: Help Settle Argument -- 08 STS V8 - Voice Command



trackbait
04-27-09, 10:59 PM
I've now shifted gears and looking at 08 STS's with the Northstar V8. Was originally looking at the 06/07's

Am now in a tit-for-tat over whether ALL of the 08's with Nav have Voice Command feature? I can't seem to find the resources to settle this, but I would think it silly to NOT have it.

One I am looking at one with a 1SE options pack, but it has Nav, and other options found on the 1SF or 1SG.

So... can it be said that if it has NAV in it (that ALL) have voice command recognition as in speak "What All Can I Say" and have it tell you!

Also, do all the 08's have bluetooth connectivity?

Thanks..

I'm getting closer - getting very anxious too....

trackbait
04-28-09, 10:43 AM
Does nobody know the answer to this?

marathonman89
04-28-09, 11:50 AM
Hello,

I have a 2008, V6, STS with factory navigation system.

Voice is integrated with Navigation.

That being said, it's virtually worthless. It works maybe 20% of the time and that's while parked. I have tried every type of speech; fast, slow, regular, low, medium loud and combination's thereof. Simply put "it sucks."

Now, now, before I get flamed, that's my experience, perhaps others out there have better luck with voice recognition. If so, I and I'm sure the original poster, would like to hear your comments.

Pete

EChas3
04-28-09, 03:13 PM
Yeah... Marginal utility in the VR. With practice it isn't completely useless. Shere are some posts on this forum that can improve recognition for some people. I don't think the system learns, but we can. :)

For a list of commands, press the VR button, wait for the beep & say "Navi Help". That brings up a list of valid commands on the navigation screen. You can advance to different groups of commands and scroll through what is available.

The manual has a list of the commands but there is an Navigation upgrade that improves VR a bit by limiting the commands. If you car has the upgrade, your manual may be wrong.

AllWheelEric
04-28-09, 05:07 PM
One I am looking at one with a 1SE options pack, but it has Nav, and other options found on the 1SF or 1SG.


What other options? That seems unusual. Make sure it was built that way, not added later.

trackbait
04-28-09, 09:00 PM
What other options? That seems unusual. Make sure it was built that way, not added later.


I've asked the dealer selling it for a Maintenance History and Build Sheet on it. It is a GM dealer in Ohio.

Go to the 'aucton site' and enter this number 380119169467 and take a look.

Isn't there also a GM 'update' to make the Voice a little more responsive and more 'intelligent' ?

One other quick question. Do ALL the 08's have speakers in the seat backs whether it be a 1SE, 1SF, or 1SG?


Thanks for the input guys I appreciate it. Chomping at the bit for an STS. Awesome looking car!

EChas3
04-28-09, 09:35 PM
The seatback speakers are part of the premium Bose 5.1 sound system. If you have the VIN, use the CTS-V Forum VIN Check thread for a build sheet & dealer maintenance record.

The Tony Show
04-28-09, 09:46 PM
Post up the VIN and I'll check the build for you.

trackbait
04-29-09, 01:16 AM
Post up the VIN and I'll check the build for you.

Here is what I found.

_________________________________________

VIN : 1G6DZ67A280208338
VEHICLE INFORMATION
Merchandising Model : 6DC29 -2008 STS V8 LUXURY SPORTS SEDAN Warranty Start Date : 05/20/2008
BARS Order Type : 50 - FLEET
Delivering Dealer : WALDEN FLEET GROUP, INC.
6 SYLVAN WAY
PARSIPPANY , NJ 07054-3826

Selling Source : 12 - CADILLAC
Site Code : 37973
Business Associate Code : 111571
Service Contract : No Branded Title : No Warranty Block : No PDI Status : Paid
REQUIRED FIELD ACTIONS
Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Campaigns
SERVICE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
Vehicle Has No Current Record Of Outstanding Service Information
ON STAR AND XM SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION
OnStar Equipped Yes OnStar Status Inactive Refer to Help page for details or:go to OnStar Online Enrollment (located on the "OnStar" tab in GM InfoNET) or (888)ONSTAR1 (888) 667-8271.
XM Equipped Yes XM Radio ID E9NUZ0CR XM Status Inactive Refer to Help page for details or: www.xmradio.gm.ca or Dealer Hotline 1.877.GET.XMST (1-877-438-9677).
APPLICABLE WARRANTIES
Description Effective Date Effective Odometer End Date End Odometer
48/50000 BUMPER TO BUMPER LIMITED WARRANTY 05/20/2008 10 miles 05/20/2012 50010 miles
72/UNLIMITED SHEET METAL COVERAGE RUST THROUGH LIMITED WARRANTY 05/20/2008 10 miles 05/20/2014 Unlimited miles
96/80000 FEDERAL EMISSION CATALYTIC CONV. AND PCM 05/20/2008 10 miles 05/20/2016 80010 miles
60/100000 POWERTRAIN COVERAGE LIMITED WARRANTY 05/20/2008 10 miles 05/20/2013 100010 miles
48/50000 CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS 05/20/2008 10 miles 05/20/2012 50010 miles
84/70000 CALIFORNIA SELECT COMPONENT 05/20/2008 10 miles 05/20/2015 70010 miles
CLAIM HISTORY
R.O Date R.O Number Type Labor Operation Odometer Reading
05/19/2008 A08338 I Z7000 - PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION - BASE TIME 0 miles
VIN 1G6DZ67A280208338

