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ABOUT FAMILY SHARING

Family Sharing allows you to share your GM vehicle information and available connected services with your Family Members, without the need to share your sign-in or security PIN on your account. Add up to 8 additional Family Members to your vehicle(s) and share benefits like remotely starting or unlocking the vehicle, checking oil life and fuel/EV range, and more.  


HOW FAMILY SHARING WORKS

Do you share use of your vehicle with anyone else or have multiple vehicles? If so, Family Sharing is a great feature for you. Each Family Member you invite to your Family Group will use their own sign-in and security PIN information and their own compatible mobile device to access the shared vehicle(s).

You can invite Family Members to your Family Group through My Account or by using the myBuick mobile app. Up to 8 other people, plus you, can be in one group.

As the Family Owner, you maintain full control of the members in the Family Group, vehicles they have access to and the services they have on the vehicles.

Important: By inviting a Family Member, you’re sharing your vehicle information with them, so make sure it’s someone you know and trust.


WHAT CAN FAMILY MEMBERS DO?

Family Members can access the shared vehicle(s) to monitor, maintain and use select features or remote commands within the mobile app (services are dependent on vehicle capability and plan). This may allow your Family Member(s) to:

  • Find your vehicle in real-time using Vehicle Locate
  • Monitor routes and driving events with Smart Driver
  • Start, stop, lock and unlock your vehicle with Remote Commands
  • Access energy features, such as EV route planning, for electric vehicles
  • View or manage your vehicle’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot and password
  • Monitor your vehicle’s health and maintenance
  • View all Family Members with access on this shared account

A Family Member does not have access to your Account or permission to change services, features or plans. The Family Member only has access to the vehicle you shared with them and the services you enabled/purchased for that vehicle.

Q&As


Can Family Members in the Family Group make changes to my Account, vehicle, services or purchase plans?

A Family Member does not have access to your Account or permission to change services, features or plans. The Family Member only has access to the vehicle you shared with them and the connected services available for use with that vehicle.


Is there an additional fee for this feature?

There is no additional fee to use this feature. This is an Account feature for your use. By inviting Family Members to your Family Group, you are sharing your vehicle(s) with the services or features you set up on the vehicle(s).


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  • Connected vehicle services vary by vehicle model and require active service plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Requires paid plan. Lock/unlock feature requires automatic locks. Remote start requires GM factory-installed and enabled remote start system. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Available on select Apple and Android devices. Service availability, features and functionality vary by vehicle, device and the plan you are enrolled in. User terms apply. Device data connection required. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • U.S., Canada, and Mexico only. Requires select paid plan. Service is designed to locate compatible connected vehicles. Eligibility varies by vehicle model. Functionality varies by mobile device. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Terms and limitations apply. See onstar.com for details.

  • Requires a capable 2015 model year or newer GM vehicle and active service plan. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android, Google Play and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Bose® is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual Production model may vary.