Sorry mate but to call it a flaw is wrong. Firstly there was no need for them to rip the tracker out because they have the fob. The tracker is only alerted and Cobra informed IF the vehicle is moved with no contact to the FOB. There is no reason to track all vehicles in contact with the fob. Why should it? Car is talking to fob. Fob is with owner. Car hasn't been stolen. Alert sent to Cobra when car moves when not in contact with fob ie when its been nicked!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.
+1 +2Sorry mate but to call it a flaw is wrong. Firstly there was no need for them to rip the tracker out because they have the fob. The tracker is only alerted and Cobra informed IF the vehicle is moved with no contact to the FOB. There is no reason to track all vehicles in contact with the fob. Why should it? Car is talking to fob. Fob is with owner. Car hasn't been stolen. Alert sent to Cobra when car moves when not in contact with fob ie when its been nicked!
You are in the unfortunate position where they have the car, the fob and the key! Something that no tracking system in the world can save you from until you know its been nicked. In your case when you woke up several hours later to realise it gone. Giving them time to remove it.
Bottom line is keep the fob on your possession ie wallet and this wouldn't have happened. Or at least you would have known it was being nicked when it was being nicked and they could have tracked it.
never thought of it that way.. IF they need the keys... well. wowsers. you would have thought a garage would have been safer....A while ago I was using the insurance comparison sites for a quote and fiddling around with various options to see what affected the price. This is what I found:
a) Cheapest : Car parked in street overnight
b) Next cheapest : Cared in my drive overnight
c) Most expensive : Car parked in my garage overnight
Sounds stupid ? More expensive to garage your car than keep it on the road ? yes.
I asked on PH and the reply I got from someone who works in insurance was that since for modern cars the only way to steal it is to steal the key then;
a) If it's on the road it's not obvious where the owner lives so it's also not obvious where the key is
b) If it's on your drive it's very obvious where the key is
c) As b) but no one can see it being stolen as the thief is hidden from view in your garage
So the highest risk is to garage your car and the lowest risk it to park it on the road.
So for keeping your car in your garage you get penalised.
Maybe but without a tracker you wont get your supercar back.The thing with a tracker is that the yearly cost is almost always more than you save in your insurance premium. So, for the privilege of paying more money in total you are reducing the risk to the insurance company. So it costs you to mitigate their risk. Good eh ?
Arn't garages locked, i know mine is.never thought of it that way.. IF they need the keys... well. wowsers. you would have thought a garage would have been safer....
That's overnight but its not a problem for me personally, I always put the car in the garage when I'm home.That sounds like a restraining order...bit harsh!
Really sorry to hear your car was stolen.
This thread made me check the two fobs I got with the car in March, both we're flat ie. no flashing led. New batteries in fobs this morning, all good now.
I hope you get the car back unscathed.
that makes no sense if your batteries were flat then cobra would have phoned you instantly unless you havnt driven the car since march ?
you have to pay a yearly subscription or the tracker will not be active.