Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Connecticut USA
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Glad to hear it worked out, you should still mention it to the dealership incase it comes back this way you have a record of the issue and could always it to enforce a warranty repair later on since Im guessing your 2016 is close to the end,if not already, of its factory warranty.
I would suggest investing in a remote starter or if you really have to turn it on this way, always keep the keyfob on you and never leave it unattended in the car. Once you start the car it doesnt matter if the keyfob is inside the car or not , someone can actually drive away with it and it will not turn off. I used to think there was some killswitch where a potential thief would have the car turn off if they tried to drive away without the keyfob but I was wrong haha. They wont be able to turn it back on if they turn it off but by then the car would already be gone/broken into.
What you could do if you dont mind the extra steps for a little more security, turn the car on then as you leave lock it manually with the physical key from the outside. This was my winter warm up routine before I got the remote starter because I hated freezing even for the quick run to turn it on and go back in side lol. Once the car is on you cant lock it with the keyfob unless you go the manual key route which is the same as you locking the door from the inside hence why the car doesnt undo it.
If you do look into remote starters, Id suggest going to a local reputable shop to get it done. Even if you go to mazda for it they will contract it out to a local shop and charge you more so they have a profit margin. This way you can cut out the middle man and get more options for what remote/features you want etc.
2016 CX-3 GT AWD - Crystal White Pearl Mica.
My wants-to-grow-up-to-be-a-rally-car car