2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 FFV 6-speed Automatic 5.8 ft. Bed Consumer Review - Remotelink doesn't work with GM

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab - Consumer Review

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)

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Remotelink doesn't work with GM dealer remote start
By mylink_useless on


2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 4dr Crew Cab 5.8 ft. SB (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


It was dissappointing to find out only after taking delivery of my new Silverado that OnStar's RemoteLink does not work nor will it ever work with the GM dealer installed remote starter. Both GM and OnStar have assured me that they have no intention now or in the future to ever make the less expensive dealer installed option work with the RemoteLink app for smartphones. From what I can find out, the remote start equipment is installed at the factory but the key fobs are programmed at the dealer through a factory download direct to the vehicle. When you consider that the factory installed remote start option only comes in a higher priced convienence package, I guess it's all corporate greed.

Favorite Features

Smooth ride. Comfortable cab. Holds the road on slick roads. Powerfull headlights. Good gas mileage. Plenty of power.

Suggested Improvements

GM and OnStar could update the programming codes to make RemoteLink work with GM dealer installed remote start. The door handles on the 2012 model are just a little too far forward forcing you to lean forward to open the door. Put them back where they were on the 2009 model.
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