OnStar Family Link Keeps Families Connected

Posted on July 15, 2012

Your daughter is going on a trip across country with a couple of friends. She’s never done anything like this before, and you are naturally a bit anxious. Wouldn’t it be a comfort if you could follow her trip progress? Or maybe your wife and kids are driving home from the family cabin several hours away and a severe weather alert has been issued. You’re concerned about road conditions and want to know where they are and when they should be arriving home.

Woman driving car with teenage girl in passenger seat and luggage in backseat.

OnStar’s newest service, Family Link,1 lets subscribers stay connected with their loved ones no matter where they drive. Family Link can be added to any existing OnStar subscription for just $3.99 per month.

Here’s how it works:

Vehicle Locate allows you to log into the Family Link site at any time to view a map showing your vehicle’s location. Additional location details can be seen by hovering over the vehicle icon. An OnStar user name and password is required for access to the Family Link site and only the subscriber with access can locate a vehicle or request alerts.

Vehicle Location Alert lets you set up email or text message notifications to let you know the location of your vehicle. You can choose the day, time and frequency of the alerts. Location Alerts include the address the vehicle is near as well as the date and time.

Screen shot of map showing location of vehicle

Parents will find Family Link helpful to stay connected with their teen drivers. They can make sure the family vehicle is parked where it’s supposed to be or check to see where the vehicle is as curfew time approaches. And Family Link vehicle information is kept private so that only you and those you authorize will know the location of the vehicles on your OnStar account.

Learn more about OnStar Family Link.


  1. The OnStar Family Link service locates OnStar-equipped vehicles, not people. Available to active U.S. OnStar service plan Subscribers only.