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20-02-2020, 10:20   #1
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Stolen Tesla Model S (found post 168 )

my 2015 model s 90d was stolen last Thursday at 1.47am

2 lads walked down my road with a laptop bag at 1.47, drove the car off at 1.52am.
i have the keys
wifes car was behind mine, but we dont have garden walls so they managed to squeeze it out through the grass.
presumably used software to boost the keyfob signal outside (both key fobs in bedroom with me)
pulled the sim card straqight out to remove any connectivity.
used a GPS blocker to block the signal
car had about 300km range left on the charge.
apparently, its the first model s to be stolen this way in ireland.. great.

do not think these cars cannot be stolen, if you dont use pin to drive, set it up now, i didnt have it as i naively believed a car with this much technology couldnt be stolen.

reg is 152d30285 though i imagine it was driven straight out of the Country.

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20-02-2020, 10:22   #2
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Sorry to hear about that - Very frustrating :/
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20-02-2020, 10:47   #3
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Sorry to hear, very frustrating I'm sure. I'd also recommend one of these to keep your keyfobs in whenever you're home
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20-02-2020, 12:01   #4
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Total bummer. I had 2 cars stolen in the past and it's a horrible feeling. Hope they catch the thieves.


Seen this from Electrek:


https://electrek.co/2019/08/22/tesla...to-prevent-it/
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Thanks for the heads up, and sorry about the loss of your car, its happened to me and its super inconvenient and frustrating. I have enabled PIN to drive on your recommendation.
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What happens these cars after they have been stolen? Presumably the next time the car stops, it will complain that the key is out of range and refuse to start again.
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20-02-2020, 14:24   #7
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You say last Thursday so 7 days ago?
Where in the country roughly?
Have you a toll tag and did you check it's history to see if they went via a toll road?


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What happens these cars after they have been stolen? Presumably the next time the car stops, it will complain that the key is out of range and refuse to start again.
Typically they are stolen to order and put on the road in eastern Europe or other more dodgy countries.

In some cases they are shipped whole and stripped for parts like 10,000 for battery and front parts used to repair a crashed model. Even if they only get 1,000 parts value they are happy as car is free to them. Can Tesla flag all the electronics modules as stolen such as doors, sensors?, and if they see them on another car alert the police?

Really horrible act, I know a few were caught in the past doing this, some with tow trucks which won't be defeated with a PIN
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What happens these cars after they have been stolen? Presumably the next time the car stops, it will complain that the key is out of range and refuse to start again.
Broken for parts, I'd guess. The computers are DRMd I think (so worthless) but the batteries are quite valuable.
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You say last Thursday so 7 days ago?
Where in the country roughly?
Have you a toll tag and did you check it's history to see if they went via a toll road?
Really horrible act, I know a few were caught in the past doing this, some with tow trucks which won't be defeated with a PIN
yes 7 days ago, got up at 4am to go airport with wife and kids and that car was gone.
yeh toll tag was in car, checedk it and not tolls crossed. guards asked for that info straight away.
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Ah balls, hope the holiday went okay and it was not ruined
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20-02-2020, 17:40   #11
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Sorry to hear. Major inconvenience, but the insurance will sort you out.

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(both key fobs in bedroom with me)
Don't do that again. What do you think might have happened if they didn't get the car going with the software hack? It's well possible they would have been standing beside you and your sleeping family kindly asking for the keys...
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Sorry to hear that OP. We keep our keys in these after simular happened in our estate. Detective told neighbours not to keep keys in the bedroom too. If anyone wants our cars that badly they'll find the keys at the top of the stairs and save us interacting with them

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Sorry to hear. Major inconvenience, but the insurance will sort you out.



Don't do that again. What do you think might have happened if they didn't get the car going with the software hack? It's well possible they would have been standing beside you and your sleeping family kindly asking for the keys...
A lot more likely they'd have moved in to the next potential easy target tbh. Even so, I keep mine in the hall by the front door in an old biscuit tin.
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Sorry to hear that OP, saw your post over on Facebook and living in Malahide myself it was a bit close to home for comfort. Been checking the Nest cam every morning since for scrotes walking around with aerials.

Could turn up yet, a neighbours car was taken (burglary & found keys while owners on holiday) and they got it back 3 months later. Was being driven around NI on false plates.

Re the other comments on storage of keys I’ve yet to hear of people who’ve been woken up for the keys BTW. According to a Garda I spoke to they’re not up for that as it’s a much more serious crime with a higher risk of getting caught. He tells me the guys that actually take the car get about a grand each for the job, and its not worth doing a lenghty stretch for this amount. It seems Tesla theft is a bit more specialised I suspect they’re not getting the usual skangers to do the job.

After reading your story last week I had a cursory glance on eBay for Tesla parts and sure enough the first thing I found was a full interior from a facelift S for sale in Lithuania. Amazing that there’s a market for this type of thing....

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Just stuck on Pin to Drive there on my M3P. Also living in North County Dublin, not going to take any chances if they’re in the area.
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