Two Tesla Model S P90Ds have been stolen in Europe recently and despite the vehicle’s always-on GPS tracking software, the pair have disappeared without a trace.
On June 11, a Model S was stolen in Dusseldorf, Germany with the thief managing to take off with the electric sedan despite not having a key. Then on August 2, another was stolen, this time in Essen and again without a key, leading to speculation that the thieves may have hacked into the cars.
Electrek says there is a possibility the thieves could have hacked into the Tesla accounts of the owners. From there, they could have unlocked and driven the vehicles through the available smartphone application.
Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be much of an issue because the GPS system of the Model S makes it incredibly easy to track as it is always displaying the vehicle’s location. Strangely however, no GPS signals have been found from either, leading some to believe that the GPS systems may have been jammed or the sim card removed.
If these theories are correct, other Tesla models could be vulnerable to the same theft attempts.