The News Wheel
No Comments

OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance Suite Can Help Drivers Recover Their Stolen Vehicles

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

With security systems like Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Assistance can help reunite vehicle owners with their missing vehicles

Whenever vehicle theft strikes, OnStar is there to help
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

According to the FBI, vehicle thefts recently hit an eight-year high in 2017. As such, drivers are looking for more ways to keep their vehicles save from thieves.

OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance is available to owners of GM vehicles to help do just that.

Providing an Extra Sense of Security: OnStar benefits

The Stolen Vehicle Assistance services offered by OnStar can alert authorities to a vehicle theft and help drivers recover their stolen vehicles. Some of the tools available via the OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance suite include:

Stolen Vehicle Slowdown: An OnStar Advisor can send a signal to disable a stolen vehicle’s engine to assist police in recovering said vehicle. This will only be activated after OnStar receives proof of a filed police report and confirmation that the conditions are safe to disable the vehicle’s engine.

Remote Ignition Block: OnStar can send a signal to stop the vehicle’s engine from being started once it receives confirmation of a filed police report.

Theft Alarm Notification: Drivers can receive a notification from OnStar whenever their vehicle’s alarm is sounded. The notification can be sent via text, e-mail, or phone.

Considering a New Vehicle?: Reasons to buy new

“U.S. statistics show a vehicle is stolen every 41 seconds in the United States, and 42 percent of those stolen vehicles are never recovered,” says Gerard Connell, director of Sales and Marketing for OnStar. “The need for safety and security is timeless. OnStar can help members recover their vehicle quickly and safely if their vehicle is stolen.”

When drivers choose a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac model as their vehicle of choice, they end up receiving an extra layer of safety and security via OnStar and its Stolen Vehicle Assistance program.