Join Date: Jun 2006
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
I just got this email from a friend. I have never heard of this happening but it does sound plausible (Mythbusters word) so I thought I would pass it on to you guys.
Here is info worth the price of your car....WHAT WILL the car thieves
THINK OF NEXT?
The car thieves peer through the windshield of your car or truck, write
down the VIN # from the label on the dash, go to the local car
dealership and request a duplicate key based on the VIN #. I didn't
believe this e-mail, so I called Chrysler-Dodge and pretended I had lost
my keys They told me to just bring in the VIN #, and they would cut me
one on the spot, and I could order the keyless device if I wanted.
The Car Dealer's Parts Department will make a duplicate key from the VIN
#, and collect payment from the thief who will return to your car. He
doesn't have to break in, do any damage to the vehicle, or draw
attention to himself. All he has to do is walk up to your car, insert
the key and off he goes to a local Chop Shop with your vehicle. You
don't believe it? It IS that easy.
To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some tape (electrical
tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN Metal Label located on
the dash board.
By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you CAN cover it so it can't be
viewed through the windshield by a car thief. I urge you to forward this
to your friends before some other car thief steals another car or truck.
I slipped a 3 x 5 card over the VIN NUMBER.
2006 Steel Blue 5.7L HEMI Limited 4x4 Build Date: June 9, 2006 Hour 14
Interior: Dark Slate/Light Graystone with Saddle Brown Leather Seats
Quadra-Drive II, NAV, DVD, Trailer Tow Group IV, Off-Road Group II, Remote Start, UConnect, Rear Backup Camera, Chrome Wheels,
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Daytime Running Lights enabled, 2" Rough Country Lift with 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S