Do not waste your time. I pay monthly for Onstar, and tried many times to add a data plan. They took my payments and 3 months later still no data. Then they tell me it's an error on their end. And that I need to wait 3-5 business days??? Don't waste your time or money...never got a call back.
BALTIMORE, MD -- Bought a new Chevy Malibu 2017 and it came with 3 Gs of data, used it within two days of purchasing the vehicle. Called OnStar. They replaced the data but it just happened again! And this was on Thursday and now it's Saturday!!! What the what?!? I'd like to return the car actually!!
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- Every time I have call this company they have been nice and very professional towards me. Even when they did debit my account for more than my monthly payment. They were very welcoming and provided me compensation in addition to taking my monthly payment. This company have worked with me when I didn't have a job for a duration of 6 months. Every experience I had with OnStar since 2013 has been wonderful. When I needed roadside assistance they came immediately.
I wanted to stop my subscription because I was laid off as a federal contractor. The customer service representative told me that because of my situation I could get 3 free months of On-Star. When I told him that I usually just use it during the spring and summer months he said I could just put it on hold and I wouldn't get billed until May since I was caught up and didn't owe any money. Imagine my surprise when two weeks later my checking account got debited out for another month's service.
I tried calling the number at my work desk to complain and was on hold for at least 15 minutes when all of a sudden I get a dial tone. I called the number again only for the same thing to happen. I had to go TO MY CAR to get an On-Star representative. The customer service representative told me he saw what the problem was but I needed to give him my bank account and routing number for them to put the money back in my checking account. I find it interesting that they were able to take it out without my account numbers but NOW they need it to put it back in? RIDICULOUS! Obviously I didn't have my check book with me so I waited to get home.
The customer service representative directed me to the billing department who promptly was going to explain to me how I was not going to get my money back. I told her I better get my money back or I would call everyday and raise hell. She told me she would put the money back and needed my account information which I gave her. I had to jump through hoops to get money back that never should have been taken out of my account to begin with.
I will never deal with On-Star again and if anyone ever reads this I highly recommend that you run as far away from this company as possible. Oh, one other point. There were times when I used my On-Star to get directions and the lines were too tied up to help me. They suck all the way around. Beware!
MINNESOTA -- As a 911 dispatcher, I have not had a single positive experience with OnStar. The troubles we run into are endless! What little information is relayed to us through their service less than half of it is reliable. Incorrect locations, type of call (illness, injury, crime) limited information of occupants of the vehicle and if they are injured.
My last call I took from OnStar, they would not patch me direct to the occupants to get important information first hand. Locations, nature of the accident, how many occupants and how severe the injuries are all questions that are VERY important when responding to emergencies. OnStar fails at obtaining all.
When asked if the vehicle occupant can call back on 911 or be transferred to us so we can get a good GPS reading or correct info the operator says that the caller is talking to a different operator and they don't have that information. It is a waste of time when dealing with life or death, minutes and seconds could be crucial! Maybe it's different and service is better if you have a flat tire but I strongly doubt it.
NATIONAL, NEW YORK -- I just got off the phone (hung up on) the most unpleasant customer service representative, Orlando. I am looking to buy a 2003 Subaru Outback Legacy that is ALREADY equipped with Onstar in the dash. I need to know if it will work and be supported by Onstar if I purchase the vehicle. I was also going to ask if the three buttons function the same as the newer model Onstar, since they are different looking and there is no support for 2003 models on your website. Unfortunately, I never got to ask that, since he kept interrupting me and telling me to push the button.
He repeatedly tried to tell me that Onstar supports an Onstar mirror that I can buy for the vehicle. I don't want to buy a second Onstar system. I want to know if the system that is already there will work. He kept repeating to push the button and if I got a live representative, the system was working. The car is not in my driveway - I am looking at it to purchase. I told him that when I was in the vehicle, I did push the button, but I got a recording of a commercial for Onstar services.
Finally, he says that I should have pushed it twice. And that he cannot tell me anything about if you support that age system or if it might work or be able to be renewed. He kept telling me to go back to the car lot and make them get the car and start it and push the button twice and see if someone answers. I do not believe that nobody at Onstar knows whether or not you support systems that were installed in 2003 Subarus. I asked for technical support and he would not transfer me. Even if I DID but that car, I wouldn't activate that system now.
