newcaddyowner Posted April 26, 2011 Report Share Posted April 26, 2011 Good morning all, I just bought an STS 2005 Cadillac. Overall (so far) I'm a little pleased with the vehicle. However, I'm really "pissed" about the FOB problem. I can understand losing a signal on my "Cell Phone", however not to my car. I've never heard of such a ridiculous situation. Think about-- You can't start you car because you're in a "DEAD ZONE." So, being a new owner, you begin reading the manual right there. I tried the "Put your FOB" in the console slot to start it. Of course it didn't work. Next - stand away about 20 feet and start it. Who the hell is going to push the button to start it if I'm 20 feet away. I don't know about all of you, but I'm really fed up with this. I had to call a Tow Truck @ an $85 charge to tow my auto to the dealership. I'm going down this morning to see what's going on. I expect this will run about $80 an hour or more and they'll find problems that aren't really there. SUGGESTION: We owners REBEL and demand a mechanical start method when this happens. I'm very close to a "SIT IN" at the dealership that sold it to me and didn't warn me about this problem. I did it before and it worked. I sat in front of the dealership, on a sidewalk, from 8:00am to 9:20am, with my cooler and sign indicating: "RIPOFF"; DON'T BUY HERE; .....ETC. It took about 1 hour & 15 mins to get the attention of the owner. I expect at least 1,500 drivers saw my sign. The VP of the dealership came out and asked why I was doing that and I told him the 2nd contract had a higher price than the 1st contract. STUPID me didn't read the bottom line the 2nd time. Who would think they would do that? The owner told them to refund the $2,500 error & an additional $2,000 for my inconvenience. I still hope to this day that they are losing money. I'm about to go to that dealership that sold me the STS and didn't warn me about this "DEAD ZONE" problem. I SUGGEST WE "FOB" OWNERS STAND UP TOGETHER AND DEMAND A "MANUAL" MEANS TO START OUR VEHICLES IN A DEAD ZONE. ACTUALLY WE SHOULD HAVE AN OPTION TO START BY "KEY" IF WE SO CHOOSE. WHY ARE JUST SITTING BACK ON OUR HAUNCHES AND ACCEPTING THIS !!!!!!!!!!!! KRAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Are there any other FOB owners that are FED UP enough to join me? Let's take back our rights as a consumer instead of letting the industry sell us this KRAP. STSowner Jacksonville, FL Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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