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Chevrolet Camaro Owners’ Lawsuit Claims Key Fobs Are Being Hacked Easily

Key Takeaways

  • Chevy Camaro lawsuit claims key fobs are easily copied, allowing unauthorized access and starting of the car.
  • GM accused of lacking proper security measures compared to other automakers using ultra-wideband protection.
  • Class action lawsuit is in early stages; CarBuzz has requested comment from GM.

If you’re the proud owner of a Chevrolet Camaro manufactured from 2010 on, and if you don’t want it to be reappropriated without compensation, you may want to take note of a new lawsuit against General Motors. The suit, first reported by Carscoops, was filed with the California Central District Court and claims that tens of thousands of examples of Chevy’s muscle car have key fobs whose signals are easily copied because the fobs use non-secure commercial radio waves.

CarBuzz has reached out to GM to request comment, but ongoing cases are rarely remarked upon in detail. We will update this article with whatever response we receive.

What The Chevy Camaro Lawsuit Claims

If these claims are accurate, they would mean that nefarious individuals only need to wait near a Camaro with a fob-copying device while the owner locks or unlocks the car. Once they’ve programmed their own fob with the same signal, they can replay it to unlock the car and, in some cases, also start the engine.

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The lawsuit claims that GM has no excuse for not preventing the issue because other automakers use ultra-wideband protection for just this reason. Moreover, the suit draws attention to several media articles that have highlighted the potential failings of keyless entry systems.

An Increase In Thefts?

The lawsuit makes mention of a CBS News report in which the Los Angeles Police Department notes a 1,185% increase in Camaro theft from last year, but that incredible figure must be taken with a pinch of salt because there were only seven thefts last year versus 90 in 2024.

The suit is still in its early stages, but as a class action, others may join. It’s also worth noting that the abovementioned report was made in February, and more owners may have been affected since then. With stolen Camaros often found showing off at street takeovers or involved in other crimes, owners will be hopeful that this issue can be resolved swiftly.

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