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10 Problems Cars Can Diagnose By Themselves


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Breaking and Entering
Stolen cars often end up like this. Joseph Sohm/Visions of America/Corbis
Stolen cars often end up like this. Joseph Sohm/Visions of America/Corbis

You know, your automotive robot overlord needs you as much as you need him. He acts like he knows so much more than you, and without him you'd be nowhere -- literally -- but he'd like to stay with you. And intact.

Some cars, including some Acuras, can tell when they're being broken into. They sense that someone is tampering with the locks, and instead of going into a full-on freak-out, they quietly, calmly call you.

"Hey, Steve, what's up? It's the RLX. How's your day going? Yeah, Larry sure is a jerk. Hey, listen, I'm down in the parking lot being broken into. Think you could call security or the cops or someone? Thanks, buddy."

If your Acura is actually stolen, it will have a complete meltdown, if you want it to. You can turn on the lights using an app on your phone and track your loveable overlord down, LoJack-style.


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