Interesting information about 1999 and newer GM vehicles. - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-2003, 01:54 PM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
acg_ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acg_ssei
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1992 trofeo
Also if your in say a truck or an suv or small car GM has the right to remotly shut your vehicle down and void your warrenty if you are going over 160km/h..
Um, references for this, please?
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSEi95
This whole thing was brought up a while ago in MN. Here is the link:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...341&highlight=
Thanks, but I've read that forwards, backwards, upside-down and sideways, and nowhere do I see the slightest hint that GM has the right to remotely shut your vehicle down and void your warranty if you are going over 160km/h. I'd really like to see the references for that.

I know from OnStar'* own advertising that they can track the current location of a specific moving car, as well as do things like unlock it if the owner'* locked himself out, but shutting down a moving car or voiding a warranty is news to me. (I mean, let'* get real here: You want to talk about liability issues? What would their liability be if they shut down a moving vehicle by remote control and caused a 6-car pileup as a result?)
acg_ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2003, 10:36 PM   #12
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ab,ca
Posts: 1,963
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1992 trofeo is on a distinguished road
Default

It was a radio advertisment for onstar...
like thos "I locked my keys in my car"
and the "My car got stolen"
I heard it about 3weeks ago...
1992 trofeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2003, 10:37 PM   #13
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

ya..heart warming little ditties those ads are eh?
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2003, 10:44 PM   #14
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ab,ca
Posts: 1,963
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1992 trofeo is on a distinguished road
Default well

It wasnt a automatic click off..
The ad was more
"Sir your vehicle was not designed to go at speeds over 160km/h if you do not slow down within 30seconds we will remotly shut your vehicle off, oh and incendently your warranty is now void"
1992 trofeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 01:06 AM   #15
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,587
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
speedyguy is on a distinguished road
Default

Under the guise of convenience GM is protecting itself and pleasing other interested. It is "good business" but as usual it is another device that I would suggest disarming. I have a computer chip company who can do this for you. The part that is very important is there is no way to justify them making you keep it operational once you own the car. That type of “forced” tracking is easier to stop.

Ty
speedyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 01:17 AM   #16
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Richmond, Wisconsin
Posts: 170
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JrFaust is on a distinguished road
Default

In the article it says something about a GPS be in this black box, or was just in the vehicle? Anyways I think it'd be sort-of cool if one could hack it to get readings from it and display it on some kind of device, I'm thinking a serial device like a palm pilot or similar item.
JrFaust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 01:22 AM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Richmond, Wisconsin
Posts: 170
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JrFaust is on a distinguished road
Default

Oh I'd like to say something in defense of this black box.
Remember it records things like speed and braking.
It could save you in a lawsuit. Say that they say you didn't stop at that light or sign, or that you didn't try to avoid hitting them, when in-fact you did hit the brakes.

my $0.02
JrFaust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 01:36 AM   #18
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
every vehicle in the last 8-10 years that GM has made also has a GPS
I don't think they all have GPS.... I find that VERY hard to believe, it woulda had a lot of publicity,,,
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 02:01 AM   #19
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Cali
Posts: 1,587
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
speedyguy is on a distinguished road
Default

A switch keeps the control in the hands of the user. I personally suggest tampering
Just for the record GM can remove it if you wish. You can also order your car without the device but you will have to push hard to get there.

Ty
speedyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2003, 02:11 AM   #20
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Richmond, Wisconsin
Posts: 170
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JrFaust is on a distinguished road
Default

Dashit all anywho I just look at the other links and it looks like I get to have no fun hacking :(

Mwaahahahahah but my wife'* Saturn has one.
JrFaust is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting facts for 1999 L36 3800 in RWD applications 2000SilverBullet General GM Chat 5 11-18-2007 02:21 AM
Interesting Eaton information dbeast420 Forced Induction 2 12-18-2005 01:18 PM
Interesting Price for a Interesting Car Twister97 General GM Chat 7 05-11-2005 12:35 AM
Anyone have newer Bonnie w/ 18" Chrome rims and/or lp t GabeMcG General GM Chat 23 03-16-2005 09:05 PM
Must Read!! Very Interesting Information On Chernobyl. SSsuperchargedEi Lounge 11 04-01-2004 04:20 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.