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  1. 2017 Onstar Failure and Issues

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    My Onstar on my 2017 Primere hasn't worked for over a year. Not exactly sure what to ook for...when I search, ther isn't anything related to what I've experienced. Here's the rundown 1. Onstar stopped working....onstar LED is alway Red...can't make an OnStar call whatsoever. I called Tech...
  2. mychevrolet.com glitch?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I used to log in to mychevrolet.com to see my charging history about once a month. Back at the first of the year, I got a message saying there was an error retrieving the charging history and to use the mobile app. Well, the mobile app is virtually worthless and it absolutely does not having...
  3. Charging stats not showing charging less than 1 KWH on my.chevrolet.com website

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I've only started using this functionality recently because I need to keep track of my charging a little more than I used to. In case you are wondering, the shared garage in my condo has us sharing the electricity for the garage and I want to be fair about paying for my EV charging. I...
  4. "Engine Not Available"- Stranded- my story

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have a 2013 Volt with 53,000 miles. I'm the second owner for the last two years. Overall I have been very happy with my ownership experience, but a couple of weeks ago I had a breakdown. I did learn from the experience so I hope I can pass some useful information along. I was in the fast lane...
  5. Okay I'll try again to post this question about GPS and maps and OnStar directions...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Just got back from a long road trip (the Volt did great, as usual). While my spousal unit was driving, I tried to post a question on this website using my cell phone, but, after lengthy typing, my post disappeared into the ether. So here it is again. At the start of the trip I upped for...
  6. Gen 2 remote "start" ???

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    On our 2012 Volt I kept OnStar for a while - and actually used it three times. The first time was when I accidentally locked myself out of the car but had my cellphone at hand. The second time was for navigation, to impress a passenger (though my phone and the car's GPS could have done the job)...
  7. GM Revamps OnStar: Take a Long Look In the Mirror

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    When General Motors first deployed OnStar, it was a little more than an emergency services hotline. Drivers in need could tap a blue button on their rearview mirror and immediately get in contact with an operator. The system could also do this automatically in the event of a crash. OnStar later...
  8. Onstar Issues

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Are any other VG1 drivers having issues with their onstar not connecting to app? Also not getting full charge or charge interrupted text notifications. I was having issues and since I got onstar to do updates to it have lost all connectivity to the Module.
  9. OnStar Wifi Data Package - What's the Point?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I was excited to find out I could add my car to my AT&T wireless plan for just $10 a month - then I realized, what is the point? Why should we pay $10 to use the same pool of data that our phone is pulling from? It's not like the car has a web browser or email app or streams Netflix - its only...
  10. New strangeness in "charge completed" email and text

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    On Saturday I used one of the Chargepoint systems at the Alewife MBTA station. Chargepoint sent an email at 2:59pm that the charge was complete. When I unplugged the car at 4:54pm, I immediately got the OnStar text and email indicating that the charge was complete. In other words, the car waited...
  11. Onstar / OVMS alternative MyVoltStar

    Software & Programming/Code - Chevy Volt
    Hi everyone I am in the middle of development of an android app that does what OVMS/Onstar can do and more like roll all windows up or down, ajar trunk, ect. All you need is a spare android phone with sms or data services and OBDLink MX bluetooth adapter connected to OBD2 port. Would anyone be...
  12. OnStar "Protection" level vs. Verizon's Hum

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I mentioned in another post that I signed up for OnStar's "Protection" package (at a "promotional" rate) when my initial free 3-year period ended. Now I'm researching the somewhat-similar gizmo/service that Verizon sells called Hum. Hum's costs include a one-time $20 activation fee and a $30...
  13. Location-Based Plug-In Notifications

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I often forget to plug in at home, I wish it would text me a reminder a few minutes after I park at my "home" location and am not plugged in. This would be a lot more useful than the time-of-day reminder, which goes off every night when I'm travelling or if I'm out having a late dinner. If...
  14. POLL: what did you choose to do when your initial free OnStar subscription ended?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have about a week left on my 2013's initial free OnStar subscription and I must decide what to do. I'm on the fence. What did you do when your free subscription ended? (Please: past tense only, not what you may do in the future.) Since I have a smartphone, I'm thinking of just continuing...
  15. iPhone hands-free calling stopped with OnStar expiry

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2014 Volt and my 3 free years of Onstar just ended. I did not renew it. Today, I tried to make a call through my bluetooth connection with Volt and instead of putting the call through my speakers, I got a loop recording telling me to press the blue button to renew Onstar. A second...
  16. Onstar Basic available?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    After my OnStar plan expired this March on my 2013, I got on the Basic plan (I believe for 3 or 5 years) which allowed me to get charging interruption notifications and keyfob functionality. A few weeks ago I got an email from them saying I "did not accept the OnStar®1 User Terms and Privacy...
  17. Fifty Ways to Talk to Your Volt

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Well, maybe not fifty, but so far I've counted three ways to use voice to interact with my 2015 Volt. I haven't tried voice commands for all systems; I'm mostly interested in navigation and phone commands. Can you help me sort out which type of voice commands I should concentrate on. This is...
  18. OnStar is driving me away from GM!

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I own a 2012 Volt. Got 3-years of OnStar with the purchase. I found it next to useless. The remote link app rarely worked when I needed it since, while parked in my garage, the system can't communicate with the car. I called into OnStar customer service a week or so before the 3-year plan was...
  19. OnStar Commandeered my Car's Audio

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    When I got in my car to go home yesterday, I had the radio playing as I normally do, right after I turned on my car. To my surprise, a message from OnStar suddenly preempted my audio, warning that my subscription was about to run out and advertising how I could extend it. The freaking...
  20. Onstar basic plan

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    It is getting to that time (3 years) for my first Onstar renewal. I am wondering if anyone has been able to get an Onstar plan that only works for the remote link app? Also the new My Chevrolet app does most of what I used the Onstar app for, but I believe it needs an active Onstar plan for it...
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