And as long as the battery works in the fob, you’re ok.
Also you MUST lock the door with the fob to activate it.
As a result, locking the doors with the key fob will set the factory alarm and activate an “ignition kill” feature so the vehicles cannot be started when subjected to the popularized theft mode. Customers must use the key fob to unlock their vehicles to deactivate the “ignition kill” feature
I hear there is also a factory retrofit to push button ignition that fixes this as well. I guess that is the correct way to do this. Later model used cars are done at the dealer but I guess those not buying a used one at a dealer have to pay for this. I guess the free option has a few drawbacks such as if the battery in the fob dies or the fob gets damaged or lost.
Basically you have a transmitter fob with the push button version and the car starts if the fob is close enough to send a signal.
Wondering what the usb port is used for. Damaging the port say by crushing the end with a pair of pliers would prevent someone from hooking into it. I do not know if there would be a downside to doing this,
This is the problem with social media. Blatantly illegal activity and scams of all kinds are being pitched and the platforms do nothing about it because they profit! For scams, high value items like cars are often “given” away for stupid reasons like liking or commenting on the post (LIKE FARMING) and those who fall for it pay in advance several thousands of dollars and get nothing in return (ADVANCE FEE FRAUD -Think Nigerian Prince scams). Many of these pages have been around for years, just ripping people off. You can report them to Facebook, etc. and nothing gets done about them.
I had a friend (now deceased) who frequently forwarded things to me (from Fakebook and other sources) telling me that “Microsoft is testing its software, and every time you copy this and forward it, you will get $500”.
No matter how many times I told her that this stuff was all bogus, she still seemed to believe those lies, and as you might have guessed she wound up with a constant stream of viruses on her computer. She wasn’t a stupid person, but she fell for those dangerous scams all the time.
Ignition isn’t immobilized until a door is opened after locking with the fob.
A thief can break a window (without setting off the alarm), crawl in, break the ignition, and start it, as long as they don’t open a door.
It should be set up so that when the car is locked with the fob, ignition is disabled until you unlock the doors with the fob, period.
I’m hoping they work it out before my Tucson is eligible in June.
GEICO sells a lot of insurance in Maryland. It’s headquarters is in Chevy Chase, MD. The state requires insurance to get valid registration. The state has a fund for otherwise uninsurable vehicles. High cost of course. The article says that cars are parked for lack of insurance. Must be other states or costs too much.
But how would thief get access to that part? Presumably it is inside the car, and doors are locked. If owners don’t lock their doors, and car get stolen, doesn’t seem like manufacturer’s fault.
One of the pro’s here says they routinely have to move customer cars around from time to time without access to the car’s keys. Apparently there’s a way to do that easily, as long as the doors aren’t locked.