Key programming is being used by criminals to assign a new key to vehicles, by plugging a device into the On-Board Diagnostic port (OBD) of the vehicle. The OBD port will in most cases be located in the driver’s footwell. Criminals will gain entry into your vehicle then plug into this port and programme a blank key to the vehicle.
- Always make sure that your vehicle is locked and secure when leaving it unattended
- Consider having an OBD lock guard professionally fitted
- Electronic OBD security is available – seek the manufacturer or dealer's advice.