BMW offers fix for hi-tech theft

News | September 18th, 2012 by 4

Back in April we reported on a series of hi-tech theft in the UK that involved a large number of BMW vehicles. The heists took place by accessing the BMW OBD II port and programming a blank key.

Now AutoExpress UK reports that BMW is offering a fix for BMWs built between 2007 and September 2011.

The software upgrade will be rolled out to owners of affected X5 and X6 models. A general software upgrade will be available in the next two months.

Keyless BMW Theft

A BMW spokesman confirmed for AutoExpress that the upgrade will be carried out by dealers free of charge. Owners with affected cars should contact their BMW dealers or call BMW’s hotline on 0800 083 4397.

Until the fix is available to all models, BMW offers some advice to owners on their website, including “Whereever possible park your car out of sight, in a locked garage or under the cover of CCTV cameras.”