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      09-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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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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Please note that we are not recalling cars but we are contacting certain customers via our Dealer Network to carry out a measure that will mitigate against this sort of attack.

Normally this is something which the customer would have to pay for, but as an act of goodwill the workshop costs will be covered by BMW and your BMW dealership.

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So does this leave you confused in any way?
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So does this leave you confused in any way?
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.......seriously though, what are BMW Aust going to do - I've heard nothing - only what I have read in forums and FB pages...
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Yes it has been on the UK forums for a while and started off with a 1M captured on CCTV being stolen (driven away) within about 4-5 minutes. They break in to the cars without damaging anything and then code a new key.

http://www.channel4.com/news/bmw-sec...-in-car-thefts

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This has been around for quite a while... but my understanding is that you still have to break a window to access the OBD port, right?
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This has been around for quite a while... but my understanding is that you still have to break a window to access the OBD port, right?
It doesn't appear that they did that on the CCTV when they stole the white 1M.
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They can jam your Key from locking your car... Then just open the door, rape your obd
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This has been around for quite a while... but my understanding is that you still have to break a window to access the OBD port, right?
totally off topic, but you now have 335 posts. cannot post again
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where the fuck have you been purifyer?

you gotten your aston yet?
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....my understanding is that you still have to break a window to access the OBD port, right?
Yep correct.... break glass, gain entry - 2mins to code a key... drive away in your 'new bmw'... 3 mins total time...
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This is scary..... and all the countless hours you work to buy your car and all the effort you spent to mod your car could be gone in matter of mins..........

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