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2014 Mazda CX-5: Irritating Questions

July 17, 2013

2014 Mazda CX-5

No, I don't want to help you, and stop trying to talk me into it.

After seeing this pop up on the nav system every time I start our Mazda CX-5, I'm finally looking into how to prevent this question from appearing.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 10,656 miles


  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Companies want easy information, people want privacy... From the look of things, its going to get worse before it gets better. I would say that the government would eventually intervene, but it seems that it loves internet gossip more than anyone else. As for getting rid of that annoying screen once and for all, I would go menu searching for a permanent off. If not, you could always go to the dealership and complain. They probably won't be able to make it go away, but you might get a free oil change if you seem angry enough...

  • wdrauch wdrauch Posts:

    At least they're asking before gathering info on you .... the government, thanks to the Patriot Act, doesn't even have to ask.

  • alex4515 alex4515 Posts:

    That would drive me nuts too. Especially if it came up every time I started the car. I wonder if it keeps popping up if you say "yes" also?

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    @alex4515: Ha! I don't think so, and I think that's probably the point of its insistence.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:


  • dibbyd dibbyd Posts:

    I just picked up a cheap TomTom for a trip out west a couple weeks ago and recognized Kelly's screen shot from setting up my unit. I don't know if this will work in the Mazda , but the option in my nav is under Settings - Start-up. The setting says "Ask consent for information sharing each time you start your navigation device." I clicked no and mine did not ask me again during the trip. The Start-up setting is on the last page of Settings and I had to click through a couple other start-up settings before getting to the information sharing setting. Hope this helps!

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    And this is yet another reason (I've lost track of how many) why I'll skip factory nav and go aftermarket/phone every time. Neither my Garmin unit nor my phone does this. Of course my phone is already being monitored anyway so I guess that's moot.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    That's as annoying as some of the things that appear on this site.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Also I just updated the maps on my phone today. For free. From my desk, didn't have to go to a dealer. Just tapped the screen.

  • 7driver 7driver Posts:

    @stovt The Mazda nav system is by TomTom and is SD card based. Open the access door on the dash, pop out the card and update it on your PC. Updates are free... sort of. TomTom has MapShare, which I gather is some sort of open-source-like community author

  • fsunole fsunole Posts:

    This is extremely easy to disable. Go into the settings when in Navigation mode, scroll to "Start Up Settings", select information sharing and disable it. It takes all of a minute. After that you only get the generic "OMG DON'T USE WHILE IN MOTION OR KITTENS/BABIES WILL BURN" message, which goes away a few sections after start up.

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