thanks for posting the article,it just again goes to prove that auto dealers today are still the shady sleazeballs they have always been(even after asking them to remove the kahu unit they did not bother to comply),and now they have a new bag of technological tricks to keep track of their buyers,had you not done your due dilligence you would have not known what that kahu device was even used for,. Notwithstanding the fact that the cost of it was being passed on to you ,the customer, in your purchase price with it having zero value to you.
Once again whether you are buying a new or used vehicle it is SO important to read the contracts for all the addon costs,and question the dealer/have them remove stuff that is of no value to you the buyer,this gps tracker thing is just another example in the creep of “technology”.
A friend just purchased a new truck and a gm dealer who had preinstalled an electronic corrosion system, potentially at a cost to him of almost$1000,he insisted it be removed and the cost of it removed from the price and they did comply, had he not done so he would have born that cost,and for a technology that is of “questionable” value(we put lots of salt on our roads in winter).
Dealers today have found all kinds of ways to boost their profit margins ,i love the option on the unit of the “remote start” disconnect, nowplease understand im not condoning deadbeat nonpayers but i hate the idea that “big brother is watching”.
once again,thanks for posting this,hopefully it will help other buyers avoid this nonsensical “survellience” technology.kudos for sharing your story,very interesting.