Imagine a person’s surprise when out of the blue their car starts talking to them?
Last week my unwanted, but mandatory at time of purchase, OnStar unit pulled its first (and possibly only) Voice Spam attempt.
After a chime that had me looking all over my dashboard while negotiating a set of curves, my GM Suburban in a female voice launched into a sales pitch on how I could get a deal on renewing OnStar service.
This is a stunning abuse of the equipment mandatory & integrated in the vehicle at build.
I don’t use the service and don’t see any reason to spend between $150 and $400 a year for any of the OnStar service level offerings.
And I certainly resent being Spammed not only by their endless telemarketing sales pitches both to work and home numbers, but now by the OnStar unit itself.
Perhaps I am a bit touchy having the same day been illegally spammed on my Cellphone with calls from some Bee’s Window outfit selling vinyl replacement windows and learning that they were working down the entire list of my cell carrier’s customers, later spamming my college student son.
But I never would have expected my vehicle to call for my attention, making me split my focus from driving to shut off a marketing recording.
I will be investigating what my recourse is to get a promise that this will never happen again, and if possible get the OnStar unit physically out of my vehicle as I will not tolerate a supposed “safety aid” reducing on-road safety.