The Truth About Cars » Theft http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Theft http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Police Looking For ‘Street Outlaw’ Ronnie Pollard on Engine Theft http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/police-looking-street-outlaw-personality-engine-theft/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/police-looking-street-outlaw-personality-engine-theft/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1146473 Police in North Carolina are looking for Ronnie Pollard, who appeared in the Discovery Channel’s series “Street Outlaws,” in connection with an engine theft, WGHP is reporting. According to investigators, Pollard may have been involved with a June robbery in King, North Carolina where thieves made off with nearly $450,000 in engines and caused $14,000 in […]

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Police in North Carolina are looking for Ronnie Pollard, who appeared in the Discovery Channel’s series “Street Outlaws,” in connection with an engine theft, WGHP is reporting. According to investigators, Pollard may have been involved with a June robbery in King, North Carolina where thieves made off with nearly $450,000 in engines and caused $14,000 in […]

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FCA Takes Former Australia Exec. to Court for Misappropriation of $30M http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/fca-takes-former-australia-exec-to-court-for-misappropriation-of-30m/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/fca-takes-former-australia-exec-to-court-for-misappropriation-of-30m/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 14:15:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1075882 The Chrysler 300, thought by many to be a modern day “gangster” car, has tons of power. But, as they say, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and for former FCA Australia CEO Clyde Campbell, it still may not be enough to escape accusations of misappropriation of funds. Tomorrow, FCA will take Campbell to federal court in Australia claiming he […]

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The Chrysler 300, thought by many to be a modern day “gangster” car, has tons of power. But, as they say, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and for former FCA Australia CEO Clyde Campbell, it still may not be enough to escape accusations of misappropriation of funds. Tomorrow, FCA will take Campbell to federal court in Australia claiming he […]

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Piston Slap: Smart Key Fob or The $30,000 Brick? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-smart-key-fob-30000-brick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-smart-key-fob-30000-brick/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:49:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=985026   Clueless about Keyless writes: Dear Sajeev, I recently bought a 2014 Acura TL and am having trouble coming to terms with keyless entry. It goes like this: You get exactly 2 pre-programmed key fobs, labelled #1 and #2. You can never have more than two active key fobs. You can buy a third, but […]

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  Clueless about Keyless writes: Dear Sajeev, I recently bought a 2014 Acura TL and am having trouble coming to terms with keyless entry. It goes like this: You get exactly 2 pre-programmed key fobs, labelled #1 and #2. You can never have more than two active key fobs. You can buy a third, but […]

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Dealership Wheel Thefts Spotlight Security Risks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/dealership-wheel-thefts-spotlight-security-risks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/dealership-wheel-thefts-spotlight-security-risks/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:10:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=739025     In an era where even mundane family cars are shod with 18-inch-plus rims direct from the factory, dealers are prime targets for mass thefts. One Texas Chevy dealer took a big hit on Sunday, when 22 new cars were shorn of their wheels and tires by a gang of thieves. Houston CBS affiliate […]

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    In an era where even mundane family cars are shod with 18-inch-plus rims direct from the factory, dealers are prime targets for mass thefts. One Texas Chevy dealer took a big hit on Sunday, when 22 new cars were shorn of their wheels and tires by a gang of thieves. Houston CBS affiliate […]

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Little Car Lost: When Thieves Come Calling http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/little-car-lost-when-thieves-come-calling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/little-car-lost-when-thieves-come-calling/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=693545 The joke was that the little Honda was so old and undesirable that it would take a ten dollar bill on the dash and the key in the ignition to attract a thief. With 300K miles on the clock, the little car was old and tired, but my sister Lee and her husband Dave aren’t […]

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The joke was that the little Honda was so old and undesirable that it would take a ten dollar bill on the dash and the key in the ignition to attract a thief. With 300K miles on the clock, the little car was old and tired, but my sister Lee and her husband Dave aren’t […]

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Cops Nab Electric Leaf Owner Before He Can Ride Free On Your Nickel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/cops-nab-electric-leaf-owner-before-he-can-ride-free-on-your-nickel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/cops-nab-electric-leaf-owner-before-he-can-ride-free-on-your-nickel/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:56:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=671122 The owner of a Nissan Leaf was arrested in Georgia last week for stealing 5 cents worth of electricity after he plugged his car into the exterior outlet at a local middle school while his son was playing tennis.   According to Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, the car had only been plugged in for […]

