A car owner placing Ring Car Cam on the inside dashboard of their car

Car Cam: Incompatible Vehicles and Accessories

Car Cam plugs into your vehicle’s OBD-II port. For safety, only use Car Cam in vehicles where the OBD-II port is located to the left side of the steering wheel, as highlighted below. Consult your owner’s manual or use Ring’s OBD-II port locator to find your car’s OBD-II port.

Diagram of Car Cam OBD-II port location.

Unrelated to the location of the OBD-II port, Car Cam is incompatible with some vehicles. Below is a list of all vehicles we’ve identified as incompatible so far.

Important: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit use of this device. You are solely responsible for complying with applicable laws.

Incompatible vehicles

Make
Model
Year
Observed Behavior
BMW
5 Series
2013
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Buick
Regal
2015
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Chevrolet
Avalanche
2007
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Chevy
Silverado
2020
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Dodge
Charger
2015
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Dodge
Journey
2014
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.
Ford
Explorer
2017
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.
Ford
Explorer
2020
Car Cam might not work with your vehicle. When plugged in, Car Cam may unintentionally activate your anti-theft system.¹
Ford
Fusion Platinum Hybrid
2018
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Honda
CR-V
2018
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Hyundai
Tuscon
2020
Car Cam might not work with your vehicle. When Car Cam is plugged in, your vehicle’s light sensor may act unpredictably.
Jeep
Gladiator
2020
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Jeep
Liberty
2011
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. It may unintentionally turn on “Limp Home” mode and disable vehicle features.¹
Kia
Cadenza
2014 - 2021
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. The space between your windshield and dashboard is too small to install Car Cam.¹
Lincoln
MKC
2018
Car Cam might not work with your vehicle. When Car Cam is plugged in, your vehicle’s light sensor may act unpredictably.¹
Lexus
ES 450
2019
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.¹
Mercedes
GLE 450
2021
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mercedes
C300
2021
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mercedes
GLC 300
2022
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mercedes
GLE 350
2022
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mercedes
EQS
2022 - Present
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mercedes
GLC 43
2021
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mercedes
GLS
2020
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When turned off, your vehicle may disable power to the OBD-II port.
Mitsubishi
Outlander
2023
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Tesla
Model 3
2017 - Present
Sorry, Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle, because it doesn’t have an OBD-II port.
Tesla
Model Y
2020 - Present
Sorry, Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle, because it doesn’t have an OBD-II port.
Toyota
Prius Plug-in
2012 - 2015
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When your vehicle is off, the battery won’t supply enough power.
Toyota
Prius Prime
2019
Car Cam might only work when your vehicle is on. When your vehicle is off, the battery won’t supply enough power.¹
Toyota
Venza Hybrid
2021
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Subaru
Legacy
2020
Car Cam won’t work with your vehicle. It may turn on your dashboard warning lights, which indicates incompatibility.¹
Subaru
Any model with
EyeSight
2013 - Present
Car Cam won't work with your vehicle. It interferes with the EyeSight system and prevents safe operation of the vehicle.

¹ User-submitted

Incompatible accessories

We do not recommend using the following accessories with Car Cam:

  • Amazon Alexa Auto,
    as Car Cam is not currently integrated with Alexa Auto. If you have Alexa Auto enabled, it might give an incorrect or unknown response to the "Alexa Record" wake word for Traffic Stop, though this does not interfere with the use of this feature.
  • Third-party OBD-II accessories
    , including Bluetooth adapters, pass-through cables, and splitters. Accessories like these can cause Car Cam not to work and/or they might impact Car Cam's ability to protect your vehicle's battery.

Important: Certain car alarms may interfere with proper operation of Car Cam and/or may trigger during the normal functioning of Car Cam.