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Old 07-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #51
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They still use on Star to track all vehicles. I own a 07 Equoinox with 100,000 miles on it and GM sent me a notice that I need a 100,000 mile service on it. How do they know I do all my own srevice? Also if you have State Farm Insurance the are in Bed with On Star! I get notices on my 04 Silverado and I am sure I will get them on my ZL1 with 4000 miles on it.
That is an automated response when your vehicle hits x miles you get a service reminder. Yes that is a form of tracking but it's not like they see you at Wal-mart and ask you what you got. I don't understand why people are so against OnStar. Yes, us gear-heads know when we should service our vehicles but everything these days is being more technology oriented so not to sound rude but you need to get used to it. It's only going to get worse if you don't
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #52
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As someone who was in an accident with Onstar (Hit a deer) you lose complete control of the car when they kill the engine. Had Onstar not killed control of my vehicle I could've stayed on the road. However when you lose complete acceleration and power steering instantly it's brutal.
The demo I read about of the feature showed that OnStar doesn't just kill the engine, but it reduces speed gradually until the car is stopped and the driver has no control of the throttle.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #53
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #54
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Yes, maybe he left the keys in the car but he's not the villain.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #55
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Your a dumbass for leaving it running in the 1st place... but I am glad he got the car back.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:54 PM   #56
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no matter what you post here, we are ALL guilty of leaving our cars running atleast once. what about in the winter when you let your car warm up in the driveway? im sure the guy will have problems with insurance co for leaving the keys in it, they may even deny the claim, and make him fight for it.

i will think twice next time i have to run into the store thou...
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #57
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no matter what you post here, we are ALL guilty of leaving our cars running atleast once. what about in the winter when you let your car warm up in the driveway?
Can't say I have, one of the benefits of living in Florida

BUT I'd have to disagree, remote starts and leaving it running are 2 different things. To remote start the doors have to be locked and there isn't a way to get going since you have to insert the key anyway Leaving it running anyone can waltz in and get going if the doors are unlocked.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #58
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If you're going to steal a car with on star, shouldn't you at least know how to cut satellite connections?
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:04 AM   #59
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:47 AM   #60
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If you're going to steal a car with on star, shouldn't you at least know how to cut satellite connections?
Yes, one wire, LOL, It must need to transmit and receive a signal. Since everyone on here loves our camaro's, I will not say anymore about that.

I think Onstar is worth it for the daily drivers ( I daily drive) and every month I get a report, not so much for the racers. I actually like my car having it's own phone number. I don't have to reach for my phone. I know there are other alternatives with bluetooth (my work phone) and I utilize those options too because I don't give my car phone number to strangers.

Stealing is wrong no matter who you are. Leaving the keys in a car is thinking we live in an Utopia and to trust everyone. I've seen good people influenced to do bad things based on a dare.

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:24 AM   #61
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Perhaps Onstar can assist him in finding his Mullet as well.

The young lady reporter is a hottie though!!!!

Glad the dude got his car back.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #62
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pretty harsh replies .... no need to be this mans judge and jury. a derelict stole his car and now he has a terrible situation to deal with. its just sad really
This!

I guess its the owners fault someone else is a POS scumbag.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #63
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What if the Camaro driver was actually going to shoot up the gas station and rob all the money and merchandise? If you think about it, the Camaro thief may have thwarted a massacre from occuring...
Jeremy Carlson would agree with this
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #64
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Dumb ass shouldn't leave the keys in it. If someone steals mine,they can keep it. Why should I have to deal with a trashed car becuase some $hitbag stole it. He'll probably get a slap on the wrist and be out in 6 months. Laughing it up with all his homies about what happened.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #65
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that sux, at least he got it back.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #66
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On second thought,it looks like an automatic . If it were a stick,the dumbass would have never made it out of the gas station.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #67
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"Locks keep the honest ones out."

- My stepdad.

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my dad says the same thing, if someone REALLY wants to steal something they'll find a way..

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no matter what you post here, we are ALL guilty of leaving our cars running atleast once. what about in the winter when you let your car warm up in the driveway? im sure the guy will have problems with insurance co for leaving the keys in it, they may even deny the claim, and make him fight for it.

i will think twice next time i have to run into the store thou...
Not me, i've NEVER left my car running, i always lock my car even at night in my garage. IF i use the remote start the doors locked and if you try to step on the brake it kills the engine. but i'm pretty paranoid, i lock my car even if i'm just next to the gas pump pumping gas. better safe than sorry.

I feel for the guy who got his car stolen, and even though we should be able to leave our houses and cars unlocked without fear of things getting stolen, the reality is we don't live in 1951 and things are different. why give someone the opportunity to steal??
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #68
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Idiots leave keys in their car. And OnStar will protect even the idiots among us.

