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Hey all,

I saw on the Tiguan forums that there was some scare about cars with Keyless Entry being a prime target for thieves with a "car relay" hack. They stand outside your home with a receiver, listen and grab the code your key fob gives off, gain entry to your car and then drive away. In less than two minutes.

https://www.tiguanforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3090

My question is, has VW put in any measures with the T-Roc (with keyless entry) to prevent such an exploit happening? Haven't been able to find any statement from VW about this issue, but might be my bad googling. Kind of has me worried :shock:
 

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Minimise the risk by keeping your car keys in a 'FARADAY CAGE' enclosure used for blocking electro-magmetic fields.

Either buy a special 'key-pouch' from retailers such as Amazon viz

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=faraday+cage&tag=mh0a9-21&index=aps&hvadid=80607978230016&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_8zqxs2ue8w_e

OR

Make your own using for example, a boiled-sweet tin, lined with some aluminium foil.

Store away from your front door.

Hope that eases your worries.

NB. I loved physics at school :geek:
 

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A neighbour near one of my daughters had her new car stolen off the drive. The car in question was a Ford and was less than a week old. very upsetting.
There is no way I would want keyless entry at any price even for £0.01. If the T-roc had it on I would be asking for it to be disabled somehow, I just don't see the point in it.
 

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A neighbour near one of my daughters had her new car stolen off the drive. The car in question was a Ford and was less than a week old. very upsetting.
There is no way I would want keyless entry at any price even for £0.01. If the T-roc had it on I would be asking for it to be disabled somehow, I just don't see the point in it.
I can't believe a premium brand such as VW are still charging £375 for keyless entry, do they not realise it's 2018? Both my current Kia and my other halfs Mini have it as standard, I joked with the salesman that it was like going back in time and how quaint it was having to put a key in the ignition.
 

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I've also no desire for keyless entry, though I did like the keyless starting that my last car had.
 

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JAMCT said:
Minimise the risk by keeping your car keys in a 'FARADAY CAGE' enclosure used for blocking electro-magmetic fields.

Either buy a special 'key-pouch' from retailers such as Amazon viz

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=faraday+cage&tag=mh0a9-21&index=aps&hvadid=80607978230016&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_8zqxs2ue8w_e

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Make your own using for example, a boiled-sweet tin, lined with some aluminium foil.
That's a really good idea. I'll be sure to look into it. Better safe than sorry. Thank you!
 

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I have this on my Golf but keep my keys in an RFID pouch (£9.99 from Amazon for 2). I haven't ordered keyless on the T-Roc as my neighbours Merc was taken by the thieves using an electronic device.

My opinion, safer with a key!
 

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Super petty request here.. Is there a reputable box version of a RFID pouch? I can't help but feel that opening and closing the lid of a box is a lot less fiddly than closing a pouch to line up the hook and loop.

Again, super picky first world problem hahaha!!
 

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You still end up paying in the long run, you have excess, voluntary excess, and next years premium to look forward to as well. apart from various bits and pieces, you keep in the car you forgot to put on your claim form. The insurance company will always win in the end. Also what about car hire for the period after you find out that your new car will take six to nine months from order to delivery?
Reduce the risk by not having keyless entry.
 

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You still end up paying in the long run, you have excess, voluntary excess, and next years premium to look forward to as well. apart from various bits and pieces, you keep in the car you forgot to put on your claim form. The insurance company will always win in the end. Also what about car hire for the period after you find out that your new car will take six to nine months from order to delivery?
Reduce the risk by not having keyless entry.
I agree on the keyless. I have had it on my past three cars.
It's nice but I have gone for the key this time to help keep costs down.
I just wish they had put keyless start as standard instead as part of the package which again I had on my past three cars.
We even had it on our Renault scenic back in 2004!
 

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I'm more than happy to use a key but my greatest issue with my new car is seeing where to put it, it's impossible to see the ignition lock from the drivers seat especially when the wheel is straight. I'm looking for a reflective large polo shaped sticker to adhere to the lock in the hope it will help.
Anyone else have this problem, why isn't there a light around it or signature lighting covering that area .
 

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Newtroconthebloc said:
I'm more than happy to use a key but my greatest issue with my new car is seeing where to put it, it's impossible to see the ignition lock from the drivers seat especially when the wheel is straight. I'm looking for a reflective large polo shaped sticker to adhere to the lock in the hope it will help.
Anyone else have this problem, why isn't there a light around it or signature lighting covering that area .
Yes i have the same problem
 

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I just wish they had put keyless start as standard instead as part of the package which again I had on my past three cars.
I'm really glad they didn't I absolutely hate keyless and if that was only available then I wouldn't be buying a T-Roc. Once the day comes that manufacturers make keyless burglar-proof then I'll consider it until then it's the worst possible feature on ANY car IMO and you are just asking to have your car stolen.
 

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I just don't see the point in the keyless entry or ignition/start/stop feature, I would have what we have on the T-roc as it is thank you. As for finding the steering lock to put your key in, it did cause me some problems for a few days until I got used to the car having the key blade in a different way to my last car. But you get used to most things after a while, and I had my last car for just over seven years.
 

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