Prevent Auto Theft

  • Hello to all my Frugal Friends!


    My car (a 2008 Toyota Solara) is probably too old to be a theft target. But being a car guy I couldn't pass up this article from Wired. It talked about how thieves using a device they can build for $225 can gain entry and start many keyless entry vehicles.


    "Here’s the full list of vulnerable vehicles from their findings, which focused on European models: the Audi A3, A4 and A6, BMW’s 730d, Citroen’s DS4 CrossBack, Ford’s Galaxy and Eco-Sport, Honda’s HR-V, Hyundai’s Santa Fe CRDi, KIA’s Optima, Lexus’s RX 450h, Mazda’s CX-5, MINI’s Clubman, Mitsubishi’s Outlander, Nissan’s Qashqai and Leaf, Opel’s Ampera, Range Rover’s Evoque, Renault’s Traffic, Ssangyong’s Tivoli XDi, Subaru’s Levorg, Toyota’s RAV4, and Volkswagen’s Golf GTD and Touran 5T."


    They did have a partial fix, but we'll let you read the article to discover it.


    Keep on Stretching those Dollars!



1 comment
  • MaggieTrudeau
    MaggieTrudeau a car is never too old to be stolen! I drove a 1994 subaru wagon that was stolen in 2008. The police told me that old subarus, toyotas and hondas (perhaps other brands), so old the open with a regular key, can be opened with any old key of the right bra...  more
    March 31, 2016

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