All new and used cars sold by Mercedes dealers are fitted with tracking devices (2019)

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All new and used cars sold by Mercedes dealers are fitted with tracking devices (2019)

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A number of Mercedes have been stolen from driveways in my local area recently but several have since been recovered by the owners (after the Police took no action) by paying their local Mercedes Dealer to activate the tracker (for a fee) that has apparently been built in to all new and used cars sold by Mercedes in recent years.
The reason the trackers are fitted is because 80% of sales are with car finance/leasing and Mercedes can track the cars if owners default on their monthly payments, so that bailiffs can recover the vehicles. Under EU data protection laws, tracking a vehicle without its driver’s knowledge is illegal. However, those who buy the cars on finance sign lengthy terms and conditions. These include a clause about the activation of ‘location sensors’ in bold print above where the customer signs.

All new and used cars sold by Mercedes dealers are fitted with tracking devices (2019)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ation.html
There's a spy in your Mercedes (2019)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/9756250 ... g-devices/
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