You May Believe That Your Rental Car is Secure, But it May Not Be…

Certain models of automobiles are manufactured where they are equipped with a proximity sensor which unlocks the truck when the special fob holding the keys to the vehicle is nearby. This can be a convenient feature for the vehicle owner, as theoretically the vehicle automatically becomes unlocked whenever the person holding the keys on the special fob is within range.

However, what happens when a car rental company hides a spare set of keys on a special key fob in the trunk of the car?

FlyerTalk member msp_flyer, a self-admitted security conscious person, relates a personal experience as a public service to FlyerTalk members in the form of a security warning in the *** Car Rental SECURITY WARNING *** thread.

4 thoughts on “You May Believe That Your Rental Car is Secure, But it May Not Be…”

  1. Gareth says:

    I would’ve never thought of that. I foolishly thought that when you lock your trunk, it’s locked.

  2. Gareth says:

    I would’ve never thought of that. I foolishly thought that when you lock your trunk, it’s locked.

  3. Oliver says:

    My Prius has this feature (though you have to read out to the door handles to unlock it). You can also lock the car by pushing the door handle button, so I basically never have to take the fob out of my pocket. However, you CANNOT lock the car (it refuses and beeps) if your fob (or spare) is in the car. Guess Cadillac didn’t think of that.

  4. Oliver says:

    My Prius has this feature (though you have to read out to the door handles to unlock it). You can also lock the car by pushing the door handle button, so I basically never have to take the fob out of my pocket. However, you CANNOT lock the car (it refuses and beeps) if your fob (or spare) is in the car. Guess Cadillac didn’t think of that.

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