- Jul 13, 2007
Immobilizers to be made mandatory in Canada
The electronic device is designed to arm itself automatically when the ignition is switched off to prevent any would-be Canuck car thieves from starting the car without the proper keys. It works by cutting off three vital contacts, the starter, ignition and fuel.
A study has found that of the top 10 most stolen cars in Canada last year, none were equipped with an approved immobilizer. In fact, the first car equipped with an immobilizer comes in at number 28 on the list.