OnStar is a subsidiary corporation of General Motors that provides a variety of in-vehicle services, which are all delivered via a CDMA cellular connection. Some of the services available through the OnStar system include turn-by-turn navigation instructions, automatic crash response, and roadside assistance. All of these features are accessed by pressing a blue "OnStar" button, a red "emergency services" button, or a hands-free calling button.
General Motors established OnStar in 1995 with cooperation from Hughes Electronics and Electronic Data Systems, and the first OnStar units were made available in several Cadillac models for the 1997 model year. OnStar is primarily available in GM vehicles, though a licensing agreement also made OnStar available in several other makes between 2002 and 2005.
A stand-alone unit was also released in 2012, which provides access to some of the OnStar services.
Activate OnStar in your pre-owned vehicle and get 3 free months and 3 years of basic for eligible vehicles.
Enjoy a free trial of OnStar services--including Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, unlimited Turn-by-Turn Navigation and more--risk-free with no commitment and no cost to you. Plus, with an eligible 2011 model year or newer vehicle, you also get three years of OnStar Basic Plan which includes access to select features of the RemoteLink mobile app, Dealer Maintenance Notification and Advanced Diagnostics.
This offer is only valid for residents of:
- United States