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    Well, ostensibly it's to protect your vehicle from being "hacked". This is of course something of a risk when cars are always connected to the internet via cellular connections. E.g:
    https://www.wired.com/2015/07/hacker...-jeep-highway/

    However, it could be implemented in a manner that doesn't lock out someone who has physical access to the diagnostic port. The fact that it hasn't been implemented in such a way does make me suspect an ulterior motive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Well, ostensibly it's to protect your vehicle from being "hacked". This is of course something of a risk when cars are always connected to the internet via cellular connections. E.g:
    https://www.wired.com/2015/07/hacker...-jeep-highway/

    However, it could be implemented in a manner that doesn't lock out someone who has physical access to the diagnostic port. The fact that it hasn't been implemented in such a way does make me suspect an ulterior motive...

    -Uwe-
    Uwe: I keep saying to others (about myself) that I wouldn't be paranoid if it wasn't that everyone in the world was against me! But thanks for articulating the question of VAG's (possible) objective for SFD so succinctly

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    VW Golf MkVII (MY13) - A3 8V hatch (MY17)

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