OEM remote start and MMS are crappy at best. Forget about Mazda remote start with an extra key fob, but go get an aftermarket remote start system which has been mentioned including iDatalink HC2352AC and many others. They enable the factory key fob to start the car by pressing the lock button 3 times. They won't shut off the engine when you open a door. The module also has secure takeover, so if you have the key fob with you when you press on the brake it doesn't shut off the car. Those systems are compatible with both gen-1 and gen-2 CX-5's.Just to add a little info I just got an Email from Mazda and they are discontinuing the MMS
Service I think it was when the Subscription Ends this Year. I've had the MMS since I got my 2016 CX5 GT AWD 08/2015. It's been OK at best, most times I forget to use it, but it has been nice to be able to Lock the Doors from a great Distance as I always am concerned I've forgotten to lock them.
Also, the MMS came in really handy as we were out of town and I got the dreaded "EBL"blinking icon on the Dash and the lever. I don't think it was engaging but was really concerned plus it started really funky, like the gauges went all the way over then back, Needless to say scared us as we were about 400 miles from home and not any repair facility close. I ended up using the MMS to start the car and then when we opened the door it stopped but when I started it the blinking lights were gone
So now I get to try and get the New Calipers put on by the Dealer with the TSB that I saw that Ray posted, and also will ask about the New Remote Key Fob they are offering. to replace the MMS Phone App that I have.
I'll attach the email
Due to the termination of the 3G network by multiple carriers, our mobile-app-based remote engine start system will cease to function after September 30, 2021. We regret any inconvenience that this might cause you and want to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
Once your current MMS subscription ends, it will automatically renew until September 30, 2021, at no additional charge. In addition, we would like to offer you one of the following three options.
OPTION 1: ENJOY A NEW REMOTE-ENGINE
START SYSTEM WITH A FOB TRANSMITTER
We'll remove MMS and install a new remote engine start system
activated with a key fob transmitter.
OPTION 2: ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH
APPLE CARPLAY™ or ANDROID AUTO™
We’ll upgrade your vehicle to support Apple CarPlay™or Android Auto™.1 Note: Not available on all vehicles. OPTION 3: GET A HEAD START TOWARDS YOUR
NEXT JOURNEY IN A NEW MAZDA
Enjoy a $1000 voucher towards the purchase or lease
of a new Mazda vehicle.2
Voucher code: KHDHH4QFHW
Although your MMS will be discontinued by September 30, 2021, we are giving you until June 30, 2022, to select one of the options above.3
To take advantage of any of the above 3 options or to discuss further, click below to contact your local dealer