Hi Jctek,*update* I ordered and installed the lock assembly and that did not fix the problem. Took it to the dealer today and they said it's a bad body control module (BCM). Quoted $900 for diag, part, labor, and programming. =(
Your problem sounds identical to mine (i have a 2010 model 6). I am curious if changing the BCM fixed the problem.
Yikes I bought a Mazda as everyone told me they rarely get problems. Hmm thinking I should have got another Ford..