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BMW Thefts - BMW UK Facebook announcement.

Hey, anyone heard anything for us OZ folks??

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OFFICIAL POSTING ON BMW UK FACEBOOK PAGE

You might have heard about reports in the media about BMWs being stolen by a new kind of theft. BMW, like other manufacturers, has become the target of organised criminal operations who are targeting specific vehicles and using highly sophisticated equipment illegally to steal vehicles.

BMW prides itself on its vehicle security systems and all BMWs meet all UK and global security standards. Our engineers and technicians review all aspects of our vehicles constantly, including security systems, and after extensive research we are clear that none of our latest models - new 1 Series Hatch, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series - nor any other BMW built after September 2011 can be stolen using the method highlighted. However, as responsible manufacturers we are looking at ways of mitigating against this new kind of attack. We are now in the process of offering to any concerned customers of targeted models, extra technical measures which will mean the car cannot be taken using the piece of equipment highlighted in these stories, although of course there is no such thing as the unstealable car.

If you are concerned about this issue, you can contact our customer service department on 0800 083 4397 or your local BMW dealer, either of which will happy to advise.

We also recommend following general advice given by the Police:

- When using remote locking, ensure the car has actually locked by checking a door.
- Be careful with your keys and who you give them too keys (e.g. valet parking). There is a risk that they could be cloned.
- Where ever possible park your car out of sight, in a locked garage or under the cover of CCTV cameras.

In addition: We recommend servicing your car at authorised BMW dealerships on a regular basis to give the opportunity of further enhancing theft protection.

Kind regards
The BMW UK Facebook Team
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