Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Car: '15 Outback 2.5i Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
In 2015 (to 2017?) models, the mute button does not work in reverse but at least you can still use the volume control knob (that round thing to the upper left of the touchscreen) to turn it down, even when in reverse.
I can kinda sorta see why someone might have thought disabled steering wheel audio controls when in reverse might be a "safety feature" (you're backing up, stupid! PAY ATTENTION!!) On the other hand, it's hard to pay attention to what's going on around you when the sound system is blasting. Killing the "turn off the dang noise" buttons? Really? This seems to have been an unwise choice.