Hyundai Blue Link recovers stolen cars, remotely starts and finds Target

poi autocollisonlockThe Hyundai Blue Link service that provides remote features, search, teen monitoring and smartwatch apps has been available now for five years.

The service which we reviewed in June continues to grow exponentially, subscribers remote-started their Hyundai’s more than 22 million times and remotely locked the doors more than 2.5 million times while they used the unlock feature over 1.163 million times. From inside the car, Blue Link can search for destinations, schedule service and call for emergency assistance after a collision.

So far the service has handled over 90 million requests. 2,710 stolen vehicles have been recovered with at least one return a day.

Top Five Search Categories:

  • Restaurants – 22%
  • Street addresses – 10%
  • Health (doctor, dentist, hospital, pharmacy) – 7.4%
  • Home good stores – 5.4%
  • Lodging – 5%

Trending Searches:

  • Hyundai dealers
  • Target
  • Starbucks
  • Costco
  • Home Depot

In 2015 the apps for Apple watch and Android Wear were laucnhed. In 2014 Destination Search by Google was launched wit the second generation of apps through a collaboration with Verizon Enterprize and Covisint. The new mobile app launched in 2012.

Hyundai recently updated it head units for free to Android Auto and CarPlay for 2015-6 Hyundai Sonata, 2015-6 Genesis, 2016 Elantra, 2016 Tucson & 2017 Santa Fe Sport.

In 2015 we learned that some Hyundai buyers are perturbed that if they buy keep Blue Link services for one-year, the entire Blue Link system is disabled with a steep fee to reinstate  the service, which is a basis of a lawsuit.

Hyundai buyers should be aware that the service after being inactive for a year, renders the hardware inoperable and requires new hardware with installation for $500 to reactivate the service, lowering the resale value of the car.

Annual subscriptions to Hyundai Blue Link Remote is $99 a year.

There are three Hyundai Blue Link plans Connected Care, Remote and Guidance. After the trial period is over, each package is available for $99/year. The Connected Care Package comes with a complimentary one year trial for all new Blue Link equipped vehicles. A three-month trial for Remote and Guidance is available when you sign up using your credit card.

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.