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Difficult to steal a Tesla...

Discussion in 'Model X' started by KerryOH, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. KerryOH

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    It depends what you mean by steal.

    Amateur thieves, joyriders and such haven't been that successful.

    Professional thieves looking to move cars/parts into eastern Europe are a different situation.

    As demand for parts from non-Tesla sources increase, people should be mindful of where they buy parts. Legitimate salvage tear-downs are out there, but the other source is organized crime.
     
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    Interesting. I do wonder how safe it's going to be in the future going to charge at a supercharger. I know my car can be tracked, and I would imagine the Tesla people would be able to slow or stop the car once stolen.
     
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    There are quite a few people in Europe who would disagree that it's hard to steal a Tesla (to be fair, most of those stolen have been MS).
     
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    #5 DoctorVenkman, Aug 13, 2018
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    You'll never see your car again if a professional thief gets it.

    First they sever the battery connection so none of the electronics work, then load it on to a tow truck. From there it gets sent to a chop shop to get cut up into parts.

    It only takes 5-10 minutes and to a bystander would look like a normal tow job. I would imagine if the thieves dressed up like mechanics and acted the part no one would stop them from taking your car even in broad daylight.
     
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    Some big time sensationalism going on with that article title. Steal and keep without being caught? Sure, probably hard to do, but they can definitely be stolen.
     
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    It's easier than that if the car has passive entry enabled.
     

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