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Just Announced - Toyota Extends New Vehicle Connected Services Trial

Find out how long your new Toyota connected services trial lasts. It is a long time.


New Toyota owners may be happy with the recent Toyota announcement about connected services benefits. Free trials for some services have been extended – in a big way.

2023 Toyota Connected Services
2023 Toyota Safety Connect Connected Services Service Connect

Toyota has announced a free trial extension for two of their connected services. Safety Connect and Service Connect, both valuable post-purchase features, are available as a free trial for up to 10 years.

These are each important for customers and provide essential peace of mind, as well as ensuring vehicles are running smoothly and safely for up to a decade.

Yes, that is right. For 10 years.

Toyota Safety Connect
2023 Toyota Safety Connect Connected Services

Safety Connect includes services to help keep passengers and vehicles safe and secure. Included benefits are 24-hour enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator, and 24-hour emergency assistance.

For me the one that stands out is the emergency assistance feature. A Toyota call center will be notified if the vehicle airbags are deployed or if there is a serious rear-end collision. An operator will attempt to contact the driver and can then send emergency personnel if needed.

Toyota Service Connect

The Toyota Service Connect provides maintenance reminders, vehicle health reports, and vehicle maintenance alerts.

This information about your vehicle can be sent to customers via email or through the Toyota Owners’ Account or the Toyota App.

Look for important reminders such as recall and service campaigns, vehicle alerts and warning messages, and regular service and maintenance information.

What Toyota Vehicles are Impacted?

All Toyota models that have already received or that will be getting the new Toyota Audio Multimedia system will be receiving up to 10 years of Safety Connect and Service Connect.

• 2023 Corolla
• 2023 Corolla Hatchback
• 2023 Corolla Cross
• 2023 Crown
• 2023 bZ4X
• 2023 Tundra
• 2023 Sequoia
• 2023 Highlander
• 2023 GR Corolla
• 2023 RAV4
• 2023 Venza
• 2022 Tundra is also included.

More Toyota models may be added at a later date, but this is the (quite comprehensive) list to-date.

Toyota lists these extended Safety Connect and Service connect trial periods as “up to 10 years” due to 4G network dependability.

Time for Your Toyota Comments

Are you looking for a new vehicle in the near future? If so, will these new extended trial periods help you?

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Jeff Sanders (not verified)    October 1, 2022 - 2:53PM

2021 Prime owner.
Remote start, unlock/lock etc should also be included. Of course it should also extend to the 2021, ESPECIALLY the (expensive with dealer markup) Prime.

RICHARD D. MARKLE (not verified)    February 25, 2023 - 9:44PM

I declined the connected services for my 2021 Camry. We did not have the free trial for connected services but a little over a year after buying the car we get a download error message that won't allow us to use features that have nothing to do with the connected services. I'm being told my only option is to purchase the connected services. Sounds like extortion to me. I'm taking it to the dealer again on Monday. It's total garbage that I would have to purchase a product I don't want so that my vehicle's other function will work properly. How many other Toyota owners have had to go through this?

Chris Janes (not verified)    March 4, 2023 - 6:55AM

I had to cancel my 2023 Rav4 because of the lack of availability and take a 2022 off the lot. Because of Toyotas lack of management skills I'm now forced to pay for all the options I've had for free since 2018 in my 2 previous FORDS.

Good job Toyota . 18 months and you'll be losing this first time Toyota customer. Catch up Toyota.

Art Siegel (not verified)    July 4, 2023 - 2:19PM

I had been looking for a new Rav4 Prime XLE all last year. I put out notices to some of my nearby dealers. I got an email from I-10 Toyota saying they had the vehicle I wanted. I met the salesman the next morning (9/22/2023). It was a 2022, but I bought it anyway.

My Toyota Connect was free for 1 year. Now I learn that the 2023 has it free for 10 years. I just got an email to start my $8 a month charge for this on the 1 year anniversary of my purchase.

Are other buyers feeling cheated by this fact? What do you think the chances of Toyota extending the 10 year free deal to 2022 buyers?