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Theft prevention

Discussion in 'Technical' started by cguildner, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. cguildner

    cguildner Member

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    What theft prevention is built into the Tesla Model S?
     
  2. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    It has an alarm system and immobilizer system. The only ones that have been stolen so far, the thief had the key fob. One was recovered after a pretty spectacular car chase in San Diego, another was destroyed (and the driver, with no seat belt, eventually died) after a REALLY spectacular car chase in west LA. They're the only ones I know of.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    In addition, it's not possible to hotwire a Model S. There are really only three practical methods: 1) steal the fob, 2) carjack, 3) flatbed. However, as there is zero market for used Tesla parts and the complete vehicle can be tracked, the only thing a thief can do with the car is joy ride. This limits the theft potential.
     
  4. cguildner

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    Two very helpful and informative answers! Thank you.
     

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