Thanks for the info. I just bought a 2007 Taurus and the dealer said all of the owner's material was in a sealed package so I believed him. When I opened the package, the warranty booklet, the owner's wallet card and the security code were missing. I called the salesman and left a voice mail which he never returned. I sent an email to the place and got a call from the used car manager.
The used car manager told me that he would get me the security code and there was normally a charge but he would not charge me. What a deal. So I told him to send it to me. He said he needed the car so he could hook it up to the factory computer and reprogram the factory security code. I figured he knew what he was talking about, but apparently not.
I knew the code was on the computer, but I did not know where the computer was. So, in 60 seconds I have the code. I am 80 miles from the dealer. I will not waste my time telling the dealer, since it sounds like he just wanted me to think it was a big deal and maybe he could sell me a high cost extended warranty. Has anyone been able to understand why the extended warranty cost is still high, when Ford now has the 3-36000 warranty and also the 5 year-60000 mile powertrain warranty. A 5 year 75000 mile warranty is around $1,800. Of course, why is the cost of 50-50 coolant more than the cost of 100% coolant. Amazing, but true.