OnStar Connections

June 1, 2011 by

Answers to Your Questions about the OnStar FMV Mirror

Now you can add OnStar(1) to vehicles you never thought possible with the FMV mirror. You’ll get access to core OnStar services by simply replacing your rearview mirror and subscribing to OnStar service. Here’s everything you need to know about the OnStar FMV:

How is OnStar FMV different from a vehicle with factory-equipped OnStar?

OnStar FMV offers OnStar’s key safety and security features, including:

• Automatic Crash Response

• Turn-by-Turn Navigation

• Stolen Vehicle Assistance

• One-button access to Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance and Hands-Free Calling.

OnStar FMV also includes built-in Bluetooth® wireless connectivity. A few select OnStar services — which depend on other vehicle systems — are not available on the OnStar FMV product. These include: Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Vehicle Diagnostic Reports and Remote Door Unlock. OnStar will provide Roadside Assistance to ensure all our subscribers receive the help they need.

Where can I get OnStar FMV?

OnStar FMV is available at Best Buy and other local retailers. Find a retailer near you.

Which vehicles are compatible?

OnStar FMV is already certified to work with more than 100 million vehicles sold since 2000(2), and OnStar expects to certify more new models in the coming months. Check your vehicle’s compatibility.

Why should I add OnStar FMV to my vehicle?

OnStar FMV enables drivers with vehicles already on the road today to add the key safety, security and connectivity services of OnStar to their vehicle.(3)

How much does OnStar FMV cost?

Check with your retailer for special offers and installation fees. OnStar subscription fees start at $18.95 a month or $199 a year.(4)

How does OnStar FMV detect a crash?

OnStar FMV is not connected to the air bag sensor. However, the core Automatic Crash Response technology OnStar builds into cars, trucks and SUVs is now available with OnStar FMV. OnStar FMV has a sensor embedded in the hardware that can detect a change in speed. This accelerometer, coupled with software algorithms in the mirror, can determine if there’s been a vehicle crash.

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Do you have a question about OnStar FMV that wasn’t answered here? Post it in the comments below.

1 Visit onstar.com for availability, system limitations and details. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Services vary with conditions. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires Directions and Connections plan. OnStar Hands-Free Calling requires existing OnStar service contract and prepaid minutes. Visit onstar.com for coverage map.

2 Visit onstar.com for availability, system limitations and details. Based on sales volume data from Ward’s Automotive Group.

3 Installation of OnStar FMV on your vehicle may impact the functionality of certain features. Please consult your authorized OnStar FMV retailer for the list of potential feature losses or visit onstar.com.

4 Plus tax. Credit card required for monthly subscriptions.

  • Drake

    Yes i woundering with the ONSTAR FMV can i connect my cell phone to the bluetooth and just use my cell phone to make calls or do i have to buy a plans and mins?

  • Sam Chiodo

    What happens with onstar if my battery is too weak to support the cars electrical system even when the engine is not running?

  • Timothy Hoffman

    is the onStar build in cell phone .5w like people’s cell phones or is a full 3w( like the real onStar in GM vehicles from the factory)?

  • Norman Lorber

    How can I get direction to change battery on my Onstar mirror?

  • Norman Lorber

    Anyone know how to change battery on OnStar mirror?

    • Capricorn1225

      Norman, you probably have taken care of this by now. But you can obtain the backup battery from Onstar, which comes with directions. It took me about 10 minutes, only because of the lack of rotation of the mirror. After you replace the mirror you will have to contact your technical advisor to recalibrate the mirror.

  • Brijesh

    What’s the price for a new on star FMV to buy for my vehicle?