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A recent kind of car theft is where the thieves force an interrogation of the car/key set (which is a two-way radio conversation) and somehow command the car to unlock and start. The details of which are well described in this article and an adjoining video from April 1, 2016.

Recently there have been a large number of thefts in the Ottawa area (mainly Toyota/Lexus) and the cars seem destined for offshore.

Given the method (see linked article), are Hondas with keyless entry equally vulnerable to this mode of theft?

I've got a nice cookie tin at home - should make a good faraday cage for the fobs. That said, I don't think the thieves are targeting LX 1.5L Accords ...
 

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That's a nice. I want to know, rather, is this more prevalent with Toyota? Is Honda "as" vulnerable to this technique?
 

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That's a nice. I want to know, rather, is this more prevalent with Toyota? Is Honda "as" vulnerable to this technique?
I would say about the same. It's the same technology, similar value, good market for parts, they are both common and inconspicuous brands.

Big rims free of curb rashes, body panels without dents, bumper covers without scratches make cars desirable targets.
 

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The answer to the OP's question is YES. Your car, my car, they're vulnerable. No one has statistics except law enforcement whether one brand is more vulnerable than another. Does it matter?
 

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I guess I was hoping that Honda has a better, more robustly resistant to such hacks, technology.
 

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Car makers equip their cars with the most secure technology the lowest bidder sells them, hackers buy the best stolen technology they can get their hands on.

Typical arms race.
 

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If they want to steal it, but please steal it correctly, strip it and ensure it can't be recovered.

Back to worrying about other issues insurance won't cover....
 

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Don't keep your keys near your front door or windows, and you're more than likely safe from this method of theft.
 

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Every year our neighborhood would get those Fers coming around and they would jump in everyone's car and steal anything inside.

Happened 2xs to my Acura CL-S, happened to my neighbors toyota rav 4, and nissan sentra.

Pretty scary to think.
 
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