In a recent July 2015 press release, Mazda North American Operations announced an app called Mazda Mobile Start. This app that can be set up at Mazda dealerships enables Mazda owners to do the following remotely:
- Start the engine
- Lock the doors
- Turn on the panic alarm
- Find your car using GPS
According to Mazda's spokesperson, "Mazda Mobile Start comes with more than just the features and functions of the app; it also comes with peace of mind... Mazda Mobile Start was created with convenience and safety in mind to enhance the overall driving experience that matters so much to our customers."
Mazda further stated that:
Included with the purchase of Mazda Mobile Start (MSRP $500) is a complimentary one-year subscription to the Mazda Mobile Start app, which is available in the iOS App Store and Google Play. Annual renewal for the service is $65. Mazda Mobile Start is currently compatible with the 2016 Mazda6 and 2016 Mazda CX-5 (automatic transmission only). It is expected that additional models will be added this year. Genuine Mazda Accessories purchased while a vehicle is still covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty are covered for the duration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or the Parts Warranty, whichever is longer.