Is there a limit to the distance that a thief can drive a car that they have stolen via keyless theft?
Is there a limit to the distance that a thief can drive a car that they have stolen by capturing the keyless code? If so, they would presumably need a trailer or other vehicle to take the stolen car away. Is an automatic car difficult, or impossible, to move onto a trailer once the engine has stopped running?
To our knowledge, there's no limit. The vehicle will often just beep without the key present. Stolen cars can be started using relay devices that extend key signals, then the cars are usually driven as far as possible. They'll run until they're either out of fuel or until they're turned off and can't be started again without the key. We've heard many of the cars are driven to ports, ready to be shipped off elsewhere.
Answered by Georgia Petrie on