North. Serial thefts of Peugeot 3008 and 5008: the response from Stellantis, owner of the brand

North. Serial thefts of Peugeot 3008 and 5008: the response from Stellantis, owner of the brand
North. Serial thefts of Peugeot 3008 and 5008: the response from Stellantis, owner of the brand

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Margot Nicodème

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May 28, 2024 at 5:42 p.m.

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Recent testimonies illustrate the increase in vehicle thefts in the Northinformation issued by the prefecture services when taking stock of delinquency in 2023. Between the beginning of April and mid-May, Lille news published three articles on Peugeot flights in the department, which present several cases. Multiple thefts in the same street in Wattrelos, two thefts a month apart which targeted the same resident, or even a vehicle stolen in Leers and found involved in a violent road accident in Poland.

Serial Peugeot thefts in the North: Stellantis’ response

In these cases, detailed by each of the victims, these are Peugeot 3008 and 5008 which were targeted by thieves. The Northern gendarmerie itself had, in an alert to the population, included these two models in the list of the most stolen in the territory. After the victims and the authorities, What does the Stellantis automotive group say about it?owner of the Peugeot brand?

What looks like security flaws are there in fact on these models, for the Stellantis teams? Was it difficult to predict the emergence of technologies that could start vehicles with disconcerting ease and speed? Stellantis repliedfirst ensuring that “Security is a subject taken very seriously” internally.

The group announces that it works daily to improve the quality of its cars, in particular with the help of “a specific team to analyze and treat the risks of inviolability vulnerabilities. This team, which works in close collaboration with the police and authorities in order to analyze and counter theft techniques, is active on this subject,” it is said.

“Cybercrime techniques are constantly evolving”

However, and this is undoubtedly what complicates the task, Stellantis notes that “cybercrime techniques are constantly evolving“, and it is guaranteed, as a conclusion, that the workforce “continuously works on the development and improvement of electronic security solutions for the benefit of our customers”.

During the 2023 delinquency assessment, Christophe Borgus, chief of staff of the prefect of the North, commented: “We attribute [la hausse des vols de voitures et des vols à la roulotte de 15%] At organized gang phenomenon, which are rampant in the department and beyond, with the border areas. »

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