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I just bought a '12 OB Premium and the B/T mike doesn't work right on my end. I can hear people I call just fine; they can barely hear me at best, if at all. If anyone knows of a good logical solution, pls. let me know. Thnx :confused:
 

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A few people have had issues with their mics. All but one that I can remember was able to go to the dealer and get the issue fixed. Some of them needed the mic replaced.
 

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Do you by chance rest your knee on the left of the center console? I do this and it obstructs the mic. If you do that try moving your knee! Sounds goofy, but it helps on our 2013 and im assuming they did not change it from 12 to 13
 

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Do you by chance rest your knee on the left of the center console? I do this and it obstructs the mic. If you do that try moving your knee! Sounds goofy, but it helps on our 2013 and im assuming they did not change it from 12 to 13
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In my '12 the mic is above your head, in the map light area.
 

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Did you by chance rest your knee on the ceiling?

OK, OK. Sorry. :)

My mic is bad, too. Just assuming misery loves company.
 

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I realize this is an old thread but I'm frustrated with the poor voice quality on calls from my '12 Outback. Listening to these calls reveals wind noise, fan noise (a/c), and more; it's so bad as to render it nearly useless. I brought it up on a routine service visit at the dealer today and it was proclaimed "normal". Right. Anyone else out there ?
 

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I have a similar problem, but to be honest no one could hear me very well in my '07 Infiniti FX35 . So maybe it is a problem with all "in car" bluetooth mics?
 

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The stock system kind of sucks. Mine is so bad I just flat out stopped using it.

Planning on upgrading to a Pionner double din system so hopefully that will improve the use of bluetooth.
 

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The sound quality is mediocre, which is typical in these systems.
 

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Hmmm, not so sure this is normal. My son just bought an XV and all the calls from him so far have been much better than calls from our OB.
 

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Little voice vs big voice makes a big difference.

However if your like my wife the fix is easy. Close the windows, turn the full blast fan down before you make a call. LOL yes I have no idea why she does that.
 
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