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The top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada in 2020

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The top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada in 2020

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THE TOP 10 MOST STOLEN VEHICLES IN CANADA IN 2020

2018 Honda CR-V 4DR AWD SUV
2017 Lexus RX350/RX450H 4DR AWD SUV
2017 Honda CR-V 4DR AWD SUV
2018 Lexus RX350/RX350L/RX450H/RX450HL 4DR AWD SUV
2018 Ford F150 4WD PU
2019 Honda CR-V 4DR AWD SUV
2018 Toyota Highlander 4DR 4WD SUV
2017 Toyota Highlander 4DR 4WD SUV
2019 Lexus RX350/RX350L/RX450H/RX450HL 4DR AWD SUV
2017 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD PU
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One of those tips should have been "consider driving a manual"
Here are some tips from the IBC to protect your vehicle.

Don’t leave a keyless entry fob inside of a vehicle or unprotected at the front entrance of your home.
Put a keyless fob in a protective box or bag that will block the radio frequency identification signal.
Never leave a vehicle running while it’s unattended.
Park your vehicle in well-lit areas.
Lock all of the doors and windows when it’s parked.
Use a visible or audible device to alert thieves that the vehicle is protected.
Install a tracking device that emits a signal to police or a monitoring station if it’s stolen.
If it doesn’t have one already, install an immobilizing device in your vehicle to prevent thieves from hot-wiring it. These can include devices that require wireless ignition authentication or starter, ignition, and fuel pump disablers.
Consider using a steering-wheel or brake-pedal lock to ward off would-be thieves.
Don’t leave personal information, such as insurance or ownership details, in the glove box when the vehicle is parked.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Nobody wants to steal a Honda Civic anymore?
CRV is the new target. Thieves are also moving over to SUVs now. Looks like nobody wants cars anymore
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bargain man wrote: CRV is the new target. Thieves are also moving over to SUVs now. Looks like nobody wants cars anymore
Which is pretty well much in tune with the North American perspective, since this is all really anyone wants to buy. A car is useless, too small and not enough space therefore only a cuv/suv will suffice for anyone. Garage queens excluded of course.
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Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 made the list, but GM Sierra / Silverado did not. Interesting. lol
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Meh, sorry, the other was at the top due to replies. Apologises for bad timing?
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I like that Toyota products make up more than half the list.

People rather take a CR-V than the junk that is Acura.
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rkjredflag wrote: Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 made the list, but GM Sierra / Silverado did not. Interesting. lol
Ford outsells the GM twins by ~300,000 annually so it's very likely it would be more popular to steal, esp it places like Alberta, maritimes, where pickups rein supreme. I don't know if it has anything to do with easy of theft but maybe....
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I think its more to do with the ease of stealing the highlander/rx350. Easiest thing to do is just get a metal tin can with lots of foil and put the smart keys inside of it (Faraday cage). It will prevent the signals to leak out which is how the vehicles are stolen. Alternatively, keep the vehicle parked inside your garage if you can do so.

Here is a good article that talks about this: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.5138877
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hightech wrote: I think its more to do with the ease of stealing the highlander/rx350. Easiest thing to do is just get a metal tin can with lots of foil and put the smart keys inside of it (Faraday cage). It will prevent the signals to leak out which is how the vehicles are stolen. Alternatively, keep the vehicle parked inside your garage if you can do so.

Here is a good article that talks about this: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.5138877
Easy to steal, same cheap toolset, and you have line up of Foreign buyers waiting to take them off your hands. Not just that. But chop these suckers up and 80% of the parts are interchangeable which makes rebuilding for resell even in domestic markets easy.

Honestly that whole protect your keys thing is a joke too now. Sure Signal boosting is easy but you don't even need the key to steal these things.
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What's the draw of CRV? Is it because there are tons of them out there or easy to unlock?
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Hindenburg1 wrote: What's the draw of CRV? Is it because there are tons of them out there or easy to unlock?
Lots of them out there.
Internationally sold.
Relatively easy to steal.
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Honestly that whole protect your keys thing is a joke too now. Sure Signal boosting is easy but you don't even need the key to steal these things.
Hearing this second time in 2 days - would be interested to know more. Can you share any reading material - just curious.
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<-- scans the list

Does not see Toyota Corolla.

True to RFD spirit, the Toyota Corolla wins yet again.
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Canadadesi wrote: Hearing this second time in 2 days - would be interested to know more. Can you share any reading material - just curious.
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Same, I'm also curious. I thought everything depended on being able to capture and copy the signal from the key.
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woofster wrote: <-- scans the list

Does not see Toyota Corolla.

True to RFD spirit, the Toyota Corolla wins yet again.
I don't see Camry listed either. Glad to see that it didn't make the list unless some taxi driver wants my car LOL.
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Canadadesi wrote:
Hearing this second time in 2 days - would be interested to know more. Can you share any reading material - just curious.
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derass wrote: Same, I'm also curious. I thought everything depended on being able to capture and copy the signal from the key.
Fair warning. I'm just going to post something anecdotal and you can call BS on Me.

There's no one place that has all the info I'm going to summarize.

I mentioned Quickly factors that makes certain cars Desirable. With that out of the way. Comes the technical piece.

Since about 2017 Many many manufacturers mainly European. Have implemented motion sensors in their keyfobs to prevent them from broadcasting when stationary.
Toyota and Honda have no AFAIK.
You can google this to see which ones have it.
But essentially my take away is if you have a euro brand no one wants your old car and if you got a new one it's got mitigation in place.

Since about 2018 Manufacturers ( Maybe Even before) have started to add encryption to their bus networks and ECUs. MOPAR was especially quick to act after that NBC special where they hacked a Cherokee over the LTE modem.
It's actually a huge pain in the ass these days for Mechanics as you need a subscription back to OEMs to get a key to talk to the deeper parts of the ECU.
There's also safe guards in place where the ECU is completely locked unless 1 a key is in place to unlock it. Databus and the OBD Port is locked unless you get a key or the Diagnostic tool is signed by a Cert. I'm missing stuff but basic Computer security has come to cars.

Back to the Toyota and Honda.
They to my knowledge have not implemented many of the safeguards.
So even without a key their databus is unencrypted and the ECU is ready to talk. Why does this matter? Because with a Hacked Diagnostic tool (basic computer trusted platform would mitigate this but Diag tools get more expensive since they'd have to get more licensing and subs from OEMs) and a keygen you can rekey the car very quickly. CBC did showed this. That guy doing it legit took 10 mins IIRC because he had to follow the official process to get a key from the keygen. The official process has a timer to slow the process down.

Similar for GM and Ford but back to desirability. But also they have started to add mitigations in place.

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