Complaint / review text:
Both sets of keys to my 1999 Saab 9-3 were stolen. The dealer wants $1,600 plus towing to replace the twice module and make new keys. I'm not even sure if the car is worth $1,600. I know there have been lawsuits filed for this same issue with smart keys and also a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission about these costs. Locksmiths say these dealers make their codes and information dealer restricted so that there is no alternative. Isn't there anything that can be done? At least the successful smart key lawsuits have required some car companies to do a much better job of disclosing this information.
I have been without the use of my car for 3 weeks now while I try to see if insurance will cover (still $500 deductible). I do not have the money for this when my car is already 10 years old and needs plenty of other work. This impacts everything: career, personal, social and financial. Not to mention the stress and hours spent trying to find another answer.