Can OnStar disable a stolen vehicle?

Can OnStar disable a stolen vehicle?

Stolen Vehicle Slowdown: After a member has filed a police report and once authorities have confirmed conditions are appropriate, an OnStar Advisor can send a signal to disable the stolen vehicle’s engine and gradually slow the vehicle to an idle speed to assist police in recovering the vehicle.

What should I do if my vehicle is stolen?

If your car’s been stolen, or someone has tried to steal or damage it, you should report the incident to the police before starting your claim. The police will give you an incident report number, which you’ll need to tell us. If your vehicle is insured in NSW, QLD, ACT or TAS, you can start your claim online.

How does OnStar work when car is stolen?

If your vehicle is stolen, alert authorities and file a police report. An OnStar Advisor can use GPS technology to help law enforcement locate your vehicle. If your vehicle is stationary, OnStar can tell police where to find it and send a Remote Ignition Block signal to keep the engine from restarting.

Who do you call when a car is stolen?

Call the police. If you’re certain that your car has been stolen, alert the police straight away. Make sure you know your vehicle’s registration, make, model, and colour. You’ll then be given a crime reference number, which you will need when you inform your insurance company.

Can you locate a stolen car with OnStar?

Once you report your stolen vehicle to OnStar, Advisors can utilize GPS technology designed to locate your vehicle, alert authorities, and in some cases, remotely slow down your vehicle so thieves won’t get far. With Remote Ignition Block™*14 OnStar can also remotely prevent a thief from restarting your vehicle.

Why do people steal silverados?

The agency said 2015 to 2018 Chevy Silverados are being targeted by thieves because they’re able to disable the OnStar tracking system. NBC 5 reached out to General Motors and OnStar to ask if they were aware the tracking system could be disabled so quickly, and if anything was being done to prevent it from happening.

Can I activate OnStar to find a stolen car?

Yes. Once you report your stolen vehicle to OnStar, Advisors can utilize GPS technology to locate your vehicle, alert authorities and, in some cases, remotely slow down your vehicle so thieves won’t get far. With Remote Ignition Block, OnStar can also remotely prevent a thief from restarting your vehicle.

How to report a stolen car to the police?

Tell the officer that your car has been stolen, and provide the location where the car was last seen. Let the officer know of any efforts you’ve made to ensure the car was not towed or repossessed. Give the officer as much information as you have about your car.

Do you have to fix a stolen car?

Of course, if your insurance company covers total theft, you and your insurer must discuss what will happen to the vehicle, but if it is cheaper to fix the car than to replace the vehicle, the insurer will opt to have it fixed instead.

Do you have to pay storage fees for a stolen car?

If your car was recovered but it was towed away to a lot, you will have to pay the tow fees and the storage fees in order to get it back. This is what sucks about recovering the car: it usually stays hostage in the storage lot until you fork up the money to get it back.

Can a stolen car be left on the side of the highway?

If you are the owner of the vehicle, you will be held responsible for your car since it cannot be left on the side of a highway or in an alley somewhere. The police will have the car towed to a lot where you will be charged per day it stays in there (up to the maximum timeframe allowed by your state).

What to do if your car is stolen?

Description If your vehicle is stolen, contact local law enforcement immediately to file a stolen vehicle report. Once this report has been filed, Uconnect Care can help locate your vehicle. The Uconnect Care Agent will ask for the stolen vehicle report number issued by local law enforcement.

What can OnStar do if your car is stolen?

OnStar can also remotely prevent a thief from restarting your vehicle. If your vehicle is stolen, Advisors can work with law enforcement to help you get your vehicle back quicker and safer.

What to do with a stolen Geico car?

When you contact GEICO, have the following information available: Certificate of Title for the vehicle. Location of all keys to the vehicle before and after the theft. Names and contact information of everyone who had access to the vehicle.

How does stolen vehicle assistance ( Mopar ) work?

Stolen Vehicle Assistance is a secure process that can only be done with your permission. Law enforcement gets involved only after you file a stolen vehicle report with them. How It Works 1) If your vehicle is stolen, contact local law enforcement as soon as possible.