Keyless car theft victims ‘should sue’ car manufacturers

Nick Freeman says owners of affected cars should demand to have the problem rectified

Keyless car theft victims ‘should sue’ car manufacturers
Leading UK Lawyer, Nick Freeman.

Keyless vehicle thefts accounted for 40 per cent of all cars stolen in London alone last year and reports suggest that vehicle manufactures were already aware of security issues.

Freeman, also known as Mr Loophole, has said that owners of vulnerable cars have a legal right to demand compensation for their loss.

Cars at risk include models made by Volkswagen, Audi, Kia, Porsche and Lamborghini.

Freeman said: “The manufacturers of these cars have been misleading buyers over their security claims, and they have compounded this deception by maintaining a wall of silence over the vulnerability of these cars to theft.

“Their advertising campaigns include reference to, amongst other things, the car’s security systems when they were harbouring information that their remote-control security systems could be easily hacked, and this information was not passed on to their customers.

“This deception is an utter disgrace and they should be made liable for any relevant financial loss sustained by their customers, including any inflated insurance premiums.

“My advice to customers who own one of these cars is to contact their dealer and demand that the problem is rectified, failing which, they should invite the dealer to buy the car back.”

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