Vehicle theft is a criminal and industry-wide issue - there is no fault with Land Rover's security systems and they continue to meet stringent automotive legislation, as well as being rated as 'Superior' by Thatcham, the UK's motor insurers' automotive research centre.
All current Land Rover models employ 'Ultra Wideband' (UWB) technology within the vehicle's Smart Keys. UWB is highly effective against so called 'relay attacks' where thieves intercept and transmit the key fob and vehicle security signals to unlock and start vehicles even when the key is not near the vehicle. UWB allows the vehicle to detect the physical location of the key with extreme accuracy and thus prevents relay attacks from being successful.
We have a dedicated team working tirelessly with the aim of keeping customer vehicles secure from these criminal gangs.
As the theft of vehicles is using a method that requires access to your vehicle, there are also some very simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce your vehicle being targeted:
If you are concerned about your vehicles' security, please contact your Land Rover Authorised Retailer who will be able to book your vehicle in to complete a simple check which will quickly ascertain whether there are any additional keys paired to your vehicle above the number of keys that you hold.
If you also wish to talk to us directly regarding this matter, please contact our UK Customer Relationship Centre on 0370 5000 500 who will be happy to assist you.