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Own a mk7 Ford Transit or the new Transit custom van be very worried gangs are targeting Ford transit vans throughout Reading Berkshire 9 Reported transit vans stolen last week in Reading.
Thieves are breaking into Transit Vans by picking the Ford Tibbe Door Lock (Picks can be found Online), decoding the key and then opening all the doors. From here they can steal the van in its entirety by overriding the immobiliser via the OBD socket or empty the contents from the unlocked load area.
Thieves have discovered a new way to steal your van via overriding the manufacturer’s immobilisation system by connecting a Laptop/PDA into the OBD socket and programming a new key into the ECU. They start by decoding the manufacturer’s door lock which unlocks all the doors, disables the alarm and gives them the key combination for your van so they can get a key cut with a new chip.
Once the key is cut they return to the van, unlock the doors with the new key and then connect their Laptop/PDA into the OBD/ECU connection where they can program in the new key, start the vehicle and drive it away — All without causing any damage.
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