Remote Start by Fob

mistersteve

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Hold your breath, Guys. The wife lost a Sienna FOB a few years ago and it was $225 if I remember correctly (they had to reprogram/replace the door controller whatever whatever too). The real killer was $400 for one on my then BMW 750Li (or was it iL?). What a rip off. The G90 doesn't turn corners like my BMWs, but then I don't anymore either. :-0
 

ctrcbob

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it's not Hyundai, it is all manufacturers, all of them are doing this subscription thing for remote start now. even GM is removing the fob remote start for 2018 and newer models. Lexus includes the fob remote start ONLY if you also subscribe to the app, if you don't subscribe then the key fob remote start gets disabled when the app does.

every major brand is doing this. Soon I suspect features like carplay will also be via subscription, BMW and MBZ are already doing that. why have only a one time transaction with a customer when you can suck monthly fees out of them. sure dangle a carrot in from of them with the free services for a limited time so they get used to them and want them, then actively pay for them.

the wave of the future. monthly service charges for everything in your life.
Don't say that all manufacturers are going to the Smart Phone Remote Start. Not true.

My Luxury 2017 had FOB Remote Start.

My Semi Luxury 2018 has both FOB Remote Start and Smart Phone Remote Start but have to pay for the service, so I told them to go pound salt, so they unsubscribed me. The FOB Remote Start works fine. Although I have not tried it, I understand the 2019 version operates the same.

Lastly, the guy wants FOB Remote Starting. He (and I) would EXPECT it on a high priced luxury car. Dont try telling him that Smart Phone Remote Starting is better. (It's not).
He knows what he and his wife want.
 

Mr. Incredible

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Don't say that all manufacturers are going to the Smart Phone Remote Start. Not true.

My Luxury 2017 had FOB Remote Start.

My Semi Luxury 2018 has both FOB Remote Start and Smart Phone Remote Start but have to pay for the service, so I told them to go pound salt, so they unsubscribed me. The FOB Remote Start works fine. Although I have not tried it, I understand the 2019 version operates the same.

Lastly, the guy wants FOB Remote Starting. He (and I) would EXPECT it on a high priced luxury car. Dont try telling him that Smart Phone Remote Starting is better. (It's not).
He knows what he and his wife want.
what make are these? you are talking about, never heard of a car manufacturer named Luxury or Semi-Luxury


and yes all manufacturers are moving this in the direction of smart phone app remote start subscription services.

Some makes like GM still offer fob based remote start on some models, on others they only offer app based and I expect that within the next 3-5 years all models will be this way.

Some makes like Subaru, FCA and Ford, offer a fob based system as an option for $350 - $700 depending on brand/model, or you can take the app for a monthly/yearly subscription. But one way or another you will pay for the service.

Others like Lexus, Audi, BMW, MBZ offer the fob based remote start only if you pay for the app service, cancel the app and the fob remote start also stops working.

Subscription based services is the wave of the future, BMW, MBZ, Volvo, and Cadillac are now experimenting with short term commitment subscription based car "ownership" wherein you pay a monthly subscription fee for the brand and depending on the tier you sign up for you can rotate models every 12 months and never actually own the car, just subscribe to the service to get a different model every year similar to how Apple is allowing people to "subscribe" to their phones and get a new one every year, without actually ever paying it off or owning it, they get you on the hook with a forever payment to always have to newest, latest, and greatest of their offerings.
 

ctrcbob

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what make are these? you are talking about, never heard of a car manufacturer named Luxury or Semi-Luxury


and yes all manufacturers are moving this in the direction of smart phone app remote start subscription services.

Some makes like GM still offer fob based remote start on some models, on others they only offer app based and I expect that within the next 3-5 years all models will be this way.

Some makes like Subaru, FCA and Ford, offer a fob based system as an option for $350 - $700 depending on brand/model, or you can take the app for a monthly/yearly subscription. But one way or another you will pay for the service.

Others like Lexus, Audi, BMW, MBZ offer the fob based remote start only if you pay for the app service, cancel the app and the fob remote start also stops working.

Subscription based services is the wave of the future, BMW, MBZ, Volvo, and Cadillac are now experimenting with short term commitment subscription based car "ownership" wherein you pay a monthly subscription fee for the brand and depending on the tier you sign up for you can rotate models every 12 months and never actually own the car, just subscribe to the service to get a different model every year similar to how Apple is allowing people to "subscribe" to their phones and get a new one every year, without actually ever paying it off or owning it, they get you on the hook with a forever payment to always have to newest, latest, and greatest of their offerings.
OK. I'll name names.

Luxury. 2017 Lincoln Continental.
Semi-Luxury. 2018 Buick Regal.

Both have FOB Remote Start.

Sister's 2016 Chevy Equanox also has FOB Remote Start.

(Both the Buick and the Chevy also offer Remote Start with a Smart Phone app, in addition to FOB Remote Start, but we don't use it as we both told OnStar to "Go Pound Salt").
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ctrcbob

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OK. I'll name names.

Luxury. 2017 Lincoln Continental.
Semi-Luxury. 2018 Buick Regal.

Both have FOB Remote Start.

Sister's 2016 Chevy Equanox also has FOB Remote Start.

