What is it?

What is it?

OnStar FMV replaces your vehicle's rearview mirror, bringing the core safety, security and connectivity services of OnStar. Read Frequently Asked Questions »

How does it work?

How does it work?

With built-in connectivity and GPS technologies, OnStar FMV gives you the safety and security of OnStar—including a link to live Advisors and the ability to detect and send help to your exact location after an accident. Check Vehicle Compatibility »

Where do I get it?

Where do I get it?

OnStar FMV is available for purchase online and at local retailers and dealerships. Once specially trained installers add FMV to your vehicle, push the blue button to speak with an Advisor who can help you select the right subscription package. Locate Retailers »

OnStar FMV Plans & Pricing

After purchasing and installing OnStar FMV, you can choose the subscription that's right for you.


  • Safe & Sound:

    $18.95/mo1 -OR- $199/yr1

  • Directions & Connections:

    $28.90/mo1 -OR- $299/yr1




Safe & Sound

$18.95/mo1 -OR- $199/yr1

Directions & Connections

$28.90/mo1 -OR- $299/yr1



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Check Your Vehicle's Compatibility

OnStar FMV gives you access to core OnStar services including Automatic Crash Response and Roadside Assistance.2 Compatible with most vehicles, adding OnStar FMV helps keep you safely connected out on the road.3

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OnStar FMV is designed for automobiles and is not compatible with other motorized vehicles. Installation of FMV on your vehicle may impact the functionality of certain features in your vehicle. For the list of potential feature losses, please consult your authorized OnStar FMV retailer or click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is OnStar FMV?

OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle) brings our powerfully simple services to a whole new audience — people whose vehicles weren't originally equipped with OnStar.4 Now, nearly anyone can be safely connected in ways they never thought possible, with services such as Automatic Crash Response,5 Turn-by-Turn Navigation6 and Hands-Free Calling.7 Most important, you can talk to a real person whenever you need a hand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2. How does the FMV mirror work?

Like the OnStar system that has been available in GM cars for 15 years, the OnStar FMV mirror links the vehicle to OnStar Advisors through a built-in cellular device. When an accelerometer in the mirror detects an impact, a call is automatically placed. Drivers can also summon emergency services by pressing a red button on the mirror. The mirror also contains a global positioning sensor, enabling Turn-by-Turn Navigation3 and allowing OnStar to locate a vehicle in case of theft. All the technology is packed within the mirror's body.

Blue OnStar Button - Push anytime you'd like to speak with an OnStar Advisor, 24/7/365.

Red Emergency Button - Push during a crisis to get a priority connection to a specially trained OnStar Advisor.

Hands-Free Calling Button - Push to make or receive calls or initiate Bluetooth® voice commands

3. What comes in the FMV packaging?

  • Built-In Bluetooth®
  • Backlit Buttons
  • Replaceable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery
  • Built-In GPS
  • Advanced Crash Sensor
  • Built-In Cellular
  • Internal Antenna
  • Voice Recognition
  • Included Accessories:
  • External microphone for premium voice quality
  • Owner's manual
  • Quick start guide
  • OnStar window stickers

4. What OnStar services do I get with the purchase of my OnStar FMV plan?

The Safe & Sound® Plan offers a range of services with an unsurpassed level of safety and security, with live Advisors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Automatic Crash Response, access to Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Assistance and available Hands-Free Calling. The Directions & Connections® Plan includes all of these services, PLUS unlimited Turn-By-Turn Navigation services.

5. How will the installation of the mirror affect functionality of my current rearview mirror?

OnStar FMV installation may disable or affect the functionality of some features of your vehicle. If a feature in your vehicle is not dependent on a mechanical, electrical or sensor system in your current mirror, it is unlikely that that feature will be affected by the installation of OnStar FMV. However, it is important to consult your local retailer or installer for additional, up-to-date information. Click here for a list of potential feature losses. It is important to keep in mind that the OnStar FMV mirror is a prismatic one that does provide a level of replacement or additional functionality as well. Examples include a day/night toggle switch that can be adjusted to reduce the brightness and glare of lights, and Bluetooth® technology.

6. How does the Bluetooth® functionality work?

Equipped with Bluetooth® technology OnStar FMV keeps your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.8 Pair up to five Bluetooth-compatible phones with our FMV product to make and receive calls with just the touch of a button. Click here to learn more about OnStar FMV and Bluetooth® connectivity.

