A Volkswagen logo on a car grille.

“The detective pleaded, explaining the « extremely exigent circumstance, » but the representative didn’t budge, saying it was company policy, sheriff’s office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Friday. « The detective had to work out getting a credit card number and then call the representative back to pay the $150 and at that time the representative provided the GPS location of the vehicle, » Covelli said.”

Source : VW wouldn’t help locate car with abducted child because GPS subscription expired | Ars Technica