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WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 26, 2022 08:58AM
It seems that you can open a Ford Titanium by entering the VIN number in the door panel keypad. That's right... openly visible information can be used to open the doors.
[vehiclefreak.com]

And THEN they stole the Master Code card from in the glove compartment.

And with THAT they can program their own remotes (I think) and steal the car.

I told him to lock the car in his garage (it normally sits outside) until we can disconnect the door panel.

Holy crap... terrible design, Ford.
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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: August 26, 2022 09:18AM
Normally if you see a vehicle with the VIN number covered so you can’t read it (or scan it’s barcode) it’s because it’s stolen - or they are late on payments and don’t want the repo man to be able to confirm the vehicle before they take it away LOL. Now it’s because YOU CAN BREAK INTO THE CAR WITH IT.

Great job, Ford.





Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing
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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 26, 2022 09:51AM
Thanks for the tip! I'm in the market for a used truck.
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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 26, 2022 09:52AM
Overnight local Neighborhood strain went from coyote alerts and homeless complaints to key-less Tesla thefts, six or seven at last count.
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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 26, 2022 11:21AM
....hole......ee....moley....



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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 26, 2022 12:08PM
I thought he has a Chevy bolt
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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 26, 2022 01:04PM
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GGD
I thought he has a Chevy bolt
His partner is driving his Focus.
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Re: WTF- What the FORD ? Son's Focus broken into using Ford security hole
Posted by: Gareth
Date: August 26, 2022 01:30PM
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OWC Jamie
Normally if you see a vehicle with the VIN number covered so you can’t read it... Now it’s because YOU CAN BREAK INTO THE CAR WITH IT.

Except with only a tiny amount of work, you can also grab the VIN from the license plate #, so now they're going to need license plate covers too!
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