7. How do I determine my vehicle's compatibility with the OnStar FMV Mirror?

OnStar FMV is certified to work on more than 100 million vehicles sold since 2000. As OnStar FMV is a safety product, we are in an ongoing process to validate individual vehicles. Check the compatibility of your vehicle here. If your vehicle does not appear, please consult your local retailer or call 1.888.4.ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827).

Vehicles made before 1981 are not compatible with OnStar FMV.

8. What if my vehicle has not yet been tested?

If your vehicle has not been tested please take your vehicle to your local installer for an evaluation. Click here to find your local retailer.

9. What if my vehicle is not currently compatible? May it yet become compatible?

If your vehicle is not compatible, you should check back at a future date. Our team is reviewing potential future mounting alternatives. However, if your mirror has safety content such as air bag notification or rear obstacle detection your vehicle will always be a "no fit".

10. How much does the OnStar FMV mirror cost?

OnStar FMV has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $99.99 including installation.9 Click here to confirm pricing at your local retailer, or learn more about OnStar FMV plans and pricing.

11. How much is installation?

Typically installation of OnStar FMV is included in your purchase. Please consult your local retailer to confirm pricing.

12. How much are the OnStar FMV plans? How do I activate my FMV mirror?

After installation, simply push the blue button and talk to an Advisor who can help you choose the right subscription. OnStar subscriptions fees start at $18.95 a month1 or $199 a year.1 Click here to explore OnStar FMV plans and pricing.

For additional subscription questions, please call 1.888.4.ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827).

13. How much are Hands-Free Calling minutes?

OnStar Hands-Free Calling7 is a voice-activated calling system built into your OnStar FMV device. Just press the phone icon button, say a number or saved name, and we will connect you while you stay focused on the road.

Hands-Free Calling minutes are available in various amounts and packages. To buy minutes or learn about pricing details, push your blue button, access your online OnStar account, or call 1.888.4.ONSTAR to speak with an Advisor.5

14. Where do I purchase the OnStar FMV mirror?

The OnStar FMV mirror is available for purchase at local electronics retailers throughout the country. Click here to find a retailer near you or to purchase OnStar FMV online.

15. Can I install the OnStar FMV mirror myself?

The wiring and installation of OnStar FMV requires special technical skill. We strongly recommend that only professional installers who have special training and experience in the installation of OnStar FMV set up and install this product. Problems or damage to the device caused by improper installation are not covered by warranty.

16. What if I don't want the FMV mirror installed at the same retailer from whom I purchased it?

If you would like to have your mirror installed at a location other than where you bought it, you can use the Retailer Locator to find other authorized OnStar FMV retailers in your area. Click here to find your local retailer.

17. Is there an option to have my dealer install it?

A very limited number of dealers have signed up to sell and install the mirror. Those who have will show up in the retailer search. Click here to find your local retailer.

You can also purchase OnStar FMV and/or an InstallCard online from Crutchfield. The InstallerNet network of installers may include some dealers in your area that may not have signed up to sell the OnStar FMV mirror.

You also have the option of purchasing an OnStar FMV Mounting Kit in lieu of an InstallCard from Crutchfield. This will enable installation at dealers who may not be part of the InstallerNet network.

18. What is the installation process?

Installation appointments can be scheduled directly at an OnStar authorized retailer or through InstallerNet if purchasing an InstallCard. Installation times will vary, but most should be completed within about an hour.

19. How is the mirror installed in my vehicle?

The OnStar FMV mirror can be installed by a trained installer at your local retailer in 5 easy steps.

Step 1: Existing rearview mirror is removed. Removal procedure is dependent on mirror mount type.

Step 2: Adaptor is attached to mount.

Step 3: Adhesive is applied.

Step 4: OnStar FMV mirror is attached to mount.

Step 5: Power is connected to the OnStar FMV mirror.

20. How will the installation of the mirror affect my vehicle warranty?

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket or recycled part. If it turns out that the aftermarket or recycled part was itself defective or wasn't installed correctly, and it causes damage to another part that is covered under the warranty, the manufacturer or dealer has the right to deny coverage for that part and charge you for any repairs. The FTC says the manufacturer or dealer must show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage. The warranty would still be in effect for other parts of your car.

With regard to the warranty of the mirror itself, OnStar FMV has received the Good Housekeeping Seal. The Seal provides OnStar FMV customers with an added reassurance. According to the Good Housekeeping Consumers' Refund or Replacement Policy, if a product that bears the Seal proves to be defective within two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace or repair the product, or refund the purchase price.