22 June 2020

An Android Auto Issue Is Wreaking Havoc on Vauxhall / Opel Cars

If you drive an Vauxhall / Opel and Android Auto no longer works, you’re not alone. As it turns out, the latest update for Android Auto breaks down the app completely on Opel car models, and sticking with an older version is no longer an option.

More specifically, Opel owners are now complaining that due to Google’s major Android Auto overhaul that is now being forced on everyone they’re no longer able to use the app at all.

And it’s all because using the latest Android Auto version on an Opel car apparently requires a software update from the dealership, only that this one comes with a pretty big price.

“Since today I'm forced to update Android Auto to the latest version, while I was happily using v4.6 before to prevent issues with an Opel Corsa 2016 model. In later versions, issues arise and can apparently only be solved by a software update from Opel. Would've happily done the software update for the car, but this costs an outrageous 90 euros,” someone says on Google’s Android Auto forums.

The problem has already been confirmed on Opel and Vauxhall Corsa and Astra, but there’s a chance other models are affected as well.

Some users claim they’re being told by the dealership there’s no new software update for their head units, which means fixing Android Auto is pretty much impossible at this point.

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