Is The "Unbreakable Autolock" Actually Just "Gone In 60 Seconds?"

Reader Alan thought that installing the Unbreakable Autolock would give him some peace of mind and enhance his vehicle’s security. But those thoughts were quickly dashed when his Toyota Rav4 was stolen in the middle of the night. The device is supposed to immobilize the brake or clutch making a car impossible to drive. Alan did some research, and to his amazement, found a video of a young boy picking an identical lock in under a minute. The lock-pick video and his letter, inside…

Dear Consumerist,

To my surprise, my 2002 Toyota RAV4 vehicle was stolen last night. I thought I always have a peace of mind when it comes to the security of my vehicle. I don’t think this is one of the most stolen vehicles, and my vehicle wasn’t kept exceptionally well with dents behind the vehicle. I have LoJack installed and Unbreakable Autolock model#1740.

My father woke up at 3am and just happened to peek outside the window and discovered our vehicle was missing from our driveway. The truth is everything is breakable in less than a minute even the so called Unbreakable Autolock. I doubt I will ever get $5000 dollars as they claimed when your vehicle was stolen. Here is a video from Youtube, sounds like a kid showing you how to pick a $60 lock in less than a minute.


We’re sorry to hear about your loss, Alan. We would certainly hope that you are a candidate for Autolock’s $5000 guarantee. Autolock’s website doesn’t reveal any details about their guarantee but we suspect there are a sea of loopholes that prevent the company from making frequent pay-outs. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that your LoJack produces results in the coming days. Let’s put it out to the Consumerists: What, if any, are the best vehicle security devices on the market?

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