you won’t enjoy any aspect of the ordeal… 2 years ago
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Lifetime warranty on the brain and installation.
4 year warranty on the remotes.
I’ll worry less now… 3 years ago
And next Saturday at 9 AM
one will be installed.
A reasonable price with lifetime warranty
on installation and the equipment,
2 remotes and my power locks will enable it to be used as
a keyless entry system as well.
This car will be close to unstealable except
by a professional
loser thief… 3 years ago
is wired into multiple systems.
and fuel injectors.
Hidden and just reachable.
When disarmed the engine stops immediately.
When armed all is well.
With the ignition on
when I arm it the D4 light on the dash lights for 2 seconds
showing me I have succeeded in throwing the switch.
well worth it 3 years ago
It took a trip out to the town I deliver to and was left at a business where I killswitch will be installed between the ignition switch and the starter solenoid.
A business I trust to do quality work at a fair price.
The first piece of the puzzle to make it harder (or impossible) to steal again. 3 years ago
Soon it will have a killswitch
And a hood lock.
After I get my Lojack refund it may have an alarm too 3 years ago
No issues yet.
And it hasn’t been stolen again either.
I had a great weekend.
3 huge positives… 3 years ago
After driving a fair amount, I see no problems that need to be addressed.
I signed the first check from the insurance over to the shop, almost $900
There is still a balance of nearly $1000 that Geico is on the hook for.
My out of pocket expenses were $500
The inconvenience was immense.
Good thing I have 2 vehicles.
Driving it again reminded me of why I like it so much
It’s one of the best cars I’ve ever owned.
Bought used with 112,000 miles on it but with all the maintenance records, all done at the dealer that sold it new.
A fun to drive car, tight, fast and responsive.
I can see why they are at the top of the stolen car list every year.
There are millions of them on the road.
Tens of millions.
They last a long time.
Adrienne’s ‘93 Honda Accord that we bought used has 200,000 + miles on it now.
And it runs strong and quiet.
Hers has a 5 speed while mine has an automatic.
Her car would blow me away in a race.
Not that we’ve ever done that…;) 3 years ago
and after talking to the lady
(I never bothered to hear her name…on purpose.
It’s my little rebellion)
I will get a ride down there in the morning.
They say it’s done
I will take the first Geico check from my mail and sign it over to them.
After I look it over
Results will be reported
and a picture posted 3 years ago
They open at 730AM.
I walked into the shop at 720.
They were ready and escorted me to the inspection place.
They will have to dye the rear seat, some staining can still be seen
The rear seat back release lock needs to be replaced.
I exterior piece of rear molding loose.
I may get it back early next week.
Then it will go to one of my friends garage
where a killswitch will be installed in it… 3 years ago
Hi, This is X at Y
Can you come in and have a look at your car tomorrow and see what we missed?
Me I can come by before work
X I know we couldn’t get all the spray paint off your rear seats
Me I’ll come in and tell you what still needs to be done, including reupholstering the leather seat in the rear
X Maybe the insurance company will give you more money as compensation
Me I can be compensated by having it fixed as it was
I have a feeling the car will be there for weeks still.
And for some unexplained reason, Geico sent me 2 checks in the mail yesterday totaling more than $1000.
One check was for personal effects lost.
The other was a mystery check that will not be cashed… 3 years ago
The location, the body shop that has been my cars home since very early December.
Lojack had called me early and I had told them to meet me there and we would discuss what they had in mind.
My arrival was around 12:15 PM.
I told the body shop rep I had arrived.
Lojack showed 15 minutes later and met with me.
They were concerned about the performance of my unit installed in the car
A tech talked with me and the went out back to check installation and operation. She returned and said it was working correctly. But when the car had been stolen it had not been working properly.
We talked for around a half hour. The head Lojack rep in Colorado showed up and checked it also. Perfect performance. He than apologized and told me since my car had not been recovered in the first 24 hours, I would be refunded the entire price I had paid for the unit and would still be able to use the service.
He gave me the number I needed to call and told me the documents I would need to mail in to get my money back…
Professional company to deal with…
And the the body shop claimed me car was ready to be picked up.
After a quick inspection and a test drive the following flaws were discovered.
1. The radio didn’t work (they didn’t get the radio code so it of course wouldn’t…I told them about that problem 10 days before)
2. Spray paint all over the rear seat
3. Drawing with pen on rear interior door panels
4. Other clearly damaged items…
They insisted I take the car.
I told them it wasn’t fixed and would stay until it was
I informed them that the radio worked when it was stolen and if they couldn’t figure out how to reenter the code so it would function, they could feel free to replace it with a new factory unit
LOL…they were pathetic… 3 years ago
with the body shop today and give them permission to work on the car.
They needed a key.
The Shop shares space with a car dealer so I stopped by after work and dropped one off.
The manager of the dealer walked me back there and we talked while I filled out the envelope to put the key in.
I also saw my car for the first time since November 28th.
The hood is destroyed. Other damage may be hidden deep within the mysterious mechanical workings of the various systems.
We shall see and document other developments… 3 years ago
He said I had not been assigned to him.
Got the other guys name and called him.
He said he had not been E Mailed the release permission yet.
I explained to him that he needed to talk with his headquarters.
I E Mailed them permission to fix the vehicle 3 years ago
of me faxing the police report to the adjuster in Dallas
there was a message left on my answering machine
1. approving the claim
2. giving me the local agents phone number
3. and starting a whole other process to go through 3 years ago
brought me a copy of the police report.
I e mailed the adjuster in Dallas about my appreciation concerning the pictures of the vehicle that I was never sent.
