ask it anyway:
How are they stolen? They are not supposed to start without key fob present and I haven't heard any news about key fob protocol being easy to circumvent.
Do you think they were all towed away? I find it hard to believe.
Do thieves clone key fobs via dealer? Doesn't seem plausible enough in any significant numbers.
These cars can be started with the new technology thieves have available to them. There was a news video a while back where they showed how just walking through a parking lot you could open and start car after car.
As for towing; Did you ever see a flatbed picking up a car in a mall parking lot? If so, did you stop and ask them who and where the owner was?
All the security protects you from kids who want to joy ride. Nothing stops a professional thief. Unless there is a backup power source, all the GPS tracking they tout goes bye, bye with a snip through the battery cable.