I found this article quite interesting, but not surprising.
GM’s OnStar can contact the thieves, put on the flashers, lock the doors and slow down the car as police are on their way!
In reading this, I am just wondering if someone has hacked into my 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Premier XM Radio because it changes stations all by itself! It doesn’t even have to be on XM to do this because I experimented and put on FM radio and it did the same thing there. XM tried to tell me that the Bluetooth on my cell phone could do this, however I have had GM cars and cell phones for years with Bluetooth always turned on and the phone always plugged in and it never happened before until this car. In addition, I have turned Bluetooth off on my phone and it still changed radio stations.
XM told me to go to the dealer and have them unplug the satellite module for a few minutes and plug it back in to reset it. I did that and as expected when the dealer said your car is ready I asked them what they found and they said “couldn’t duplicate the problem“. I no sooner got to the end of their driveway when the radio did it again and changed stations. My major concern is I want to know exactly where the radio is located if it has to be replaced. I found out that the satellite module was located underneath the glove box which was fine because I did not want my dash to be taken apart on a brand new three-month-old car so that’s why I agreed to have them unplug the satellite module. What I don’t know is if the radio is in that same area? Interesting!
There must be someone in this forum who can tell me where the radio is located if I want to get it replaced because I don’t want half the dash taken apart to get to it because I am afraid that the radio might get fixed, but a dozen other problems could surface or worse-rattles! Thank you for any help.
It’s been so long since I have been in this forum because I really had no problems with my 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Premier that I forgot how I put pictures of my cars in my signature. I’ll have to work on that to get the 2020 model in there.