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2012 Cadillac Escalade Gets Enhanced Theft Protection

Posted on December 29, 2011

DETROIT – In the summer of 2011, CNN Money reported that the Cadillac Escalade topped the list of the most stolen vehicles. GM recently responded through a press release stating that the 2012 Escalade would receive ramped-up security features to prevent theft.

The new features include:

  • An encryption system for the key, key cylinder and ignition system to deter drive-away thefts.
  • A steering column lock system that makes it difficult to maneuver the Escalade onto a flatbed to deter “push-away” thefts.
  • An inclination sensor that sets off an alarm when the system senses an unwarranted change of the angle of the vehicle, to deter towing, push-away and wheel thefts.
  • A shock sensor intended to reduce content theft and push-away theft by sounding the alarm when the vehicle is “shocked”, such as by breaking window glass.
  • A wheel lock system to help prevent the theft of Escalade’s wheels and tires.

OnStar provides additional security with a remove ignition lock that can prevent the vehicle from starting if a break-in is detected. If a vehicle does happen to get stolen, OnStar can also provide vehicle location and remotely slow down the vehicle to assist law enforcement in vehicle recovery.

Cadillac offers the following tips to keep vehicles safe:

  • Do not leave valuables unattended in unlocked cars, or in plain sight.
  • Park vehicles in well-lit areas or inside locked garages.
  • Don't leave cars running with the keys in the ignition.
  • Do not defeat the ignition/key cylinder immobilizers with aftermarket remote- start systems.
  • Always lock your vehicle with the key fob, which also sets the alarm system.
  • Use wheel locks with premium wheels.
  • Do not leave driver's license, registration or insurance certificate in your car.
  • Purchase a vehicle with OnStar or the aftermarket OnStar FMV mirror, which will enable your vehicle to be tracked if stolen.


Source: Cadillac

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