Millions of Volkswagens have a vulnerability where the car can be unlocked by hackers

PeeWee

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Lets not give the "thieves" any ideas. Says I after two break ins one smashed drivers side window and one busted door lock :eek:
 

mjhandy

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Just read the article, wow. Imagine having to replace all the Kessy systems. Awesome.

Wasn't there another vechile that this was done too, a Nissan i think?
 

mrrhtuner

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LOL... can't.
It's in a Toyota dealership right now....
Some bugger hit the front end, i think the repair costs are over 5 grand now. ACC sensor, front gril, tranny intercooler.
Yeah.
That is taking way too long for such a repair
 

bubbagumpshrimp

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I got a chuckle out of listening to a news piece about this the other night. No one is going to actually go through the trouble to do this to break into a VW (a cheapskates vehicle) to steal a $h1tty used Garmin GPS, 10+ year old golf clubs from someones trunk, a dime bag of pot from a stoners center console, etc. I won't be losing any sleep over this...
 

Jetta_Pilot

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As long as it's not white. Wasn't my choice on white, but my wife loved it. Give me a black or a dark colour and i'm good.
My former 2002 Jetta's color was silver and you could go days/weeks without washing it. Very forgiving color.

When I bought the 2015 Passat I had three choices at 3 different VW dealers, black in Sault Ste.Marie, burgundy in Oakville and white in London.

Black looks fantastic right out of the car-wash. Burgundy about the same, that was the color of my choice though, but because the price dropped several thousand dollars on the white Passat, that's the one I bought.

I have to say the white is as good as silver for staying clean looking much longer and I'm very happy with it.
 

showdown 42

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No one is stealing a TDI any more,just leave it unlocked with the keys in it. Good way to get a buy back via insurance co.
 

mjhandy

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No one is stealing a TDI any more,just leave it unlocked with the keys in it. Good way to get a buy back via insurance co.
My old MKIV didn't lock. The door lock was shot, and the battery in the key fob was done. I could have left it running and no one wanted it. I miss that car.

The treg, yeah I lock that.
 
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