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There has been a recent spate of stolen Kia Sportages reported in the London area facilitated it seems by thieves using keyless technology.

Just a warning I think if we needed it, that it's so important these days keeping your vehicle secure and keeping keys protected by Faraday pouches etc.

I haven't included the link but if anyone is interested in the source of my information visit the Facebook page for Kia Owners club UK.
This is such a well known issue that I have absolutely no sympathy with any idiot who can afford a £40.000 vehicle but doesn't have the nous to keep the key safe.

Anyone looking for Sympathy will find it in the dictionary between Symbolic and syphilis. That's if they know what a dictionary is!!!
 
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I am old now, and a retired firefighter. We were taught how to get into most cars because dickheads ALWAYS locked themselves out, and their kids in. We could get into most key operated doors without damage. Most notoriously, the half tennis ball method. If a thief could get in, then so could we and NOBODY would complain when we did. I suspect they can still do that using thief's methods but I'm out date on modern tech. Rest assured, THEY will have been trained. If you send for the AA or RAC and they say " I can't get you in", you'll be mightily pissed off. This also translates to your house. If we can get in, then so can they. Think about it!!!!
 

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