That is just despicable if you ask me and I'm glad to see that most consumers are telling them to get bent.And now we have heated seats etc. that we pay monthly subscription fees if we want them to work.
Used to work with a guy, pretty well to do, bought his kid a Corvette. Put the 8 track in the back middle. Kid was driving, reached around to change the track, dropped off the road, overcorrected (easy to do in a Vette back then) and tore up the car pretty bad. Today we have texting. The more things change........8 track? I had a 66 GTO with a 4 track player that was mounted backwards on the rear of the console. Try to change a tape while rowing through the gears.