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leebroath

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 26, 2010
1,274
899
Scotland
Guys, bit of an issue here

Had sort of an incline our Car may have been used by a Tech to drive home from the dealership. Although now thinking about it I’m wrong as they were only test driving the car.

Ive recently read that the AirTags now play a sound every 8-24hrs, and my other half said if the dealership was to find a tracking device, they can/may refuse to work on the car…which is now worrying me.

If I ‘Remove Item’ from my Find My App, will this stop the device playing a tune and to alert the Tech guy working in the car tomorrow morning?

The dealership is about 60 miles away from me, and I’m at home and it’s 12am in UK

Edit: I’ve now completely removed it from Find My, so I’m not tracking anything, if they call me up I’ll just try some excuse
 
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fischersd

macrumors 603
Oct 23, 2014
5,369
1,936
Port Moody, BC, Canada
Guys, bit of an issue here

Had sort of an incline our Car may have been used by a Tech to drive home from the dealership. Although now thinking about it I’m wrong as they were only test driving the car.

Ive recently read that the AirTags now play a sound every 8-24hrs, and my other half said if the dealership was to find a tracking device, they can/may refuse to work on the car…which is now worrying me.

If I ‘Remove Item’ from my Find My App, will this stop the device playing a tune and to alert the Tech guy working in the car tomorrow morning?

The dealership is about 60 miles away from me, and I’m at home and it’s 12am in UK

Edit: I’ve now completely removed it from Find My, so I’m not tracking anything, if they call me up I’ll just try some excuse
Most cars have GPS built in. I've never heard of a dealership ever having the audacity to not honour their commitment to service a vehicle because the owner could use the onboard GPS system to track their vehicles movements.

Screw them. If they're going to be that way, you can make their lives miserable by publicizing their policy. It's archaic.
 

Hustler

macrumors 6502
May 31, 2010
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I’m an auto tech and a customer felt the urge to call my shops boss (I’m also the service manager) to accuse the tech of taking his car to Burger King to eat. He was tracking me using onstar and when I drove up to an intersection next to a BK with a stop light, it turned red. That was enough fuel for his fire to call up demanding I be fired. The funny thing here is that I don’t mind being tracked at all. But to get THAT hot about it, knowing (thinking) he was right since the gps location lagged and stuck there for longer than the duration of a red light while he was reloading his webpage insisting over and over and demanding my job… my test drive did not find his concern and we were definitely not going for a test drive number two lol.

Edit to add: sorry I don’t have anything to add to the original question but looks like you figured it out already! Other than you really should have anything to worry about with then accusing you of that. Especially in this day of age with available tracking devices to look for potential stolen goods, its your property and I feel like it should be your right to track it.
 
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