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Looking through the owners' manual I noticed that the autolock feature can only be activated by the stealership. I have my car in there now to get this done and they're telling me it will be a $50 charge (1/2 hr shop rate) and the method is by plugging in with a laptop. Can anyone confirm that it has to be be activated by a computer and not something like a button pressing sequence?
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As far as I knew it was free, just that the dealer needed to do it because of programming the keys. That's like them making me pay to activate the trunk button on my remote control. It doesn't work until it has first been popped by the inside trunk release button. When I was getting my walk through before I drove off with mine he was going to show me how tire mounting and everything and the remote wouldn't open the trunk. He said it looked like they forgot to activate it so they had me push the trunk button and then closed the trunk again. The remote trunk button worked after that.
I just can't imagine them charging for it. It's not like they are adding something extra to your car.
I'll be sure to ask my dealership about it when I'm there.
I'm betting it was Premier Mazda. They are the biggest bunch of morons in there. I think if they had real chimps things would be run much better. They go out of their way to **** you off and screw you over. My mom and stepdad have an "issue" with them that has since caused the State Attorney General office to refer it on to the Department of Justice for criminal charges pending further review.
don't buy a lottery ticket this weekend then...it was Herzog Half hour labour, they told me it is done by computer. I didn't expect them to charge me for it either but I just wanted my car back, it has to go back again once they've ordered some kind of cowling that surrounds the steering column, rattles like mad at +60mph.
Well aware of the search funtion, used it and couldn't find an answer.....
I got mine at Ron Tonkin. I'll have to ask them. I don't know how Herzog is for service and stuff. I know they told me that if I wanted it done to bring all my keys in and they would program them for me. Didn't mention it costing money.
I called Ron Tonkin and it takes 20 mins. and is a $42 fee because they have to do a reprogramming with the keys and I thought he said the car, but not positive on that part. He just said they have to reprogram everything to activate it.
I don't think I'll get it done for awhile at that price. I'll wait.
haha, I just got my satisfaction survey through the post today. I was told by the salesman that his bonus is tied to that survey...maybe I should lean on him a little, at the same time I'd rather not go back to the dealership as I've spent far too much time there and do have to go back again for a replacement part on the steering column due to a rattle.
I think I need to get an odbII scanner, got any suggestions for a decent cheap option?
I haven't gotten a satisfaction survey yet from Mazda but I got one from the dealership within four days. This is funny because my mom got a call the very next day from Mazda after buying an 06 Tribute about two weeks ago. Of course, the dealership is now under investigation by the Attorney General's office and more likely than not will be having their financial records audited very soon. I don't know if that had anything to do with it.
I got my car a little over a month ago. I would have thought I'd get a survey from Mazda by now.
Thanks for finding that, after reading all the posts I will be calling my dealer and Mazda corp on Monday to see why I was charged. People on mazdatech are saying that it's a warranty service and shouldn't have an associated charge.