The end of 3G networks may impact your car

3G networks are in the process of being phased out by some wireless providers, making room for 5G to take its place.

It’s a change that will make some cellphones obsolete, but what you may not know is this change can also impact your car.

Many vehicles carry 3G wireless network features that will no longer be available.

Below is a list of vehicles that will be affected.

ACURA

The following Acura models will be affected, according to Acura’s website:

  • 2014-2017 MDX
  • 2015-2017 TLX
  • 2016-2017 ILX
  • 2014-2016 RLX
  • 2016-2017 RDX
  • 2017 NSX

AUDI

The following Audi models will be affected, according to Audi’s website.

  • 2014-2016 Audi A3
  • 2016-2018 Audi A3 e-Tron
  • 2013-2015 Audi A4 allroad, Audi A5 allroad, & Audi Q5 allroad
  • 2016 Audi A4 allroad
  • 2017-2018: Audi A4 allroad
  • 2016-2017 Audi A5
  • 2018 Audi A5
  • 2012-2015 Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, Audi Q3, Audi Q7
  • 2016-2017 Audi A8, Audi Q5
  • 2018 Audi A8
  • 2015-2018 Audi Q3
  • 2018 Audi Q5
  • 2016 Audi Q7
  • 2017-2018 Audi Q7
  • 2019 Audi RS 5

BMW

A BMW FAQ page states “The upcoming discontinuation of 3G cellular technology will impact our BMW ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist services offering.” It did not specify which vehicles will be affected.

Read the document below:

3G_FAQ by ActionNewsJax on Scribd

GENERAL MOTORS

Most vehicles by General Motors use OnStar connected features which will be affected. Below is a list of the models that carry the features and will most likely be impacted.

HONDA

Honda models that will be affected, according to Honda’s website.

  • 2018-2020 Accord Touring
  • 2018-2020 Odyssey Touring & Elite
  • 2019-2020 Insight Touring
  • 2019-2022 Pilot Touring, Elite and Black Edition
  • 2019-2021 Passport Touring & Elite

LEXUS

According to the Lexus website, certain 2010-2018 Lexus vehicles will be affected. It did not specify the specific models.

NISSAN

Nissan’s website states “Nissan will contact affected customers directly; customers can contact Nissan LEAF® Owner Services at 1-877-664-2738 to verify if your vehicle is impacted.” It did not specify which models will be affected.

PORSCHE

The following Porsche models will be affected, according to the Porsche website.

  • 2017-2019 Porsche 911
  • 2015-2019 Porsche Cayenne
  • 2017-2018 Porsche Macan
  • 2017-2021 Porsche 718
  • 2014-2018 Porsche Panamera
  • 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

SUBARU

The following Subaru models will be affected, according to Subaru’s website.

  • 2016-2018 Forester 2.5i Premium
  • 2016-2018 Forester 2.5i Limited
  • 2016-2018 Forester 2.5i Touring
  • 2016-2018 Forester 2.0XT Premium
  • 2016-2018 Forester 2.0XT Touring
  • 2016-2018 Legacy 2.5i Premium
  • 2016-2018 Legacy 2.5i Limited
  • 2016-2018 Legacy 3.6R Limited
  • 2017-2018 Legacy 2.5i Sport
  • 2016-2018 Outback 2.5i Premium
  • 2016-2018 Outback 2.5i Limited
  • 2016-2018 Outback 3.6R Limited
  • 2017-2018 Outback 2.5i Sport
  • 2016-2018 Impreza 2.0i Limited
  • 2016 Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium with Eyesight
  • 2016 Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited
  • 2017-2018 Impreza 2.0i Premium
  • 2017-2018 Impreza 2.0i Sport
  • 2016-2017 Crosstrek 2.0i Premium with Eyesight
  • 2016-2018 Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
  • 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i Premium
  • 2017 WRX 2.0T Premium with Harman Kardon
  • 2017-2018 WRX 2.0T Limited
  • 2017-2018 WRX 2.5T STI

TESLA

According to the Tesla website, Tesla Model S vehicles built before June 2015 will be affected.

TOYOTA

The following Toyota models will be affected, according to Toyota’s website.

  • 2011-2017 Toyota Sienna
  • 2012-2016 Toyota Prius v
  • 2013-2018 Toyota Avalon/HV
  • 2012-2014 Toyota RAV4 EV
  • 2012-2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • 2013-2017 Toyota Camry/HV
  • 2016-2017 Toyota Mirai
  • 2010-2016 Toyota Prius
  • 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander/HV
  • 2011-2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
  • 2010-2019 Toyota 4Runner

VOLKSWAGEN

The following Volkswagen models will be affected, according to a Volkswagen FAQ’s page.

  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2014-2016 Volkswagen Eos
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas
  • 2018-2019 Volkswagen Arteon
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen eGolf
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2014-2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportswagen
  • 2014-2018 Volkswagen CC

VOLVO

According to Volvo’s website, “The impact to Volvo is that any MY’ 2015.5-2017 (Non-SPA) as well as 2016 SPA XC90 will no longer be able to access connected services.”