(Both the Buick and the Chevy also offer Remote Start with a Smart Phone app, in addition to FOB Remote Start, but we don't use it as we both told OnStar to "Go Pound Salt").
I'm also on the Sonata Forums as I had two (2018 & 2015) Sport/Limiteds. No FOB Remote Start on Sonatas. . Still have one.
Just like this forum, owners never heard that other brands had FOB Remote Start. Never Heard Of It.
Like OnStar, I told BlueLink to go Pound Salt and I can live without Remote Start on the Sonatas.
 

Mr. Incredible

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OK. I'll name names.

Luxury. 2017 Lincoln Continental.
Semi-Luxury. 2018 Buick Regal.

Both have FOB Remote Start.

Sister's 2016 Chevy Equanox also has FOB Remote Start.

(Both the Buick and the Chevy also offer Remote Start with a Smart Phone app, in addition to FOB Remote Start, but we don't use it as we both told OnStar to "Go Pound Salt").

yeah I stated GM and Ford still offer remote start on the Fob on some models, newer models coming out they don't, it will either be an add-on or via the app only.

disagree if you want, I don't care, I worked for GM and Chrysler for 20+ years at both dealer and corporate levels. I still have contacts at both and I know what direction they are going with their features.

It's not hard to understand or see it happening, a lot of companies, even aside from car makers are moving to subscription based income streams because there is no brand/customer loyalty any longer, so they can't depend on repeat buyers, so they will milk the ones they can..

The subscription service is an option, you don't have to take it, but if you want those features that is becoming your only choice. some people have to have it, personally I could care less, I don't use the features often enough to care, great when they are free, I will not pay for them after the free "trial" period is gone either.

To me, Remote start via fob should be on every car, if they are going to force a fob on me for remote lock/unlock and now to the point of keyless push button start, there is no reason to not also include remote start. But these companies know that would kill a major revenue stream and for every one of us that don't want or care about remote start there are 100s that want it and will pay for it, via subscription or as an optional paid add-on.
 

ctrcbob

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Hey, I'm agreeing with you. They are greedy. I'm going to give you another example.

My Sonatas, plus my former Continental plus my former Mercedes, Genesis, Taurus and Avalon all had the Traffic Link (Green-Yellow-Red Traffic lines) with the SiriusXM.
NOT THE BUICK. Can't get the Traffic Link unless I have OnStar. (Traffic Link works fine as long as I'm paying OnStar). SiriusXM says Buick says car not capable of having Traffic Link.

OK. I can live without Traffic Link in that car.

Also, wants to make you believe that you lose Navigation. Not true. You lose OnStar Navigation, but you don't lose the built in Navigation. I use it all the time. Also wants you to think you can't get the built in apps. Again not true. I use my iPhone's Personal Hotspot and I get the built in apps, plus if my wife wants to use our iPad, she just connects to my phones Personal Hotspot.

GREEDY GREEDY.

Now Genesis wants to play the greed game. (Yes, I know Genesis, like Hyundai gives you three years of free BlueLink - I don't care. I had them unsubscribe me).
 

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Now Genesis wants to play the greed game. (Yes, I know Genesis, like Hyundai gives you three years of free BlueLink - I don't care. I had them unsubscribe me).
Even the free time? If nothing else, the "send to car" is very handy. Not that I'd pay $200 a year for, but "free" is good. It is in the price of the car.
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Riley2323

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I imagine the subscription service will come to a head at some point. I would think some third party service will enter the arena for people that own their cars and this will go to the digital millennium copyright act in some form or another.

The third party will figure out how to emulate OnStar and BlueLink etc. and the customers will opt for the third party service for a one time fee or super cheap subscription after their initial term runs out.

After all you own your car and every piece of equipment on it including the little cell phone that talks with the mothership. If you want the little cell phone to talk with the emulator mothership, there is nothing that GM, Hyundai or Genesis can do, although they will try.

This essentially becomes a question of who do you want to be the ISP for your car?

And when you think about it, you can actually thank Apple and Android as they have really thrown a wrench in the subscription model with CarPlay and AndroidAuto. They will help kill the vehicle subscription model, but bolster the umbilical cord to the cell phone subscription.
 
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Mr. Incredible

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[QUOTE="Riley2323, post: 298351, member: 20764]

And when you think about it, you can actually thank Apple and Android as they have really thrown a wrench in the subscription model with CarPlay and AndroidAuto. They will help kill the vehicle subscription model, but bolster the umbilical cord to the cell phone subscription.[/QUOTE]

which in turn will likely lead to even higher cell phone rates.
 

Goaterguy

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That is a rather an incredible price! You did great!
Where I live, I have to pay $80 just for the call out charge regardless of the work being done.

These days, the tools to program a new fob are more readily available and pretty easy to use, they are still rather expensive, the Smart Pro for example costs anywhere from $4-5k and the key cut equipment is almost a similar amount,

Maybe it had to do with me telling him that I could meet him wherever he needed and I was in no rush to do the programming and cutting of the key. He set the time of the meeting due to him having a client near my office. Moral of the story may be to get a second/third fob before you actually need it. Yes, he used a tablet like tool that connected to the OBDII port and a lathe like tool to cut the key in his van.
 
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