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Old 01-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #2733
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Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
I've seen others with the IA issues, I don't think that has to do with the update. As a matter of fact neither of those should have to do with the update. I say should because I can't be 100% positive, but I would imagine the system that controls the headlights/wipers/IA is entirely separate from the MFT system...
Yeah, that was my initial thought, unrelated. It was just the coincidental post-update timing that made me wonder. My IA has been twitchy (trouble unlocking with the front two handles) before but never to this extent, completely non-functional in all facets (unlock and lock, all door handles). Never had anything go wrong with the wipers/headlights on auto thing before though so that is totally new. Making matters worse, like so many other things, it is sporadic for both the headlights and IA. Sometimes completely not working. Several hours later I go get in the car and both function fine.

Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
That said, your car seems to have had voice command issues for EVER.
Ever since 3.0.2. They were great before that. After 3.0.2 (and even after 3.2.2 was applied) they were completely unusable. Don't get me wrong though. They are still 1,000 times better with 3.5.1 than they were with 3.0.2. They now function OK most of the time for the most part and are workable . Still get lists but at least the song I want is usually in the first page of choices. My only point with the comment about this is that it does for me still seem to, now and then, get locked into this temporarily unbreakable loop of misbehavior, in my example no matter what I said or how I said it, it just wanted to give me wrong songs and put "-U2" after everything, again and again and again. Like I also said, tried the same thing the next day and BAM, worked fine no problem. Just can't figure out why it seems to get locked in like this on occassion (as opposed to 3.0.2 in which it was constantly locked into this misbehavior loop which is why they were unusable).

Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
I wonder if it has anything to do with the microphone in your car functioning improperly? I don't think anyone has ever made the suggestion but if the microphone isn't properly picking up your voice than it would certainly result in issues with the system.
I thought of this back then and tested it extensively after a while w/3.0.2. My conclusion was that this was at least part of it (what made me think of it was that my BT call quality also tanked after 3.0.2). I have the luxury(?) of having decent stretches of very smooth (low road noise) and very rough (extensive road noise) roads on one of my regular routes so I did a lot of testing in these stretches. High road noise and I could not get it play a song by title at all. Lower road noise and I could usually eventually get it to work, though it was still about 7-8 screens of "none of those" before the title would show up. It led me to believe that the mic was picking up a lot more background than it did w/2.11 and it was interfering with interpreting what I was saying. Now I have better BT call quality with way less background noise according to people I call (still not as good as 2.11 but way better than 3.0.2) and voice commands work better so I really think that was part of the past problem.

Again, don't get me wrong. Happy to have voice for music back after so long without it. Just still baffled by these occassional little "quirk cycles" that it seems to lock in to. Compared to what I faced with 3.0.2 every day I'll take 3.5.1.
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