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i remember there were thefts using some kind of "remote signal grabber" that grabs the code and put them on their remotes as owners walking away locking their cars using the factory remotes, and once the owners are gone thefts use the code they grabbed to unlock the car and do whatever they do to steal it.
i'm not sure if it's real or not though.
but hey, no car is safe out there, even in a garage. my dad bought a honda accord back in the 90s and it was stolen from the apartment garage just a couple of weeks after he got it. gone in our own apartment garage.
well, thefts like to steal cars that are popular (ie: accords/ camrys) for to strip for parts, or very expensive cars (ie: the bmw 1m in the video) and smuggle them out to other countries for a fortune or for parts only.
best solution? i guess NOT buy a popular car or keep them locked in your own private garage in addition to what Perkins said above.
our gen 3s and 4s are safe. i doubt anyone will steal it even if we leave the cars unlocked out there lol. i'm not gonna tell you that i went to school and park my gen 4 in the school's parking structure, and i accidentally hit the remote twice (every hit will either lock or unlock, depends on if the doors are locked or not) i locked the doors on first hit but the accidental second hit unlocks the doors. i came back after a day of class finding i unlocked the doors by accident and nothing was stolen inside and my car's still there. i guess it's either there are no thieves in my school or gen 4 camrys are not valuable enough for the thieves