Sometimes you have to move their cheese, and sometimes you have to let "this kind of stuff" happen.
This isn't one of those cases. The irony here is that the owners knew that the cheese had been moved and probably some of them bought that Cherokee because of the novelty. In other words, there probably was a bit of demand from car owners for this very change. That makes this discussion of "moving the cheese" a bit of a red herring. Instead, I see it as a straightforward UI design issue.