Hyundai announces end-of-life for older vehicle’s BlueLink telematics

Hyundai has reportedly sent a letter to it’s dealerships announcing the pending move to deactivate the Blue Link systems as of January 1, 2022. Affected vehicles include 2012-2016 Hyundais, while a specific list is available at each dealership or thought the MyBlueLink app.

The move is as a result of Hyundai’s network partner (Aeris’ Communications) sunsetting their 2G network, which is resold from the main wireless carriers. As the 2G networks are shut down to make way for 4G upgrades and 5G deployments, solutions like BlueLink can no longer communicate in order to provide various services. Features such as stolen vehicle tracking, roadside assistance, emergency assistance, and automatic collision notification will no longer be supported.

Due to it’s reliance on 2G, Hyundai is sunsetting it’s BlueLink telematics platform on most 2012 to 2016 model years

If users have prepaid for a period past January 1st, Hyundai will offer pro-rated refunds. For owner who appreciated or require the security offered thought telematics, several after market solutions are offered through auto insurers or directly.

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