I'm in the UK and have changed my car insurance company and the new
insurer is insisting I have a Thatcham Category 2 immobiliser on my
I have a 2003 A4 - can anyone advise what Thatcham category the
standard immobiliser is on the A4? I think it is at least a category
2 but need to be sure.
I suggest checking with your local dealer, but think that it'll
probably be a category 1. You might find it helpful to check the
Thatcham web site
(http://www.thatcham.org/security/index.jsp?pageu ), which includes
categorised lists of security devices in pdf. The category 1 list
appears to support my thinking.
It doesn't matter, but that sounds odd to me: it means no alarm, just
says A4, all models, from March 01on have a Category 1 system. Do you
really only have an Audi Immobiliser (category 2) rather than Audi
Security System I (category 1)? (Category 1 is better than category 2,
so you meet your insurer's requirements either way.)
As a matter of curiosity, which insurer is it? I'm a bit surprised
that they didn't require category 1. Last time I used an insurer that
needed me to check the category, they required me to have a category 1
system. (I did - that was on a '98 BMW 3 Series.) When I bought my A4
and switched to my present insurer, they didn't ask, presumably
because they already knew what I had as standard and were satisfied
The required category of alarm depends on the car being insured, how
desirable it is to thiefs, how often they go missing, and how strong the
factory system is, a lot of the latest subaru's for eg not only need
cat1 but tracker too, my Golf GTI just needed a cat2 fitted.
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