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Tesla Thieves

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Gremlin, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

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    Root the car in 10 seconds lolololololol. Tesla introduces pin to drive especially to combat relay thefts
     
  2. verygreen

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    you realize that just driving the car away is too dangerous - it can be tracked so the superfirst thing you do as a thief is make sure there's no reporting and THEN you drive away.
     
  3. tpham07

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    your insight into what exactly these thieves may or might not have done is reasonably disturbing. They were too dumb to figure out how to remove the charger, i doubt they had the intelligence to do something 99% of tesla owners don't know how to do.
     
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  4. verygreen

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    yet the car is still missing because it no longer reports the location, no?
     
  5. ramonneke

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    Even with PIN TO DRIVE enabled you can disable Remote Access and active Tow Mode as shown in the following video I recorded. SOrry for the crappy vid, I really need a new mobile ;-)

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  6. appleguru

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    Disabling remote access only disables access to the App/API. The car still connects to tesla’s servers.
     
  7. tonglaji

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    Better thing for tesla to do is to enforce a password on changing remote access, ie, copy what apple did with find my iPhone.
     
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  9. Mark Z

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    This month, I was told by the Service Center that I already had 80 bit key fobs after requesting a newer key fob during annual service. Double checking, I found the new key fob they gave me is 80 bit, but the original one is 40 bit. The Service Center programmed both key fobs to work with the 2017 Model S. To have both key fobs at 80 bit, Tesla Mobile service is now scheduled to sell me one additional 80 bit key fob and program them at my residence. Here is what I learned so far.

    1. One new 80 bit key fob is provided under warranty for those who have 40 bit key fobs.
    2. Additional 80 bit key fobs are $150 plus tax.

    To determine if you have an 40 or 80 bit key fob, look under the battery of the key fob. Here is a photo showing both Model S key fobs with the original 2017 40 bit on the left and the newer 80 bit on the right. The number on the lower left is partially hidden by the battery contact, so check by viewing on an angle.

    Key Fob 40 or 80.jpg

    The original 2017 40 bit key fob on the left has a 1043806 number. Model No: 002 appears at the top.
    The 80 bit key fob shown on the right has a 1455940 number. Model No: 0749G12 appears at the top.

    (Not shown is a 2012 key fob that has a 1007492 number. Model No: 002 appears at the top.)

    Since the Ranger technician said to look at the number on the lower left, I am not sure if the numbers on the top might be different for Model X or for different versions.
     
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  10. Blissedout

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    Did you ever hear if Tesla is working on this?
     
  11. verygreen

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    Last I heard they buffed reporters out. So... who knows.
     
  12. Blissedout

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    Do you know if rooting the vehicle is the only way for a thief to disable tracking.....or pin to drive?
     
  13. verygreen

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    no rooting is necessary to disable pin-to-drive or disable tracking
     
  14. .jg.

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    In Europe, thieves have been removing the SIM that permits cellular access. Tesla have countered this by gluing the SIM in the holder, so the thieves apparently prise out the SIM and holder.

    Thieves only need to move the car to a transporter and to stop/block tracking until they have disconnected power. A stolen Tesla will likely be stripped down to parts before being shipped to eastern Europe and sold on ebay. [How would ebay vendors in Lithuania acquire so many parts from right hand drive Teslas?]

    On a positive note, a member of the Tesla Owners Group UK reported that a thief got into his car but P2D had apparently stopped the theft.
     
  15. verygreen

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    Yes, because of the external sim that's also somewhat easy to do I guess, but that's only in EU and JP and perhaps some other markets, but not in US.

    If your concern is THIS - you can always hide an always own wifi access point in the car so that even cutting off the sim card holder would not prevent the car from communicating.
     

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