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tim330i 09-19-2012 08:03 AM

BMW finally offering fix for high tech theft
 
BMW's produced before 2011 are susceptible to high tech theft. Using a blank key car theifs reprogram the key to match your BMW and then simply drive it away. You can see a BMW 1M Coupe stolen from someone's driveway in this BBC news clip about the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aejxY2Z0avA

The BBC might not show how to program a new key but a simple search on youtube turns up plenty of results.

BMW E90 EWS key programming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVmPfCFFkqQ

BMW E46 EWS key programming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz9vmlRy_qg

BMW is finally addressing the issue for owners. Staring with the X5 and X6 owners will be able to get a free software update that blocks this from happening. Other effected models will have a software fix in about 8 weeks time. The update will be performed by dealers free of charge, to get more information call the BMW hotline at 0800 083 4397.

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ProRail 10-05-2012 07:22 PM

What's an "effected" model? Is that one favored by the LGTB crowd? Just asking.

nosnoop 10-09-2012 12:25 PM

Is this for UK only?
Is this an official recall?


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