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Has anyone had their Rivian stolen?

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I work in the pipeline construction industry and vehicle theft is something that we’ve unfortunately become accustomed to. Most of the company vehicles that have been stolen were taken from hotel parking lots late at night or early in the morning. It’s amazing how quickly GM, Ford, and Dodge trucks can be started, after bypassing security features like “chips” in keys and OnStar and other tracking devices.

This made me wonder… has anyone had their Rivian stolen? I’ve never heard of a case.
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The Denver service center stole mine last Friday. Although I dropped it off and gave them a key so I don’t think the charges will stick.
 

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I don’t even think the tracking prevents it. they are just too hard so it just doesn’t happen.

So many thefts now are for joy rides. (Kia and Hyundai) literally teens go get a new ride every night because those cars are so easy. Or they duplicate your fob from outside your house. And drive away. Both situations are quick. Basically, take whats easy or quick.
 
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Most folks who are inclined towards stealing are looking for a joy ride(that makes a lot of noise), steal to use it for other crimes or steal for parts.

They generally are more interested in non-EVs they are heavily biased towards gas vehicles that are know to be fast or parts that are commonly needed.
 

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So many thefts now are for joy rides. (Kia and Hyundai) literally teens go get a new ride every night because those cars are so easy.
This is the main driver right here. A friend of mine used to run the police auto-theft division for a major US city. He said at this point the majority of auto thefts (in this city, at least) are of already-running cars of gig delivery drivers. Someone passes by a running car while the driver makes the delivery and decides driving wherever they are going would be better than walking.

The thefts of higher-end cars via things like key-fob cloning are often by organized crime rings who immediately ship them overseas. This may be what happens with the oil pipeline work trucks, too.

Both of these things mean that the supply of Rivians to be stolen is low (not to put too fine a point on it, but how many Rivian drivers deliver UberEats?), but so is the demand since it's impractical to own a Rivian outside of the US.
 

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I work in the pipeline construction industry and vehicle theft is something that we’ve unfortunately become accustomed to. Most of the company vehicles that have been stolen were taken from hotel parking lots late at night or early in the morning. It’s amazing how quickly GM, Ford, and Dodge trucks can be started, after bypassing security features like “chips” in keys and OnStar and other tracking devices.

This made me wonder… has anyone had their Rivian stolen? I’ve never heard of a case.
Not stolen, but I parked my truck at a hotel near SeaTac airport for 2 weeks (they offer long-term parking). When I returned, I saw that someone had gone through my truck and scattered papers etc. and taken a set of keys that had my work keys and house keys (yes, stupid to leave these in the truck). Since my business cards were also in the truck and the registration w/my home address, I had to change locks at both my home and my business.

I initially could not figure out how this could happen but then realized that the right rear door had not completely shut when I walked away from the truck, therefore not allowing it to lock. To make matters worse, I had the truck serviced the week before and they left it in Service Mode so the gear guard cameras weren't working. All my bad, since i should have checked both gear guard and doors. I had become complacent that the truck would lock when it lost contact w/my phone, as it always does.

So painful lesson learned but somewhat feel lucky that the truck was not otherwise damaged or stolen.
 

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I keep my R1S at 5% charge while parking overnight at hotels so I know how far I'd have to look if stolen :) (JK)
 

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Does Rivian use a PIN code like Tesla?

Even if some has the key or hacks the key, an additional number is still required.
No, I saw a bunch of people requesting that.

But I think Rivians are pretty damn difficult to steal. The cards are NFC (difficult to extent their range). The phone is easier, but I have unlock at home off so range extending the phone wouldn't work at my house (and my card is in a NFC wallet). Basically you have to steal my wallet or phone to take it.
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