The onstar service itself is good. BUT- their customer service can lick the sweat off my...well, you know.

Been trying for a month to renew both the truck and the Caddywagon using their online renewal system from their website, but NOoooo...it doesn't want to work for whatever reason. It actually put a "pending charge" on my new charge card, then it vanished, and no charges were charged to my card. So I know it went through. I just don't know why they didn't complete it.

Using "contact us" email, all those pinheads kept telling me was how sorry they were, and that my card on file had expired (duh, I knew that already- that's why I was trying to UPDATE it with my new credit card and renew.) and that I should call their billing department or push the blue button. Happened EVERY email I sent them.

I told them I did my part, they needed to do theirs. And after a few of those insipid emails back and forth, I told them to call me or send me an invoice in the mail and I'd gladly pay by check. And the next time someone told me to call the billing department or push the blue button, our conversation would be over.

Guess what their response was? Yep. Now the conversation is over. Too bad OnStar has to lose a customer for THEIR piss-poor customer service.

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Dear Mr. xxxx,

Thank you for taking the time to e-mail OnStar regarding the renewal for the 2010 GMC Sierra and the 2010 Cadillac Wagon.

We are sorry that the payment for the renewal of your OnStar subscription on both of your vehicles did not go through. The credit card on file had expired.

Please contact the Billing Team at 1-888-466-7827 or press the blue OnStar button and the advisor will be happy to update your account information.


The Billing Team are available Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, EST.


Sincerely,

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:45 AM   #69
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On second thought,it looks like an automatic . If it were a stick,the dumbass would have never made it out of the gas station.
had the same thought before I got to your post.... M6 FTW!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #70
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So do you have to be a subscriber of OnStar for them to disable the car, or is it just because its there?

And I agree...total dummy for leaving his keys in car....some insurance companies will try to deny a theft claim if they found out the keys were left in the ignition.....
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #71
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #72
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Idiots leave keys in their car. And OnStar will protect even the idiots among us.

The onstar service itself is good. BUT- their customer service can lick the sweat off my...well, you know.

Been trying for a month to renew both the truck and the Caddywagon using their online renewal system from their website, but NOoooo...it doesn't want to work for whatever reason. It actually put a "pending charge" on my new charge card, then it vanished, and no charges were charged to my card. So I know it went through. I just don't know why they didn't complete it.

Using "contact us" email, all those pinheads kept telling me was how sorry they were, and that my card on file had expired (duh, I knew that already- that's why I was trying to UPDATE it with my new credit card and renew.) and that I should call their billing department or push the blue button. Happened EVERY email I sent them.

I told them I did my part, they needed to do theirs. And after a few of those insipid emails back and forth, I told them to call me or send me an invoice in the mail and I'd gladly pay by check. And the next time someone told me to call the billing department or push the blue button, our conversation would be over.

Guess what their response was? Yep. Now the conversation is over. Too bad OnStar has to lose a customer for THEIR piss-poor customer service.
Yeah would have to agree on their bad customer service. I've contacted them multiple times by email to get issues resolved because they couldn't understand that my mom and I wanted different accounts after they "accidently" merged ours when I bought my Camaro. Then after we got them separated apparently they thought I wanted to pay for my Mom's account as well as mine even though we gave them separate cards

All of which I gave emails and they asked me to call billing. I'm like if I wanted to call you guys I would have called... Why do you have an email contact if you can't sort issues out with them by email? Some of us work during the hours your call centers are open.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #73
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What does this comment have to do with OnStar?
Why even question that comment? A few members has made statement regarding that site. And yes theyre ignorant as thieves come in all shapes and colors. Anyone who believes otherwise is an idiot. Plus why give a criminal the ammo to commit a crime against you like this guy did?
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #74
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Oh, and this is ironic timing. I just got the mail right after I posted and in it was a letter from OnStar. I thought I would have to eat my words since this could have been an invoice?

But I was let down once again by OnStar's stellar service. It was a letter from the "director of onstar subscriber services" saying my credit card was expired and call the toll free number, push the blue button, or log into onstar.com (this last one does not work, this is the reason you're sending the letter!)

I just sent them back a letter of my own. We'll see what "Joanne" has to say. They act like if you don't have a credit card on file, you're violating some law or something. Jesus!

They can do whatever they like, but they're NOT getting my credit card number again. Ever.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #75
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When I get gas even if I go inside with a police cruiser next to me, I lock my door& turn on the alarm. Youre supposed to forget & LOCKyour keys in the car. If idiot thief jumped in he had to know the keys were in there. Owner will know next time for the next few years paying a higher insurance premium. His car wasnt stolen--he gave it away. Lol. Good work, Onstar because 2 morons could've gotten others hurt.


Im sorry why do the autos come standard remotestart again?!? Thieves stealing sticks now??!
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