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Old 29th May 2014, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Warning cobra tracker

I've recently had my red GT-R stolen from my driveway in the middle of night around 3am the night of Monday the 12th/early morning Tuesday 13th this month.

By the time I've noticed it missing in the morning and called cobra it was too late as the tracker had been either ripped out or the car had been put in a secure unit where it couldn't be detected. I did not know that the cobra system only tracks the cars movements when alerted, not 24/7 and as Cobra were not alerted before it was too late, I now cannot find my car.

As I was not aware of this flaw in the Cobra Tracking System I thought maybe some others would not know of this problem, hence me sharing it here hoping it will help some others maybe decide to put an alternative tracker on the car that tracks movements 24/7. as I wish I had done.
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Old 29th May 2014, 01:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As soon as the car was moved without the fob they should have alerted you.
When I forgot my fob I rarely got 2 miles before the phone call.
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Old 29th May 2014, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a Cobra tracker.

Normally the tracker activates as soon as the car is moved if the phob isn't present and I get a call from them within 5 mins. Its been spot on the 6 or so occasions I've moved the car and forgot to take the phob with me or the phob has switched off accidentally whilst in my pocket.

Either the tracker wasn't working or they somehow disabled it at your house without moving it.

Apparently there is some kit you can buy from the states that blocks the tracker signal.

It is concerning that considering the cost of buying, fitting and annual subs that it isn't fullproof!"

I hope you get your car back.

How have the insurance company reacted considering the tracker system has basically failed?
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Old 29th May 2014, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've recently had my red GT-R stolen from my driveway in the middle of night around 3am the night of Monday the 12th/early morning Tuesday 13th this month.

By the time I've noticed it missing in the morning and called cobra it was too late as the tracker had been either ripped out or the car had been put in a secure unit where it couldn't be detected. I did not know that the cobra system only tracks the cars movements when alerted, not 24/7 and as Cobra were not alerted before it was too late, I now cannot find my car.

As I was not aware of this flaw in the Cobra Tracking System I thought maybe some others would not know of this problem, hence me sharing it here hoping it will help some others maybe decide to put an alternative tracker on the car that tracks movements 24/7. as I wish I had done.
Maybe I'm wrong but I'm assuming your fob was stolen with the key to enable them to get the car? If so, the paperwork that comes with the tracker states that the key and the fob should always be kept in different locations when not in use.
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Old 29th May 2014, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeh as soon as the car moves the tracker is active d.

I did have issues when we moved to a remote location due to bad signal. Nearly every time I moved the car cobra phoned me because the phob wasn't picking up. A bit of tweeking and it was all sorted. As the lads said above with the tracker fitted it was minutes before they would phone

Either the phob was taken with the car, they had some sort of jammer or maybe your subscription had expired?
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Old 29th May 2014, 02:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I feel for you. I hope that you get a sensible insurance payout at the very least ... Good luck!

I think the car can be moved 200 yards before the alert system goes off, at least, that's what they told me when I queried it with my Evo. I assume that this means that they could (theoretically) move the car into a car transporter / van which may block the signal and Cobra would never know ...
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The one bad thing with the cobra trackers is that the card has a very long bloody range of signal, meaning that realistically the tracker should only pick the card up when your literally sitting in the car, but no it can pick up the card even upto a few metres away so if his car was rite by his window of the house and his card was inside the house within that range then the tracker wouldn't recognise it as a theft, so best thing is to keep the card and car as far apart as possible. I've tried it on my previous gtr and the distance between the fob and car was around 1.5-2meters and it still picked up the card as being present when I started the and it didn't trigger the alert so when I called up cobra they told me to put the card slightly further away and then retry it which did a few days later on purpose when they weren't expecting it and they rang within 3-5mins so it does work. A bit crappy really
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Does the tracker still work if that car was not turned on, what if it was just lifted on to a low loader....
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Old 29th May 2014, 03:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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my cobra tracker seems to work ok, same here when i have driven the car and forgot the fob, 1-2 mins down the road i get the phone call......

last time was not long ago, at the tuners, tuner drove off to test.... i had the fob, under 2 mins later I got the call...

something fishy going on with yours holly94... hope it works out ok.
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Old 29th May 2014, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The trackers work like you want them to but the thief can get past them in seconds. In fact anyone with the right bits can do it and you don't have to look far to find out how.
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Old 29th May 2014, 03:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The trackers work like you want them to but the thief can get past them in seconds. In fact anyone with the right bits can do it and you don't have to look far to find out how.
As said, if the right people REALLY want your car, they will take it.

Still, i prefer the tracker, incase some scrote managed to get the keys, or even for carjacking etc.
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Best protection is Thatcham approved disc lock and magnum 45 for the thieving [email protected] effing low lives. Sorry dude
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Old 29th May 2014, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Tbh I have a tracker and if someone stole mine I wouldn't really want it back
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Did they take the car without the key? If they did, then that's worrying!!
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sounds like it was taken with the key and the card. Gotta wonder how.
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Sounds like a typical car key burglary from the above. Gotta say that I'm in the camp that wouldn't want their car back tbh.

Op sorry to hear your bad news fella.
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Only 1 post and no replies to the posts on here?

I would have liked to know the circumstances so that we can all learn / modify what we do, to avoid this.

To the OP, please keep us informed and hope it works out for you.

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Yes, I failed to mention the fob was taken along with the key as they were unfortunatley both in my girlfriends handbag, the fob in a zip pocket. I usually cant get to the main road without a phone call if i forget the fob.

But i assumed the car would be 24/7 tracked even when not on alert like other trackers do.

So beacuse cobra wernt alerted the car wasnt continuously tracked.
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It has brand new Alcon discs front and back with new yellow Padgats pads, so if any gets offered a cheap deal or spots anything on the internet please let me know as the seller probably has my car or other personal items stolen from my house at the same time.
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Gotta say that I'm in the camp that wouldn't want their car back tbh.
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Well If mine was taken and it got recovered un-scathed, I would certainly want it back, its tuned to how i like it, and I've spent good £££ tweaking it to how i like it...

plus no having to wait for months for insurance claims, whilst driving a crap courtesy car.
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