Well, I'm 7 days in and still hearing the warning tone and seeing the dash lights every startup. I park a little further than 40 yards from my summers but not much further. I'm taking it in tomorrow. I'll talk to the tech and see exactly what he had to do and talk to the service manager to see how much he knows about these. I'll report back if I find out anything interesting either way.
Who knows, maybe it is an issue of manufacturer and that is why some seem to auto-trigger and some do not (mine came from Tire Rack but I don't know the manufacturer). Either way, hopefully I'll know more tomorrow afternoon.
.......here's a lockpick. It might come in handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you.