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Ford Explorer ST Driver’s Door Lock Picked In Under One Minute: Video

Automotive theft has been a huge problem for a very long time now, and even the latest and greatest in anti-theft technology hasn’t stopped thieves from continuing to hone their craft. That’s precisely why we found this video from an incredibly popular YouTube channel dubbed Lock Picking Lawyer so interesting – the channel’s purveyor manages to pick the lock of his Ford Explorer ST in less than a minute, which is rather alarming, to say the least.

Our host uses a fairly simple tool called a Lishi, which is sold online, to gain access to the Ford Explorer ST. The tool can be used on a variety of Blue Oval models as well, including the Ford Fiesta, C-Max, Focus, Fusion, EcoSport, and Ranger, among other makes and models.

It’s obviously concerning to folks that own these vehicles that our host is able to pick the lock of his own Explorer ST so quickly and easily with such a readily available tool, but there are a few things worth noting here. A mere 10 seconds after he gained access to the crossover, the Explorer’s alarm began going off, which isn’t always the case with every vehicle, according to the host.

In addition, the owner received a notification on his phone via the FordPass app that the alarm had been triggered. According to the host, gaining access to the Explorer without triggering this alarm and notification is possible, but would require “additional steps” that he doesn’t outline in this video, likely for obvious reasons.

Thieves will always find a way, but it’s at least nice to know that modern Ford vehicles do make their job just a bit more difficult, anyway.

We’ll have more interesting videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ford Owner

    It is good to know that my 2014 Fusion Hybrid may be picked and opened, but the key is still needed with its fob to power the car on (as a hybrid the gas engine will not start until the battery charge is low and the accelerator is pressed), or release the parking brake, and there is no easy way to jump start it. So a regular crook cannot steal my car, only its contents.

    1. Edge

      Needless to say it’s the lock picking lawyer He can literally pick any lock in under a minute very secure advanced locks take him a couple minutes but this guy really never has trouble picking any locks so to say anyone can do it it’s far from. Still need the tech to drive the car off. Hellcats area really hot item right now those locks must not even work.

  2. matt

    FordPass trivially defeated by 4G jammer. Plus any Ford owner with half a brain pulls the #10 fuse and disables all that surveillance, remote-start, and phone-home feature set while still on the dealer lot. Plus you have to be a Tesla-owner level of stupid to install FordPass app on your phone.


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