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Shouldn't be terribly hard to fix
Why do you think this? How easy is it to patch the code in key fobs, assuming it's possible at all? How many owners of 8-year-old cars would bother even if a patch were available and they knew about it?

Meanwhile, if this information worries you, take the battery out of your remote(s) and use the metal key.
 

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It worries me that something that simple to not do was still done. Rolling codes have been around for quite some time.

I have an 18 so not personally a problem but how a company deals with this issue shows how they would react to others.

The fix could be a simple flash of the chips or replacement that is likely more difficult. I get the not fixing it due to age but ignoring the issue altogether is my concern. 2011 wasn't all that long ago. My other 2 cars all roll and they are both 2010.
 

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It worries me that something that simple to not do was still done. Rolling codes have been around for quite some time.

I have an 18 so not personally a problem but how a company deals with this issue shows how they would react to others.

The fix could be a simple flash of the chips or replacement that is likely more difficult. I get the not fixing it due to age but ignoring the issue altogether is my concern. 2011 wasn't all that long ago. My other 2 cars all roll and they are both 2010.
I'm sure even on the '18 there are vulnerabilities to be exploited in the vehicles communications system.....just the nature of the beast.
 

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The good news is Outbacks are not high on the list for car thieves, much less high-tech car thieves that would use code-napping equipment.
 

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The good news is Outbacks are not high on the list for car thieves, much less high-tech car thieves that would use code-napping equipment.
Maybe not your Outback.

Frank isn't replaceable. I could not even fathom a $ tag value. Just the sum of the parts is staggering.
 
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