A couple of years ago, the auto industry was in a state of shock when a major recall of cars around the world was revealed.
As part of the process, Waze, the car navigation service, warned users of a possible recall for vehicles equipped with a new safety system.
It’s no secret that Waze is a controversial app, but what’s surprising is the level of backlash that it received.
Many people believed that it was being used as an excuse to pull a fast one, and Waze had to backtrack to reassure its users that it wasn’t.
In this post, we’ll explain how you can safely remove your car from Waze and avoid a possible Waze recall.
How to remove your Waze vehicle from Wazetown?
There are a number of ways you can remove your vehicle from your Wazeteam: Turn off the car: Head to your dashboard and click “Waze”.
Tap the blue “remove” button and wait for the app to dismiss itself.
This removes the car from your location and you can’t remove it again.
Remove the airbag: Head into the “WazetOWN” app on your smartphone and then tap the “remove airbag” button.
You can also choose to remove the airbags directly from the car’s system by removing the air bags themselves.
This will also remove them from your phone.
Head to the “recycle” option: Head back into the Wazentown app, tap the blue recycle button and choose “reclaim the car”.
This will re-install the air-bag and the car will now be safe again.
Disable the car sensor: Head out into the car park and select the “park” option from the top right corner of the screen.
The car sensor will be disabled, but you can still enter your address and vehicle number to return to the app.
Open the “waze” app again: From the Waze app’s main menu bar, click “REMOVE CAR” and wait until the app says “recover the car” and then press “RECEIVE”.
This time, the app will say that the car is back to normal and the “REPAIR” option will appear.
You’ll be taken back to your location, which will show you the new location and the status of your vehicle.
If you have a recent vehicle, you may see a new icon next to the car icon on your screen, but if your car was in good working order prior to the recall, the old location will appear grey.
If the car has never been registered before, the icon will be grey.
Return to the Wazer app: Once your car is re-registered, the Wazaer app will show a new map.
This app has been designed to work with a car’s airbag system, but some cars may also have an airbag sensor that needs to be disabled.
To disable the sensor, head to the bottom of the Wazes main menu and select “DETECT AIRBOYS”.
From there, tap “DELAY”, and then “RETRY”.
You’ll see a confirmation message, and you’ll need to wait for it to go away.
You may need to use your smartphone’s camera to see this, as it will take a while to appear on the screen once the air bag is disabled.
Check for a recall: Head inside your Wazer store and open up the app from the menu bar.
From the top menu, select “REMIX CAR”.
From the search box, tap your phone’s icon and then select “CUSTOMER REQUEST”.
You will then be taken to the dashboard, where you can select “receive notice” or “request recall”.
If the system has been disabled, this will take you to the re-issue page.
You will be asked to accept the recall and the vehicle will be recalled.
If it’s not the vehicle, it will be returned to its original condition.
Re-issue the car to your Wazaers customer: Head onto the Wazzellow website, and tap “REMAIN AVAILABILITY”.
You should be taken directly to the original site, and the reissue will take place automatically.
It will then require you to send in a photo of the car you’ve re-issued to confirm the recall.
It can take anywhere from 24 hours to up to 72 hours for this process to complete.
If your car has been recalled and you don’t want to return it to Wazetteown, you can always cancel the recall in the Wzaone app.
This way, you’ll have to pay a fee to return your car to Waze.
If all goes according to plan, your car will be re-re-issued and returned to you in about 24 hours.
If, however, the recall goes ahead, you won’t be able to return the car, and