Skip to comments.This automaker will shut off your car if you forget to make payments
Posted on 11/17/2013 6:59:27 AM PST by Libloather
If you're tooling down the road in your Renault Zoe Z.E. only to have it stop dead in traffic, don't immediately start cussing your mechanic. Better make sure you're current with the payments. The French car maker has added a new twist to the repossession tango between car buyers and creditors.
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Exactly two days after my 2005 Chrysler Town & Country went out of warranty the body computer started malfunctioning.
When I took it in the dealer told me they had to do a flash update to the programming for a fee of $125. I went ballistic and told them it was too much of a coincidence that it needed an update within 48 hours of the warranty running out and since I was in the market to replace another car (I had just test driven one of theirs a few days earlier) I would never come back if they did not fix my van.
They did the update for free but I never bought the Chrysler. There are too many computers, even in the base models, that can be programmed to rip the money out of your pocket with pre-programmed tactics such as this.
my2004 Camry had close to 200,000 miles on it...I’m going to need to change sometime.....but I don’t want a car with any of these tracking crap...
Former Detroit Lion and Former used car dealer Mel Farr (Superstar for a Farr better deal) used to do this on the $99 down, $99 a month specials. Except he didn’t tell people in advance. He got in some sort of legal trouble for that. I don’t remember the details