ATLANTA — Later this month, phone carriers will start phasing out 3G service to make more room for faster 5G cell networks. Will your car lose key safety features? Don’t wait until you need help to find out.
Acura: Certain 2014-2017 models will lose AcuraLink service August 2021
Audi: Certain 2012-2019 models will lose connected technology 2/22/2022.
BMW: ConnectedDrive services cannot be supported after Feb. 2022. Owners of BMW vehicles eligible for a technology upgrade will be notified by mail.
General Motors: 2015 and newer vehicles could be impacted. OnStar over the air updates must be installed by 2/22/2022 for service to continue.
Honda: Certain 2018-2022 models will lose HondaLink and WiFi hotspot features unless an over the air update is installed by 2/22/2022.
Hyundai/Genesis: Bluelink service will be discontinued in certain 2012-2016 vehicles Jan. 2023
Infinity: Certain 2013-2019 models will lose Infinity InTouch service 2/22/2022.
Jaguar/ Land Rover: A representative said they’re transitioning to the T-Mobile 2G Network to ensure the most critical connected car features related to safety and convenience will continue to function. This will be communicated directly to all relevant customers this month.
Lexus: Certain 2010-2018 vehicles will lose some Lexus Enform services Oct. 31, 2022.
Nissan: Certain 2011-2018 models will lose Nissan Connect service 2/22/2022.
Porsche: Certain 2014-2019 vehicles will be impacted 2/22/2022. Some models will be eligible for a technology upgrade.
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep: A Stellantis representative said they’re converting 3G vehicles to accept 4G and are offering two subscription packaged to continue service.Subaru: (Link: ) Certain 2016-2018 vehicles will lose STARLINK services February 2022. Customers must visit an authorized dealer to upgrade and continue service.
Tesla: Model S vehicles built before June 2015 may need a $200 upgrade to maintain some features.
Toyota: (Link: ) Toyota Safety Connect will no longer function as of November 1, 2022 in certain 2010-2019 models.
Volvo: Certain 2015-2016 vehicles will no longer be able to access connected services past Jan. 2022. Volvo does plan to offer an “upgrade path” for customers.
Volkswagon: 2014-2019 Car-Net subscribers will lose service 2/22/2022. A technology upgrade should be available at dealerships fall 2022.
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