Just an update on this with a shout out to the guy at Z Automotive for their quality customer service. I sent a note to Z Automotive letting them know about this, and they were very responsive -- even sending me a beta version of their new firmware to address the problem. They have now released that firmware and I just updated my Tazer -- pin code is now working and does not get triggered by the ESS system kicking in.I had been thinking about a getting Tazer Mini, and the rollout of this pin code feature helped push me into buying one. Unfortunately my experience has not been so good. I have two issues:
1. If you set a pin code, every time the ESS system engages it brake locks the vehicle. So I stop at a stop sign or a stop light, the engine turns off, and when I start to lift the pressure on the brakes, wham, it locks everything down and I need to enter the pin code to get moving again. I realize that a lot of folks hate the ESS system and use the Tazer to turn it off, and while I like that feature and use it, I prefer to switch back and forth between having ESS engaged or not. This seems like a major bug in the pin code setup -- I hope that they can fix it.
2. Every time I shut off the vehicle, the hazards start blinking like they are in a countdown. When I start the vehicle next, the brake lock is engaged already and I have to put in a pin code without any timer kicking in first. I haven't figured out why it is doing this.
I like some of the other capabilities that the Tazer gives you, so I don't plan on returning it, but this pin code feature needs some work.