Yup known problem with BMWPosted 4 years agorandomjeremyMember
@OP If you’re talking about the OBD cloned key issue where the the thieves take advantage of the alarm blackspot and use a key cloner to hack the OBD, that’s been fixed for at least two years on cars coming out of the factory so you must be really unlucky, do you know the build date of your car?
Anyway the fix is a free one, just call your BMW dealer and ask for the latest CAS security update, they will book it in.
Anyway be thankful the crims took the car the way they did – I once was mugged for my M5 keys, it wasn’t much fun.Posted 4 years ago
I had a 61 plate BMW 3 series that was taken from outside my house on Friday night/Saturday Morning. Don’t think I will ever see it again or the kids seats and personal equipment in it.
Been told by the police that BMW’s and Audi’s have an issue at the moment where the keys can be cloned so guys be careful.Posted 4 years agoStraightlinerSubscriber
There’s a very long thread on the BMW section of the Pistonheads forum about this, and yes, BMW finally introduced a ‘fix’ of sorts for existing owners of E60/E90 models from late 2006 onwards which requires a free software update at the dealers. For those who haven’t had this done, it is worth contacting your dealer as soon as possible.
The F model cars (i.e. newer versions) don’t appear to have the same problems, or at least not at the moment.Posted 4 years ago
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