On June 17, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Lexus GX-470 SUV contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from the Clairmont Mesa area of San Diego. San Diego officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.
Minutes later, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus GX-470 SUV on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood at the 4000 block of Kansas Street in San Diego.
The owner was very happy when San Diego Police contacted her to retrieve the vehicle which was recovered abandoned and undamaged. The vehicle was valued at approximately $47,000.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus GX-470 SUV in April of 2006 at Lexus Kearny Mesa-UAG of San Diego.