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Happycamper

New Member
Has anybody had their Marco Polo broken into, vandalised or stolen? I’ve parked mine on our quiet street in London since buying it new a year ago and it’s been left alone so far, touch wood. Presumably these are such specialist vehicles it would be unattractive for a thief, but who knows. Maybe a steering lock makes sense. And presumably, being low to the ground, the catalytic converter (diesel equivalent) is relatively inaccessible? Interested to know your experiences or views fellow campers.
 
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Happycamper

New Member
Well I spoke too soon. Last week we discovered somebody got in and rifled through the glovebox, leaving the contents strewn about the floor. No damage caused and nothing stolen (not that there was much of value except sunglasses maybe) but we cannot work out how they got in without setting off the alarm. The vehicle was definitely locked and I had no notification otherwise from the MercedesMe app. Mysterious and worrying.
 

SteveR

New Member
Maybe technology. These days it is relatively easy to capture your remote signal from your key and replicate it - Not much you can really do aside from maybe fitting deadlocks - sorry to hear your news though
 

BabaJen

Active Member
Well I spoke too soon. Last week we discovered somebody got in and rifled through the glovebox, leaving the contents strewn about the floor. No damage caused and nothing stolen (not that there was much of value except sunglasses maybe) but we cannot work out how they got in without setting off the alarm. The vehicle was definitely locked and I had no notification otherwise from the MercedesMe app. Mysterious and worrying.
Maybe technology. These days it is relatively easy to capture your remote signal from your key and replicate it - Not much you can really do aside from maybe fitting deadlocks - sorry to hear your news though
Are the MP's keyless technology?

Horrible that some scumbags will want to do that. The good news is no damage done. We had someone on the Sister forum who, after violently breaking in, the hero's then slashed the seats and torched the vehicle.

There is a history of Cali's being stolen, not as rife as range rovers and BM's,nor as easily as transit based vehicles, but they are desirable as anything of value is.

Mine is parked on an open drive. I've never had an issue but hate saying that. Most on the Sister forum have not. It is still rare but always a problem. Some have resorted to bear locks, pedal locks etc: Claymore mines would be desirable but would mess up the insides if they went off.

Sorry to hear of your experience. It is sickening.
 

SteveR

New Member
Not keyless - but your remote is..... well, remote. Replicate the signal and you can unlock the vehicle for a rummage around
 
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