BMW has admitted that it is quite unable to prevent thieves from using a simple relay box to break into its luxury models. Furthermore, the German car giant refuses to take responsibility for any cars being stolen.
Owners of the latest BMWs benefit from the new keyless ‘comfort access’ system, which allows them to deactivate all in-car security merely by approaching their car with the key fob in their pocket. Unfortunately, felons can now purchase a relay box off the internet that gives them the ability to activate the signal from the fob while it is still in the owner’s home.
BMW has received much criticism for its laissez-faire attitude from crime fighters, who are also calling for greater controls on the online sale of devices designed to assist criminal activity.