On December 16, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Jeep Liberty contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of San Diego.
San Diego Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Jeep.
Within minutes, officers from the San Diego Police Department air and ground units picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Jeep Liberty on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their helicopter and patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 4800 block of Kenmore Terrace in San Diego.
The owner was very happy when police contacted him to recover the vehicle, which was found abandoned and undamaged. The vehicle was valued at approximately $8,600.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Jeep Liberty on October 15, 2002 at Lithia Colorado Jeep in Aurora, Colorado.