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FOUND: My truck was stolen last night- Fxck!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Da Voke, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. Feb 2, 2022 at 6:56 AM
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    Barsoom

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    Fuel tank is plstic, signal might get thru.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2022 at 2:13 PM
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    AirTag has been great. I stuffed one in a ZipLoc and put it in my passenger-side bed cubby. I don't think its ever gone more than 30 minutes before someone with an iPhone strolls by and I get an accurate FindMy hit. Haven't bothered to pop the speaker out, but will probably do that when the battery needs replacing.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2022 at 2:37 PM
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    if the thief has an iPhone, they would be notified too someone can track them
     
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  4. Feb 3, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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    And if you were that thief and couldn't find the AirTag, in a minute or two, what would you do?
     
  5. Feb 3, 2022 at 3:27 PM
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    I guess that would depend on why I wanted the truck. My iPhone (the thief) is going to keep transmitting the tag’s location back to the owner’s iPhone. @Da Voke said in post #212 that the thugs will park it hidden for a while till the heat’s off, so if the tag is still active there’d be a chance of seeing it’s last location from the thug’s iPhone.

    Not much else to say if they just want to steal your truck for laughs. They might set fire to it.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2022 at 4:17 PM
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    Dirty Mike and the Boys has entered the chat...
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2022 at 4:56 AM
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    Yes, they could. And then you get a new truck. PROVIDED that you had the foresight to add new vehicle replacement cost to your auto insurance, otherwise you will have to kick in a little money out of your pocket. But with what these trucks are commanding these days it wouldn't be a lot of money out of your pocket because our depreciation is so small. What about replacing all the mods and upgrades you will ask? The smart man insures those too under additional equipment coverage.

    Provided you planned ahead and did these things, I would prefer they burn it over other possible outcomes.
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2022 at 7:54 AM
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    Yeah. There are two levels of anti-stalker protections built into it. The first one is that it'll emit a sound if it hasn't seen the iPhone it is paired with for a while. The second level is that IF you have an iPhone AND an AirTag NOT paired with it seems to be traveling with you, you'll get a notification on your iPhone.

    Speaker one is easy to defeat. No way around the 2nd. Not too worried about either. I'll bet I notice that my Taco is missing before they find the AirTag :) For me, it's just essentially a dirt-cheap backup to the truck's GPS.
     
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  9. Feb 4, 2022 at 8:23 AM
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    Yes … and Apple also knows precisely which iPhone is reporting the nearby AirTag. If the truck is stolen, the PoPo simply asks Apple for ALL the data they have about whoever the iPhone that is allegedly being tracked.
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2022 at 9:17 AM
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  11. Mar 25, 2022 at 11:40 PM
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    Well, my recently purchased steering wheel club seems to be useless after watching the video below. I know if they really want my vehicle they will take it despite the club. As a deterrent, I just hope they move on. However, In the video, the first thing the thieves remove is the Club. Also, one of the surveillance clips you see what looks like a Tundra easily being stolen from in front of a house.

    Amazing how fast your brand new vehicle can be stolen these days as witnessed in the demo shown in the video.


    https://youtu.be/gshyozP-GY8


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-car-thefts-1.6396215

    From the news article………

    “Experts say that car companies prioritizing convenience over security with those push-to-start ignitions allow thieves to quickly and easily steal vehicles to ship overseas, where demand for Canadian cars is high because of their reliability and the availability of parts, and the consequences for thieves are low.”

    “Once inside the car, thieves typically plug a key programmer — available for under $1,000 online — into the car's On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, usually located under the steering wheel where mechanics can plug in a diagnostic tool to the car's computer. Using this port, thieves can program a blank key fob to match the vehicle. It can be done on nearly any vehicle with a push-to-start ignition. Vehicles with physical keys require a separate tool to clone the key.”

    “Marketplace heard from many victims of car theft who appeared to be doing everything right — storing keys in signal-blocking pouches or containers to prevent relay attacks, having security cameras on their driveways, even using a security club to lock their steering wheel and prevent the car from being able to turn. But police warn that thieves are quick to catch up to these methods and work around them”.

    Cop thinks manufacturers should step up. But thinks stolen cars are good business for the manufacturer! Wow.

    "It shouldn't be this easy," said O'Connor. "The manufacturers could certainly step up, but with these vehicles being stolen they also sell more vehicles, and when vehicles need to be repaired they're selling more parts."

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    High-tech car theft hits B.C.: Crooks now using sophisticated technology to program their own key fobs, often in just minutes
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    From Canadian Caber: "...as witnessed in the demo shown in the video."

    Shit! :frusty: Great video but, really depressing. I disable my key fob and use a club and still every morning as long as I'm in this apartment I expect to wake up and find it gone. I'll feel better when we move out and into our home. At least I didn't see any videos of them taking a vehicle from INSIDE a home garage. :notsure:
     
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  13. Mar 26, 2022 at 9:29 AM
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    All I can do is the same thing. Disable the FOB and use the club and hope they move on. As per the video, Seems that the OBD port is now the biggest liability on new vehicles.
    Yes, The manufactures need to definitely step up and look at improving the current level of theft prevention. Other than that keep your insurance up to date. Very frustrating if you poured you heart into your truck as a custom project and it gets stolen. What a hassle.
     
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  14. Mar 26, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    You know, it seems like I can't do anything anymore without "two step verification" where the provider sends a text number/security code to my phone to permit access. So how about Toyota provides for... anytime anyone plugs a reader into OBD port, whether at dealer service or from outside service provider or from owner's own device the Toyota app sends a text for a pin number. You provide it for whomever at the time or, call police? :notsure:
     
  15. Mar 26, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    But did he get convicted?
     
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    I would think they would require a witness unless there was a confession or video? I would certainly not confess. And, I wouldn't break their legs in front of witnesses either.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    Maybe a pin required before any attempted change to ECU parameters?
     
  18. Mar 26, 2022 at 12:32 PM
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    Ah, there's your problem, living in the 3rd world!

    Quebec hate aside, glad they found ur truck.
     
  19. Mar 26, 2022 at 12:55 PM
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    AKBorealis said, "...sure would be nice to get a group buy on these port locks."

    Looks good in principle. And I'm not beating you up over this.:hattip:Maybe if the port were under the hood?

    I don't know how much they are but, damn. What a pain in the ass: even after the trouble to install it, you have to keep up with both the key and an allen wrench. Also, I MAY have my truck stolen but, I will DEFINITELY have to take it in for service. And every time I will have to retrieve key and wrench, and either crawl my big, old ass under the dash, insert key, remove screws, and remove lock for any OBD access or at best, give that crap to service tech and expect them to do this? I think it's impractical for anything less than a rare or high value car. Not my very nice truck.
     
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