I would never use this company again. 2 months ago I purchased a vehicle that is not On Star capable. I called to discontinue the service and was told that my credit card and Bank info would be permanently removed from their system, well guess what? The very next month I was billed again but when I called this time I had to "squint" to understand the person that was on the phone. I asked where my call ended up and I was told the Philippines. That upset me a lot as I do not like giving my money to companies that outsource. Sorry I am American and spend my money on American products.
Anyway, they sent me a check in the mail and the almost non English speaking CSR apologized over and over again and I thought that I would never have to hear from OnStar again right? Wrong!!! While checking my Bank account online today one month later I saw that On Star had charged me again. I called and of course got the non English speaking CSR again who apologized over and over and then had to transfer me to a Female CSR who I understood as little as the first person. She tried to tell me that I had been charged a prorated fee for August 1 through August 9th.
After numerous attempts of trying to make the CSR understand that I cancelled my service in June almost two months ago I asked if I could be transferred to someone in America. I was put on hold for about 5 mins. and got someone I could understand but was very condescending and almost rude. She did however promise to send me a check for the money that was taken from my account and promised me for the third time that On Star would not charge my account again. Well let's see what happens next month.
I purchased a certified used 2007 Chevy Tahoe on December 23rd. One of the great features, so I thought, was the OnStar feature. Today is January 10th and I have yet to take advantage of a single feature of OnStar. I spent a good 2 hours and many calls to OnStar, from both the system and my cellphone, but have yet to have working service.
A week after activating my service I was notified by OnStar that I need to contact their Tech Support in order to do an upgrade on my vehicle. After several tries and many minutes of listening to the beep while trying to connect to OnStar, I finally manage to get Tech Support and am informed that my system has been upgraded but I need to call back from the vehicle and have them verify my location. Even after the upgrade, this was a failure. I was told 3 more times to disconnect and call back again.
Finally another tech decides they need to do another check on my system. While I am put on hold, and the check is performed, various lights start flashing in my dashboard and I start hearing strange noises. Suddenly my vehicle loses all power and goes completely dead. The tech then comes back on the line to tell me she has fixed my issue. When I tell her what has happened, she instructs me to get someone to give me a jump and then attempt to contact her to make sure I can connect to OnStar. My husband gives me a jump, but now I have several service lights on in my vehicle.
I call back to speak with another representative explaining that the previous tech messed up something in my vehicle and she continues to tell me that she wants to make sure I can connect to OnStar. I spoke to about 5 different tech support people and they were all women with the same accent, I am assuming from India or something.
None of them really had a clue what they were doing either. I finally hang up on them before losing my cool and call the dealer. I will now have to take time off work to take my vehicle in so that they can fix whatever problems OnStar has caused.
I was in a wreck where my car rolled twice and hit a tree. The air bags were deployed. I was trapped in the car and when I regained my senses I realized OnStar had not responded. I called them and they asked what they could do for me. I told them about the wreck and they wanted to know where I was as they couldn't find me. I asked how they were talking to me. All I could tell them was the hwy number and in the country.
She kept telling me they couldn't find me and after awhile I told her to forget it. Ambulance and help was there. She said if there was anything she could do for me to call her. I have had OnStar several times and the first time I needed them they failed me. I will never have OnStar again. This happened Oct 23, 2014
Last December I purchased a 2014 Chevy Silverado which by default came equipped with OnStar even though I did not want the service. At the time of purchase, I declined to provide credit card, etc. for the service. In August of this year, my wife who originally had an OnStar account for her 2011 Impala but had cancelled it after a year, had a charge from OnStar appear on her credit card. In researching the charge, we were told that the charge was for the OnStar account for the 2014 Silverado. In talking to OnStar they told us that they had send a notice in the mail that the account on my 2014 Silverado would be activated unless I declined the service.
First, I never read the information from OnStar as I did not want the service. Second, I find it very disturbing that their policy is to activate inactive accounts without customer involvement. It is bad enough that they are still keeping tabs on my location and driving habit even though I do not want the service. OnStar should change their policy.