2018 OB Limited 2.5
Hmm, I would not think it was limited to the Limited HUs.
Sorry, but not really related to this thread but couldn't find more relevant. Just joined the forum from Oz. No comments re. the politics over there!!!!Test drove an new '18 Limited w/ Eyesight & Nav a couple of times. On at least 2 occasions on different drives, the head unit completely froze up. No response to soft or hard buttons or dials. Turned the car off and on again, but it was still frozen. Turned the car off and left it for a while, and all was OK again.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?:frown2:
Make sure that the filesystem on the thumb drives is what the car will recognize. By default, flash drives use either FAT32 or ExFAT on Windows, but on Apple it might be something else. You'll need to plug the drives into a computer to check that. According to this guy, the audio system wants only FAT32, but Windows usually likes ExFAT. USB Thumb Drive (Stick) FormattingI bought a set of two thumb drives that have 125 classic audio books on each. MP3 format. They light up when installed, flicker as data is read but the USB in my 2015 Limited won't read them. In fact the USB option won't even highlight on the source screen. I've not tried any other USB content. Anyone have any tricks, tips, advice?
Subaru Outback and Legacy head units that look like this image are Subaru's Gen 3.x head units made by Harman Kardon. They work best with NTFS.Make sure that the filesystem on the thumb drives is what the car will recognize. By default, flash drives use either FAT32 or ExFAT on Windows, but on Apple it might be something else. You'll need to plug the drives into a computer to check that. According to this guy, the audio system wants only FAT32, but Windows usually likes ExFAT. USB Thumb Drive (Stick) Formatting
I personally have no experience with this, but I hope this is helpful.
Thanks. Very useful information. I reformat all my thumb drives to NTFS, so that saves me effort if I ever want to use one on my HK head unit.Subaru Outback and Legacy head units that look like this image are Subaru's Gen 3.x head units made by Harman Kardon. They work best with NTFS.
Previous generation v.2x head units made by Denso or Clarion, that look like one of these, prefer FAT32.
Note the differences in the interfaces.
The problem updating is following the bad directions for a too complex process. My Mac and a large enough USB drive works every time. You download the installer, install the installer to your hard Drive, then install the installer and files on the USB drive if I remember it correctly. Locate the pictorial directions from Subaru. Read them carefully. I keep them handy each time. The USB gets erased when you install the files.That's likely FAT32, but, I would be curious to hear if it worked with NTFS.
I have an 18 3.6r and do not have those issues. I was in the late first wave of replacement HU under recall. Only one replacement unit and minimal issues since. Occasional issue when using USB android auto with waze and the guidance takes over audio to one speaker and doesn't release. I have to select another audio source like radio then back to phone. That is likely an android issue and not a HU issue.Hello All,
I recently purchased a used 18 OB 3.6R T. I am now having BT connection issues. When the vehicle is running BT does not work (even though it says connected). When the car is in just the ACC on (engine off) it will connect and work. Also, the HU volume does not work in backup.
This seems to be an ongoing issue with the OB 3.6 T. Has this been resolved?
Any words of advice, please let me know. My original warranty is just about up and I am considering purchasing the extended warranty.
Today, the BT only connects when all the power is off., right before your ready to exit the vehicle. This is weird.Also, be sure all software updates have been applied...
Did you try to reset the head unit? This late on a Saturday night it's worth a try.Seems Subaru is having an issue with their multi media head units and more. I bought a brand new 2017 Outback in February of 2017. When the car hit 12,000 miles my battery died for no apparent reason, my dealer replaced it no charge but then my passenger window won't shut and now I have to do resets which are a pain in the butt.
Now yesterday my head unit came on when I started the car, then the star link screen blinked, and now just a picture of a head unit pops up with a bar that looks like it's loading, but it doesn't, and it just keeps doing it!
I've emailed Subaru ..... No response yet
I've called my dealership, left a message with the service center voicemail today at noon, by 8pm ...... No response
There are hundreds of issues with windshields cracking for no apparent reason too!
Subaru promotes their "Share the Love" event ...... Well how about sharing some love and fixing all these defects in their products for the customers who buying them?
I have 20,000 miles on a car that just turned 4 years old and shouldn't be having issues like this. I like this car but starting to regret buying it.
Will be going to the dealership to see what line of BS their going to give me about the head unit, good thing I got the gold plus 6 year/80,000 mile warranty. Will be back to update.