Looks like something they install on used cars from some the buy here pay here lots for repossessions..
The MyChevrolet app will report battery percentage and vehicle location on the “Energy” screen in what I am assuming is the “post freebie” environment. It’s one of the few functionalities that remain. Not sure how it is differentiated from the Vehicle Locate feature on the “More” screen, which does require a paid subscription.IIRC, the Bolt's vehicle locator function requires a minimum paid OnStar subscription after the freebee period ends.
Yes, I bought the Bolt in June of 2022 and only got a paltry 3 months of Onstar with data hotspot (which I never even used) and remote door lock/unlock, remote start through app, etc. After that ran out I can only see the charge status, vehicle status and tire pressure, and also location using the Energy Range Estimator screen. I believe I’ll have this baseline level functionality for a ten year period. I think OnStar is wildly overpriced for the paid subscriptions… but admittedly I am cheap.😀What you get for free after the first month or 3 varies widely depending on when you bought and the phase of some of Saturn's moons. I have a 2017LT, never gave OnStar a penny, and have complete remote functionality in the MyChevy app, SOC, tire P, remote start, even vehicle locate; my car texts me when I go outside of any of the location circles I put into the app. It was supposed to end after 5 years but because of the battery issue -- maybe GM felt bad for what they asked me to do to minimize their fire liability? -- I now have it for another 5 years. I never asked for any extension - they just added it around the time the 5-y freebie would have expired. Others have also got this. I suspect that if you bought after they fixed the battery fires, you may not get much for free for long. Just more of the big GM mystery called OnStar.