Shocking: Mahindra Thars don’t have security system / alarms

Be mindful not to leave anything in the SUV even for a short while if the Thar is going to be out of sight in an unmonitored parking location.

BHPian wooka recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

The Thar has NO SECURITY SYSTEM!

It’s all a big lie.

Symptoms:

Here’s the brochure (updated, 2022 Nov, MLD optional):

Anti-Theft Alarm

Here’s the manual:

Using the ignition key to open the door, when the vehicle was locked and armed with the smart key will be treated as unauthorized by the system setting on the alarm.

Press the unlock button on the smart key to cancel the alarm.

Official response after a three-month-long interaction with Mahindra support:

> The feature Buzzer/ Alarm asked by you is not available in New Thar.

I asked:

  • Can this be fixed via software (BCM/ECU)

> Answer: No (?)

  • Can I have an escalation matrix since I am deeply dissatisfied?

> Answer: No answer for weeks despite reminders.

  • I will file for a refund if my vehicle is insecure in this country.

> Answer: Silence. Verbally, said yes sir I (Ankur Sharma @ Mahindra) agree, but I cannot fix this for you.

Here’s what BHPian ph03n!x had to say on the matter:

Those who travel in your Thar with luggage, laptops, etc. BE MINDFUL OF THIS.

When you lock your Thar with a remote, if a thief jimmi’ either of the doors (or breaks glass) and opens the door THERE WILL BE NO SECURITY ALARM SIREN.

If you have a soft top, or anyone unzips the windows or the rear, opens the front or rear doors, and walks away with your luggage or anything else that’s there in your Thar, THERE WILL BE NO SECURITY ALARM SIREN

The only times you’ll have a siren in the Thar is if either of the doors is open and you press the lock button in the remote, or you press the middle button in the remote.

Be it your daily driver, overlander or weekend drive. Be it a hard top or a convertible top. Be mindful not to leave anything in the vehicle even for a short while if the Thar is going to be out of sight in an unmonitored parking location.

I’m working with my MASS co-tech team (who are connected with M&M about this) to see if there is a solution. Will keep the thread updated.

Here’s what BHPian Nalin1 had to say on the matter:

Oh, that is a shocker from one of India’s most popular cars.

My 2006 Verna had an alarm that triggered off when manually opened/opened from inside after remote locking. 99% of Thar owners would have not even realized it as no one actually checks this functionality. People play around with every single feature after bringing the car home, how many actually check this all-important security feature?

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