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Old 08-17-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Question about OnStar Remote Ignition Block.

So, let's say our vehicle was stolen and we called OnStar and told them to deploy the Remote Ignition Block, thus stopping the thief from being able to start the car again.

Suppose he then takes the car apart and completely removes the OnStar module.

Will the car be able to start? If not, is the ONLY way for the car to start again for you to put the OnStar module back in and tell them to enable it, or take it to the dealer and see if they can do it?

This sounds like a great feature. I'm just curious if a thief can bypass it by just removing OnStar all together.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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I have no idea what the answer is but it would make sense that once you remove the OnStar thing it would disable the car because of that reason


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Old 08-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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Hey, can OnStar disable your car while it is running, for example: if your car is stolen and the police are in hot pursuit at high speed and the perp is being a danger to himself, others and your Camaro, God forbid, could OnStar cut the power then and thar?

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Hey, can OnStar disable your car while it is running, for example: if your car is stolen and the police are in hot pursuit at high speed and the perp is being a danger to himself, others and your Camaro, God forbid, could OnStar cut the power then and thar?

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They can't kill it on the spot (imagine what might happen if the engine were to lock up at high speeds). But they can limit throttle on the SS, thus slowing the car down gradually (and only with law enforcement involved). Once the car is stopped and turned off, they could send a remote ignition block.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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They can't kill it on the spot (imagine what might happen if the engine were to lock up at high speeds). But they can limit throttle on the SS, thus slowing the car down gradually (and only with law enforcement involved). Once the car is stopped and turned off, they could send a remote ignition block.
Is it definitely confirmed that the Vehicle Slowdown feature is only for the SS? I remember reading a lot of conflicting stuff on here, about that.
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ALL OnStar equipped vehicles have the same features it dosent matter about make, model, trim. OnStar can slowly apply the brakes until the car comes to a stop then they lock the doors (only when police are in pursuit and they tell them when it's safe to) OnStar can also remotely unlock your car, prevent it from being turned on, or locate it (if it's lost or stolen)
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Is it definitely confirmed that the Vehicle Slowdown feature is only for the SS? I remember reading a lot of conflicting stuff on here, about that.
Pretty sure it's in the OnStar booklets that come with the vehicle. It was also on their website, before they revamped the site.
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ALL OnStar equipped vehicles have the same features it dosent matter about make, model, trim. OnStar can slowly apply the brakes until the car comes to a stop then they lock the doors (only when police are in pursuit and they tell them when it's safe to) OnStar can also remotely unlock your car, prevent it from being turned on, or locate it (if it's lost or stolen)
That's DEFINITELY NOT true. No vehicles before 2009 have the remote block and slowdown capabilities. Other services vary by make/model/trim.

Read the print on the lower left of the page:
https://www.onstar.com/web/portal/securityexplore?tab=1
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #10
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Pretty sure it's in the OnStar booklets that come with the vehicle.
I just checked the piece of paper the dealer gave me. I see "Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance" but I don't see anything about vehicle slowdown. Damn. Well, maybe for the best. The thief can crash and total my car and then I can buy a new one.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #11
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This thread makes me say HMMMMMMM!!!
This goes with the other thread talking about the 5 Camaros stolen from a dealership.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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This goes with the other thread talking about the 5 Camaros stolen from a dealership.
That's actually what prompted me to make this thread. I kept reading threads on here about theft, so it got me wondering.
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