The end of 3G networks is a problem for millions of car owners


The planned shutdown of outdated 3G networks will affect the connected systems of dozens of vehicle models that hit the market anytime from 2010 to as recently as 2021, in some cases.

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Millions of vehicles in the U.S., including Teslas, Audis, Hondas and Nissans, will lose some emergency and convenience features by Tuesday, as AT&T becomes the first telecommunications company to disable its 3G network this year.

The shutdowns – known as network sunsets – affect older cellphones but also other products such as home security systems and vehicles that use 3G networks for updates and remote communication.

The impact for vehicle owners will vary based on…


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