VEHICLE BUILD
Merchandising Model : 6DC29 -2008 STS V8 LUXURY SPORTS SEDAN
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating : 2268 kg (5001 lb) Order Number : MRHH83
Build Date : 05/19/2008 Build Plant : 180D
GMVIS is not the definitive source of GM Vehicle RPO information and is intended for service reference only. Should there be any questions about the vehicle's original build or RPO information please refer to the original vehicle invoice or window sticker.
OPTION CODES
AL0 - SENSOR INDICATOR INFLATABLE RESTRAINT, FRT PASS/CHILD PRESENCE DETECTOR AL2 - POWER LUMBAR CONTROL
AP9 - CONVENIENCE NET, CARGO AQ9 - SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
AT8 - RR CHILD SEAT RESTRAINT AY0 - FRONT & SIDE IMPACT AIRBAGS, DRIVER & FRONT PASSENGER / HEAD CURTAIN SIDE AIRBAGS, FRONT/REAR
A45 - MULTI-DRIVER MEMORY SETTINGS BQ2 - AVIS BUDGET CAR RENTAL, LLC
BZ9 - PRODUCTION WEEK 18 B20 - SAPELE WOOD TRIM ON CENTER STACK, CONSOLE, SHIFT KNOB. INSTRUMENT PANEL, DOOR TRIM AND STEERING WHEEL
CE1 - RAINSENSE WINDSHIELD WIPERS CF5 - POWER SUNROOF
CJ2 - DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL DCP - ONSTAR DIRECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS 1 YEAR FACTORY PACKAGE
DD8 DR2 - POWER, HEATED OUTSIDE MIRRORS
FE1 - 4 WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION FLT - FLEET PROCESSING OPTION
GU2 - AXLE REAR, 2.73 RATIO G64 - LOAD LEVEL CONTROL, AUTOMATIC
IL2 - INTERIOR TRIM JJB - PT DRESS SUBASSEMBLY INSTALLED
JJD - I/P SUBASSEMBLY NOT INSTALLED JJL - SUSPENSION FRONT NOT INSTALLED
JJM - SUSPENSION REAR NOT INSTALLED JL9 - ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM, 4 WHEEL DISC
KA1 - HEATED FRONT SEATS KA6 - SEATS, HEATED REAR OUTBOARD
KG4 - GENERATOR, 150 AMP LH2 - ENGINE, 4.6L NORTHSTAR V8
MX0 - TRANSMISSION, 6-SPD AUTOMATIC MYB - TRANSMISSION, 6-SPD AUTOMATIC
NC7 - FEDERAL EMISSION OVERRIDE NE1 - 50-STATE EMISSIONS
NU1 - EMISSION - CALIFORNIA N31 - HEATED & LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL
N93 - 17" POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS PDU - V8 PREMIUM LUXURY COLLECTION: * AM/FM STEREO, 6 DISC CD CHANGER, BOSE 5.1 STUDIO SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM (REPLACES STD/OPT RADIO) (DELETES COMPASS IN MIRROR) * POWER SUNROOF
QKP - P235/50R17 MICHELIN S-RATED TIRES R6F - IDENTIFY B CODE USERS
R6G - STS REPACKAGING IDENTIFIER R6M - NEW JERSEY SURCHARGE
R6Z - SURCHARGE BLOCK - IL & NJ R9N
T84 - HEADLAMPS, TUNGSTEN HALOGEN T90 - LAMP SIGNAL AND MARKER
UA6 - THEFT DETERRENT ALARM SYSTEM UE1 - 1 YR ONSTAR DIRECTIONS W/TURN- BY-TURN NAVIGATION (ASK DEALER ABOUT GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE)
UG1 - UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE UJ6 - TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR
UY5 - 15 SPEAKERS DELUXE U2K - XM SATELLITE RADIO - SERVICE FEE EXTRA. 1ST 3 MONTHS INCL.
U30 - DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER VH9 - ENVELOPE, OWNER INFO MANUAL
VK3 - LICENSE PLATE FRONT MOUNTING PACKAGE VN9 - DAILY RENTAL REPURCHASE PROGRAM
VT7 - OWNERS MANUAL, ENGLISH V4X - STS CONVERSION V8
V73 - VEHICLE STATEMENT USA/CANADA YQ4 - AM/FM STEREO, 6 DISC CD CHANGER, BOSE 5.1 STUDIO SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, DVD NAVIGATION SYSTEM (REPLACES STD/OPT RADIO) (DELETES COMPASS IN MIRROR)
YT1 - DAILY RENTAL FLAT RATE DEPRECIATION 1SE - 1SE LUXURY PACKAGE
1SZ - PREFERRED EQUIPMENT SAVINGS 13I - LIGHT GRAY
132 - LIGHT GRAY 30U - THUNDER GRAY CHROMAFLAIR PREMIUM PAINT
6LJ - SUSPENSION 7LJ - SUSPENSION
8XS - SUSPENSION 9XS - SUSPENSION


****Anyone see anything odd about this? ***

The Tony Show
04-29-09, 09:52 AM
Looks like a 1SE with Navigation to me, which means that it does have voice recognition and Bluetooth.