I just called my dealer to ask about this. They had to research it and get back to me, which they did.
They say the feature cannot be disabled. They also said this is new to the 2018 models, so anyone who gets a 2018 Outback with Starlink can look forward to this issue.
On the up side, it is really nice being able to roll up the windows AFTER turning off the car. With my '14 Outback, you cannot operate the power windows after turning off the car. Most other cars I've owned give you a minute or so with electrical power after shutting off the engine, so you can roll up the power windows.
It's absurd to think one must do that, go to XM Channel 0, etc, every time one leaves the car - ridiculous IMO.I agree this would be annoying, but if you can turn down the volume before shutting off the car and the volume stays low, seems pretty minor, albeit undesirable. Of much greater concern would seem to be the numerous reports of headunit freezing and non-functionality!! As jnmarshall advises, report it to Subaru - we on the forums are aware and in agreement already.
It’s not. You simply go to sxm channel 0 one time and if you are like me who does not use the radio at all but only uses CarPlay, then it works perfectly. It simply goes to the last radio used.It's absurd to think one must do that, go to XM Channel 0, etc, every time one leaves the car - ridiculous IMO.
Ah, I see.It’s not. You simply go to sxm channel 0 one time and if you are like me who does not use the radio at all but only uses CarPlay, then it works perfectly. It simply goes to the last radio used.
To that I agree. They do need to fix this. Im going in tomorrow for some follow up work to the dealer and I will bring it up again. If they have something new, I’ll report.Ah, I see.
The fact that this fix only works if you don't use the radio makes it useless to me (many). My conclusion, regrettably, remains it's a poorly thought out, .bad system
You have to have the newest firmware. Unless it was updated within the last couple of weeks it's unlikely you have the new firmware.No it wont . New 18 Premier Outback I push and hold down button it still comes on when I turn it off and stays on till I open the door , plus Navigation screen stays on till I open the door . When I turn it off I want everything off and there doesn't seem to be a way of doing that. Aggravating !!
CarPlay doesn't work via Bluetooth, except in a very limited number of cars (no Subarus). This isn't a Subaru specific issue. Now if Subaru would keep the USB port activated when the ignition is turned off, until either the driver's door is opened or the timeout is reached (just like the radio itself does), then CarPlay would most likely continue playing.Carplay truly sucks as the way Subaru implemented it. Why can't you play through BT still? Maybe someone else in the car is providing the audio source and you still want to use Apple or Google Maps. Maybe you just want to charge your phone while playing something from BT audio? So stupid.
My radio never comes on. It’s always set to Bluetooth, and if the phone is playing something, that comes on, otherwise it’s the Bluetooth source screen and nothing else.I just got a 2019 Outback Limited. This radio thing is an absolute nightmare. Has anyone had any success at all keeping the radio powered off? I never listen to the radio, and I mean never. Only my own music through flash drive, iPod, or even CD. Please help!!!!!!