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      04-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #89
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We collective need to come up with a way that we can use this bad situation to prevent it from happening to more BMW owners...especially the 1M owners.......time to brainstorm ideas.
Quite agree, no good saying keep the car in secure car parks etc. Need to disable/protect the ODB. I've covered mine in gaffer/brown tape so it would need to be picked off. But its no definitive cure.

This alarm issue needs looking into. A collective letter to BMW? Warrant a recall?
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      04-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #90
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what a hot car! sorry about your luck .. can't have anything nice these days, without someone else wanting it too
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      04-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #91
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Sorry to hear about this! Next time you should consider parking your car inside a garage
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      04-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #92
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Sorry to hear about this! Next time you should consider parking your car inside a garage
And what if you actually use your car, rather than just look at it?
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      04-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #93
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So I took my 1M to the German dealer today and we replicated the fact that there is a blind spot to the motion sensors...he couldn't do anything OEM ...
Shocking

Shouldn't BMW step up to correcting a blind spot of a security feature which renders said feature useless ,,, .
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      04-13-2012, 02:43 AM   #94
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And what if you actually use your car, rather than just look at it?
Putting it in a garage will just force them to use other means like breaking the door down and forcing you to hand over the original keys. Plus I dont want to build a garage or move to a house with a garage just for a car.
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      04-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #95
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It's absolutely disgusting!

Someone's wrote a letter in this months performance BMW magazine and also there's an advert in the back of it, from a company saying how easy it is to steal them and they can sort the problem for X amount of money, if I can find the mag I will take a pic as tbh I can't rly remember, still shocked though that these owners aren't getting trackers on the car especially when it's a limited edition and highly stealable
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      04-15-2012, 11:20 AM   #96
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still shocked though that these owners aren't getting trackers on the car especially when it's a limited edition and highly stealable
fitting a tracker wont stop the car getting stolen, and the thieves would simply remove the tracker within a short time of it being stolen.

I personally wouldn't want my car back if it had been stolen.
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      04-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #97
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My 6 month old AW 1M was stolen from my drive last night. Despite my best attempts to deter them, with CCTV and a house alarm, they managed to steal it in just under 3 minutes at 2am.

Luckily the CCTV caught them, the Police now have it so fingers crossed.

Just really to let you all know how they did it. BMW have identified a 'black spot' in the car's alarm on the inside of the car. Apparently this is on the passenger side, but on the 1M it appears to be on the driver side.

They smashed a small area of the driver door glass near to the wing mirror, put their hand down to the ECU in the footwell (in the black spot) then plugged in a device that can then 're-program' ANY BMW keyfob with the Radio Frequency of the car they are stealing and make that key the car key.

One of them then got in the car, released the handbrake and three of them pushed it off the drive and down the road where I guess they started it and hopefully wrapped themselves around a tree and slowly killed them in a fireball.
Really sorry to here this, i worry about my 8k 1er getting stolen but i would be proper p!ssed off if i had a 1M stolen, its worrying your in my area of the world to & this is going on, i have moved the OBD port & are thinking of getting some stickers made up to warn thieves the OBD port has been removed.

There a big thead over on babybmw about the same thing, bmw need to do something before all are insurence goes even more sky high.

It just shouldnt be that easy to get in or even to re-program a key or even buy a new key let alone buying in bulk.

just shocking.
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      04-18-2012, 12:38 AM   #98
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Putting it in a garage will just force them to use other means like breaking the door down and forcing you to hand over the original keys. Plus I dont want to build a garage or move to a house with a garage just for a car.

interesting perspective.

Just cleaned like hell and got a second car IN the garage and I feel like a full citizen again, as opposed to some mope with a bunch of junk in the garage while the car gets hailed on.
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      04-18-2012, 02:32 AM   #99
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if I can find the mag I will take a pic as tbh I can't rly remember
Any chance of this?
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      04-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #100
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Can't seem to find the mag, it was someone who wrote In about his x5 stolen this way
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      04-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #101
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This is everywhere long threads on Tyresmoke, Pistonheads and BabyBmw and still BMW denying there's a problem that without the correct key their cars cannot be started.
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      04-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #102
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Denial is an awesome business tactic.
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      04-19-2012, 08:11 AM   #103
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This is everywhere long threads on Tyresmoke, Pistonheads and BabyBmw and still BMW denying there's a problem that without the correct key their cars cannot be started.
They're denying that they can do anything about and if they could that they are denying they would be liable.
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      04-19-2012, 10:27 AM   #104
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.. i have moved the OBD port & are thinking of getting some stickers made up to warn thieves the OBD port has been removed.
How did you go about removing and relocating the OBD port?
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      04-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #105
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How did you go about removing and relocating the OBD port?
Personally I'd rather not see a "how to" on relocating the ODB port - let's not reveal where it's moved to eh?
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      04-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #106
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It would be my whorse nitemare!!, in the past, i bought a acura integre type r brand new!, it was stolen after 3 weeks, i got a second type r and 3 weeks after, they stole my seats and cluster... Mother.....rs.. They not only steal my baby, but after, it,s impossible to get insurance. I wish ta it was possible to have the car explode after it,s stolen )
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      04-19-2012, 01:39 PM   #107
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Personally I'd rather not see a "how to" on relocating the ODB port - let's not reveal where it's moved to eh?
I don't think sharing how to relocate the OBD port is going to give a would-be thief any advantage. I can see how one might not want to share where they relocated the port, but even then I think the point is to make the new location much less accessible so that the thief would either set the alarm off in the process of looking for it or just abort the theft due to the amount of time it would take to find it.
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Just been on the BMW LAND forum to see someone nearly had their 1M stolen this morning - http://www.bmwland.co.uk/forums/view...p?f=1&t=135599. Really is getting ridiculous now!
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BMW needs to address this ASAP! i was just trying to convince my girlfriend to buy a BMW, but if BMW doesn't address this...I'm definitely going to talk her out of it. what's the point of buying a higher end car, if they are getting solen because of such an easy gadget?!
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Nvmotorsport are currently prototyping a obd relocation kit!
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