The Ram TRX is a highly sought-after vehicle, known for its powerful engine, off-road capabilities, and stylish design. However, even with all of its advanced security features, the TRX is not immune to theft. In fact, thieves are now using a new method that involves the use of a repeater box to steal these trucks.
One of the main security features on the Ram TRX is the keyless entry system. This system allows the driver to unlock the doors and start the engine without having to physically insert a key into the ignition. However, this system is vulnerable to relay theft, which is a method used by thieves to steal vehicles with keyless entry systems.
Relay theft involves using a device to amplify the wireless signal from the key fob inside the owner's home or within close proximity to the vehicle. The amplified signal is then picked up by a second device, which is in close proximity to the truck, effectively fooling the TRX into thinking that the key fob is present. With the keyless entry system fooled, the thief can easily enter the vehicle and start the engine.
This is where the repeater box comes into play. Thieves use a repeater box to amplify the wireless signal from the key fob, which is located inside the owner's home or within close proximity to the vehicle. The repeater box is then placed near the TRX, which picks up the amplified signal and allows the thief to unlock the doors and start the engine.
Another weak point in the security system of the 2021 Ram TRX is the lack of an engine immobilizer. An engine immobilizer is a security device that prevents the engine from starting unless the correct key or key fob is present. Without an engine immobilizer, a thief can easily start the engine using the relay theft method described above, and drive away with the TRX.
To protect your Ram TRX from theft, it is important to take precautions such as parking in well-lit areas, using anti-theft devices such as IGLA, TAZER, and keeping your key fob in a safe place, such as a Faraday pouch. A Faraday pouch is a small pouch made of a special material that blocks radio signals, preventing a repeater box from amplifying the wireless signal from your key fob.
In conclusion, the Ram TRX is a highly sought-after vehicle that is unfortunately vulnerable to theft. Thieves are using a new method that involves the use of a repeater box to steal these trucks. It is important to take precautions to protect your TRX from theft, such as using a Faraday pouch and keeping your key fob in a safe place.