I absolutely agree with you, but in the meantime digging your heels in because BMW is foolish won't help you in the long run. And proving they used that method to steal your X3 to seek recompense from BMW would be near impossible without video to prove your point.
Originally Posted by Ian Sanford
I didn't pay £43000 to have to make my own security modifications to protect my vehicle! BMW themselves have suggested owners fit additional security such as steering wheel bars which makes a mockery of keyless entry. This is what we used to have to do in the 60's and 70's - we appear to be going backwards here. Surely it is easy enough to ensure that the software used to code new keys is only available to bona fide dealers and that keys can only be coded at the dealer and not in the car.
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RIP you were a faithful sidekick and will be missed.
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