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3 posts

51 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Here's a video of my 1M being stolen a few months ago at 3am. They smashed a small area of glass (No alarm went off), used a device to reprogram a key fob trough the OBD port, then unlocked the car, pushed it off the drive and gone. In 3 minutes.

BMW can't recognise a problem with their cars. I can't understand why the alarm didn't go off, and why it only took 3 minutes to steal a £43,000 car. In the west midlands alone, 300 cars were stolen like this in March 2012 alone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLHo-GYG25Q


Enjoy.

LiamB

7,113 posts

53 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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The unbelievable cheek of some people!


Absolute scum bags, really hope you find it mate.

Legacywr

6,746 posts

98 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Shockingly easy!frown

TheD

2,868 posts

109 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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What shoulder bag are they all wearing. Not looking for fashion advice by the way.

Alucidnation

4,390 posts

80 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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BMW are really going to have to admit to problems at some point.

Sorry to hear that OP.

I think it is safe to say, you wont be seeing that again, but then maybe thats a good thing after they have had it.
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HowMuchLonger

2,819 posts

103 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I can't believe that the insurance companies have not cottoned on to how easy it is to steal these cars.

Well we have just ruled out a BMW in our current search.

Codswallop

4,761 posts

104 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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What bastids rage

BMW really need to sort out their security - not only have their cars become the fleet favourites like the Ford Mondeo once was, but they appear to be just as easy to steal, except now instead of using a bendy coat hanger, the scrotes use a bendy OBD cable.

carreauchompeur

14,434 posts

114 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Scum. Really sorry to hear that, BMW seriously need to get a handle on this or newer cars will simply become uninsurable. Surely cannot be difficult to address this ridiculous vulnerability.

Eighteeteewhy

7,247 posts

78 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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fking scum s.

I think we should start chopping thieves hands off, as they do in other parts of the world.

sebhaque

4,740 posts

91 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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scum. Sorry to see the footage OP, what was the outcome? Has the car been recovered or did you accept an insurance payout?

I was looking at buying an E90 M3 (there's a lovely approved one at the local BMW dealer) but having done a bit of reading on these thefts I think I'll steer clear.

BFG TERRANO

2,106 posts

58 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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They made that look easy. BMW need to address this quickly. Hope they are caught.

SSBB

627 posts

66 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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How would someone go about getting this into the mainstream media? Haven't really seen anything about it, probably not a sexy story; you know what they say though, a picture tells a thousand words. This sort of footage would surely be a PR nightmare for BMW no?

Pints

18,060 posts

104 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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OP, as you're well aware, you're not alone.

You'll want to be sharing your views on this thread: http://pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f...

tonker

51,187 posts

158 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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SSBB said:
How would someone go about getting this into the mainstream media? Haven't really seen anything about it, probably not a sexy story; you know what they say though, a picture tells a thousand words. This sort of footage would surely be a PR nightmare for BMW no?
Pistonheads and Haymarket aren't even running a story about it. Ask yourself why - just after you have seen the ads for PH events - sponsored by BMW.....

I think that is out of order.

Alucidnation

4,390 posts

80 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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SSBB said:
How would someone go about getting this into the mainstream media? Haven't really seen anything about it, probably not a sexy story; you know what they say though, a picture tells a thousand words. This sort of footage would surely be a PR nightmare for BMW no?
I think the problem could be "advertised" if it was discussed in great length.

But then, i suppose those that know, already do.

DHE

3,311 posts

100 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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Scum bags. We had car thieves in the village last week. Someone clocked them pushing a Jeep at 3.30am, thought their clothing looked suspect, beanie hats & all in black. Called the police, who promptly arrived and after a short foot chase, arrested them. Apparently known car thieves, the Jeep was their car which had broken down and they were trying to get it back to the A road.

Mister3man

280 posts

57 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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That video is everyones worst nightmare.

Hope you find your car soon OP (well if you want it back)

Alucidnation

4,390 posts

80 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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DHE said:
Scum bags. We had car thieves in the village last week. Someone clocked them pushing a Jeep at 3.30am, thought their clothing looked suspect, beanie hats & all in black. Called the police, who promptly arrived and after a short foot chase, arrested them. Apparently known car thieves, the Jeep was their car which had broken down and they were trying to get it back to the A road.
Thats karma right there!!!


rofl



PumpkinSteve

2,976 posts

66 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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I certainly wouldn't begrudge a car owner for carrying out a 'Tony Martin' under these kinds of circumstances.

wollowizard

10,735 posts

110 months

Sunday 1st July 2012
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PumpkinSteve said:
I certainly wouldn't begrudge a car owner for carrying out a 'Tony Martin' under these kinds of circumstances.
You think somebody should die for a car? That's a bit excessive.