Not aware? Open the trunk, read the owners manual, or google it.
I realize you just had the issue and apparently need someone to blame. But be real. You drove a car which does not come with a spare. Then you had flat and are blaming your lack of prep on the manufacturer.
I bought two mustangs with performance packages which have the pump and no spare. For my daughters car I bought the spare and jack package. I also trained her to change a tire. Problem solved.
After buying vehicles, driving them for their life span and then trading or selling them with the spare never used. You have to wonder if a space should be on the option list.
Most people who have locking lug nuts arent' even aware of it, much less the location of their key. So them not knowing they don't have a spare tire isn't that far off base.Most here are very different in their awareness of their vehicle, its options accessories, capabilities and limitations. I see this on a daily basis. Don't confuse the general public with enthusiasts.
I've had to use the spare on less than half of my own vehicles; '69 6 cyl. fastback, '82 5.0 GT, '69 Mach 1: yes.
'92 Probe GT, '69 Cobra Jet Grande', '01 GT, '03 Mach 1, '73 Cobra Jet convertible: no.
I've had good luck but not great luck.
It's good that you've taught your daughter to handle such a situation. Hope she always has a spare to fall back on.
Yes, I bought a car with no spare. That's how it came. Knew it when I bought it. Know it now. Didn't like it then, don't like now. It was a bad flaw, just not one that kept me from buying the car. Dont' regret buying it. Jusrt regret that Ford was that short sighted and that I havent been in a position to correct it.