Having an "issue" where I'm driving along, singing along then suddenly the speaker on the driver's side fades off. Then after some time comes back on. Anyone else?
Robert - None of those conditions apply to my case.If a front speaker or various speakers fades on and off like that, my first thoughts would be:
(or a combination of two or more of those)
- You have Android Auto or Carplay running
- You are using the built in Nav System
- There's a bluetooth notification from your connected phone.
When either of them decides to send a notification/speak/etc, the system lowers the volume. When either of them actually don't say anything, or do so with their volume off, the speaker volumes remain low until they're done.
So, as a poor "for instance", if I have Navigation running, but navigation volume turned all the way down, when Google tries telling me "take a left at Exit 93", the volume will drop like you both are describing, for any music I am playing (regardless of source), but, no Google voice will come out (because it's at zero). After however long it takes for Google to finish talking, plus a tiny bit, the volume will fade back up.
In your settings, under "Sound", you will find the relevant default volume levels for each and every type of sound input/event (eg: music, bluetooth, navigation). Check and see which is set to zero, and then turn it up.
Is there anything hooked up to it at all? That really sounds like built in navigation or notification, or a phone trying to do something.Actually paying close attention today as I was driving what seems to happen is that the the speakers on the doors shut off and sounds comes only from the center speaker above the screen display.
No, nothing was hooked up to it. I don't know why the built in navigation (which wasn't being used) would try to do anything. This REALLY sounds like a Subaru software bug. A user shouldn't have to turn everything off in order to keep the sound level.Is there anything hooked up to it at all? That really sounds like built in navigation or notification, or a phone trying to do something.
I agree it’s a messed up “bug” and I know what your talking about. Try having music when it does this. All the speakers kick off and you just get a cranked up volume tweeter basically.No, nothing was hooked up to it. I don't know why the built in navigation (which wasn't being used) would try to do anything. This REALLY sounds like a Subaru software bug. A user shouldn't have to turn everything off in order to keep the sound level.
iOS 13 does include a major CarPlay update; however, I've never seen anything like that happen on iOS 12 myself. That leads me to believe there's another unidentified factor involved. It doesnt sound like the exact same thing because the center speaker fades also, but when my phone is plugged in and the ringer isn't set to vibrate it will fade the speakers for any notification. I've had that happen a few times and it throws me off each time because my phone is almost always set to vibrate. I can't recall if the same happens on bluetooth since I'm almost always on CarPlay.I have hopes ios13 axes it as I don’t think it’s Subaru.
What firmware version is your head unit? As mentioned above, it probably needs updating. Various sound issues were fixed in the update.Guys forget iOS. I'm not plugging in my phone and still get this behavior. It's a bug with Subaru entertainment system.
Not entirely. Both Android Auto and Carplay have had bugs in numerous releases where they no longer let go of one of their dedicated audio channels (usually navigation audio), in which case, the head unit never restores volume and never restores control to the user.Even in the scenario that the phone needs to send a notification, the receiver is supposed to handle those signals according to the user's configuration.
That was a software bug. It was fixed midway through the 2019 model year, and there was an update that resolved it for those affected.My new 2020 doesn't do the turn everything off but crank up the tweeters crap like the old car did. Not sure what the difference is but when I get a notification the volumes stay the same across the board. Its so nice...
My 2018 unit was made by HK. It was replaced under warranty and I saw it in my hand when we were searching for who made it to get the right replacement sent.
Please keep me posted. I know Android has that issue. It would be good to know if an iPhone doesn't or does too.Sorry for the late reply. Something else came up and I was searching the forum for answers.
I don't use CarPlay and when I'm driving to my mom's in Queens, I don't need navigation. BUT my iphone is in the car, so i will take notice if the music begins to fade if my phone is getting notifications. Thanks Robert!