Car reviews - Citroen - Xsara - VTR coupe
22 Nov 2001
THE VTR is equipped with remote central locking of the doors and hatch, via a large fob. To prevent picking, the locks have two rows of cyclinders which means the number of possible combinations increases from 2000 to 20,000. To reduce the risk of a thief copying the key by stealing the fuel cap, the fuel cap lock has only one row of barrels. The locks are also freewheeling and the rods secure against picking. Citroen has also ensured the boot lock cannot be accessed by removing the lights and number plate. The NRMA awards the Xsara 76.5 points out of a possible 110 for theft security, losing 10 points for the lack of an alarm alone.
Did you know?CITROEN says its remote central locking system uses a high frequency radio transmitter which is safe against the use of infrared remote control capture devices that have enabled thieves to record signal when a car is opened and return to the car later to steal
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