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The owner of a Nissan Leaf was arrested in Georgia last week for stealing 5 cents worth of electricity after he plugged his car into the exterior outlet at a local middle school while his son was playing tennis.   According to Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, the car had only been plugged in for […]

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Gone In 10 Seconds: Tailgate Thefts Soar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/gone-in-10-seconds-tailgate-thefts-soar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/gone-in-10-seconds-tailgate-thefts-soar/#comments Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:50:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=665002 The National Insurance Crime Bureau says the theft of pickup truck tailgates is soaring in the U.S, aided by the ease of removal and a ready market on the internet. Most of those thefts go unreported because the replacement cost is often less than truck owners’ insurance deductibles. Still, the number of thefts reported to […]

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau says the theft of pickup truck tailgates is soaring in the U.S, aided by the ease of removal and a ready market on the internet. Most of those thefts go unreported because the replacement cost is often less than truck owners’ insurance deductibles. Still, the number of thefts reported to […]

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Dodge Charger Rentals Facing Rash Of Thefts In Hawaii http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/dodge-charger-rentals-facing-rash-of-thefts-in-hawaii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/dodge-charger-rentals-facing-rash-of-thefts-in-hawaii/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:34:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463833 An interesting story out of Hawaii, where Dodge Charger rental cars are being targeted by thieves due to the ease of which they can be broken into – and officials are aware of the matter, with little action being taken. The Honolulu Civil Beat has reported on the matter, claiming that thieves can break into […]

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An interesting story out of Hawaii, where Dodge Charger rental cars are being targeted by thieves due to the ease of which they can be broken into – and officials are aware of the matter, with little action being taken. The Honolulu Civil Beat has reported on the matter, claiming that thieves can break into […]

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German Paper: “China Steals Volkswagen Patents” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/german-paper-china-steals-volkswagen-patents/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/german-paper-china-steals-volkswagen-patents/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:56:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454423 A few months ago, Volkswagen extended its joint venture contract with Chinese partner FAW for another 25 years, with appropriate pomp and circumstance: Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed the signature. Now, Volkswagen takes the unusual step of going semi-public with the theft of intellectual property. According to reports in German […]

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A few months ago, Volkswagen extended its joint venture contract with Chinese partner FAW for another 25 years, with appropriate pomp and circumstance: Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed the signature. Now, Volkswagen takes the unusual step of going semi-public with the theft of intellectual property. According to reports in German […]

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Would-Be Civic Thief Thwarted By Hidden Kill Switch, $21 In Junkyard Parts Fixes Damage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/would-be-civic-thief-thwarted-by-hidden-kill-switch-21-in-junkyard-parts-fixes-damage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/would-be-civic-thief-thwarted-by-hidden-kill-switch-21-in-junkyard-parts-fixes-damage/#comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 14:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406977 Having spent most of my driving years in car-theft-prone neighborhoods in California and preferring the please-steal-me Honda Civic as my daily driver of choice, I learned many years ago that a secret starter and/or fuel-pump cutoff switch is a must-have. Such kill switches have prevented theft of my past Civics on three occasions that I […]

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Having spent most of my driving years in car-theft-prone neighborhoods in California and preferring the please-steal-me Honda Civic as my daily driver of choice, I learned many years ago that a secret starter and/or fuel-pump cutoff switch is a must-have. Such kill switches have prevented theft of my past Civics on three occasions that I […]

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Gone In 14 Seconds: Why The Cadillac Escalade Is America’s Most-Stolen Vehicle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/gone-in-14-seconds-why-the-cadillac-escalade-is-americas-most-stolen-vehicle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/gone-in-14-seconds-why-the-cadillac-escalade-is-americas-most-stolen-vehicle/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:45:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370714 We’ve known that the Cadillac Escalade was America’s most-stolen vehicle, but we never asked why. The answer: GM didn’t put steering locks on a number of Escalade and other GMT9000 Ute model years, and shifters on these models are easily pushed out of “Park.” These weaknesses (and their ineffective fixes) allow thieves to push Tahoes, […]

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We’ve known that the Cadillac Escalade was America’s most-stolen vehicle, but we never asked why. The answer: GM didn’t put steering locks on a number of Escalade and other GMT9000 Ute model years, and shifters on these models are easily pushed out of “Park.” These weaknesses (and their ineffective fixes) allow thieves to push Tahoes, […]

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