I also told him the police report mentioned that the battery was dead when they found it. Something Geico or the shop could have told me.
I mentioned that all Honda factory radios, tape and CD decks require a numerical code to reactivate them once they lose their power source.
And mentioned that since I had bought the car used, I didn’t have it and that item would be on their dime.
I also happened to mention that come tomorrow afternoon, your wonderful company has had possession of my car for 14 days…without so much as a phone call to me… 3 years ago
The adjuster in Dallas 10 days ago
“We will still need a copy of the police report unless there is clear theft related damage”
“The police stated to me that the steering column is damaged and the ignition has been punched out…I would think that is the most clear theft related damage you could ask for”
But I don’t have a copy of the police report yet
It has to be requested via the mail
I’ll bet they don’t lift a finger until I get it and fax it to them
even if it’s next year…
I’ll lay a $10 bet on the statement I’ve made above… 3 years ago
of a body shop that partners with Geico for a week.
In fact, there is an agent for Geico that is stationed there.
I called today to get information.
He was with another
I asked the receptionist why pictures hadn’t been forwarded to me as promised…and asked about a timetable.
She said I needed to talk to “HIM”
I left my number for “HIM” to call me.
No call back.
I’m not impressed with the lack of service.
More documentation to follow.
I’m really saving money now
Thanks Geico. 3 years ago
in the next few days,
I will get to discuss the estimate
on the repair bill plus towing.
My job will be to insist
everything is as it was before.
You know most stolen cars are not driven to church and the grocery store…
3 years ago
The guy here in Denver seems less cold blooded that the one in Dallas.
On a side note that means little factually buts adds some color to the story, The one in Dallas is named Baudo and the one here is “Tony”
Both talk like they are in The Godfather.
Our conversation began with him finding a Geico affiliated bodyshop close to me. He told me I needed to release the car to them so I had to find procedure from the Denver impound lot.
After many conversations, I knew the name I needed to release the car to. Lunch break rolls around and I have to write a letter to the impound lot with my name, car VIN and plate number and my permission to let company x come and get it…notarized, faxed and received…
And get the interrogating questionnaire adjuster 1 had E Mailed me notarized and faxed to his Dallas office in the clouds.
And of course I have to mail it to him also
Early this morning the possibility of not getting it out until Monday existed.
But it has been retrieved.
I feel like small progress has been made
more than 2 days after recovery 3 years ago
After my detailed message left on his machine last night
He had some new things.
I need to fill out the 4 page form, have notarized and return the original to him via mail.
I need to request a copy of the police report still (I have to do this through the mail. Ten dollars and include a SASE. He said I wouldn’t need one if my car had theft related damage when a local agent goes to inspect it. My wry observation vocalized to him was “I guess since it was stolen, has been recovered and I was told the ignition / steering column had been punched, that would most surely be theft related damage”)
Seriously, he just comes across to me as being an asshole.
Need to call the impound lot and find out how I can get the car released to Geico’s local representative and have towed to the body shop of my choice for repair (assuming they don’t total it out from the damage it has)
I have no idea what damage the vehicle has.
I told him I need any pictures his man takes forwarded to me
The impound lot has 7 AM to 7 PM M-F hours
8 AM to 3 PM Saturday and Sunday
I have a feeling I’ll get to visit on Saturday 3 years ago
when I got home from work.
“This is the Denver Police Department
We’ve recovered your car
call us at (number)”
I called and wrote down all the information she knew
It’s at the impound lot, drivable…
I got the address and phone number and called the adjuster.
He can have one of his men go look at the damage and
cook up a plan…
They found it with Lojack,
days after it was stolen 3 years ago
20 minutes total.
15 tape recorded.
He Emailed me a 4 page form to fill out, sign and get notarized before sending back.
They need the police report also.
If it’s not recovered in 21 days,
try and cheat me by giving me half of what it’s worth settle the claim.
I talked about Lojack on the recording.
They say most cars are recovered in less than 24 hours.
I talked of the possibilities.
A manpower shortage, that my transmitter had failed or they were waiting to nab a car theft ring…Yeah, rigggghhhhhht.
Such fun… 3 years ago
that are the dregs of society.
Arrived home yesterday around 3.
Didn’t put my club on since it was daylight.
Came out around 9 to 9:30.
I heard a car blast out of the lot around 6:45
Made police report.
They claim most cars are recovered within 24 hours.
no word yet…23 hours later.
My Mom has had health issues and no longer should be driving.
I discussed this subject with her at great length today.
And the possibility that I will buy her car from her should mine not be recovered.
“99 Nissan Maxima” with only 40,000 miles on it
Honda’s are stolen often
popular and easy to steal.
Newer Nissans not stolen as much at all
The keys have computer chips in them and the ignition won’t work without a key programmed for the car.
Maybe a blessing in disguise.
On the other hand.
How I hate those who disgrace humanity by being thieves
or worse… 3 years ago
If there are any insurance auditors out there, I assure you (even insure and esure you) that this story is true.
I had just left my day job to go on tour with Maktub. I walked out my front door the day after I left the job and my car was gone. I was bummed for about 30 minutes (I LOVED that ‘91 Caprice Classic) but soon realized that it was the best thing that could have happened. It was a great way to tighten my financial belt without any effort. The insurance company cut me a check for the car, I cancelled my insurance (simply because I didn’t buy a replacement car) and I went off on tour not having to worry about insurance, gas, maintenance, etc. I remained carless for about 5 years. Serendipitilious.
However, I mourn Nicole’s loss. 4 years ago
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