IT WORKS!!!Press the volume button and ...HOLD.
The screen shuts off and won't start on ignition, until you push the volume button again. So POWER OFF is PRESS/hold, POWER ON. is press to start radio/screen apps.
Wife found this in the Ownres Manual...?
Hey Meeps, hope all is good!Doesn't work for the 2019 Outback.
This is an issue on the 19s too. It is the biggest complaint I have about my 19 OB. DUMB design.
I believe it's one's perspective that justifies whether something is a real "issue" or not. Perhaps I am mistaken but my '19 doesn't seem to do this, or I have never noticed. I must admit that I haven't yet read this whole thread but I'm sure if there was something that was not working as it should you would take your car back to the dealer for their input. My Smartfortwo starts at "11" even though I set it to restart at the last volume setting. Dam annoying when I move it after my daughter has driven it!.
Quit pretending this is not a real issue.
Wow, how long did it take you to write that? The total time I have spent over the last two years turning down the volume knob is less than the time it took you to write that post.First, let me say that this forum has beed a great resource and I thank everyone for all the knowledge and community you provide. Now, for my rant..
I have read through this entire thread in disbelief. How can there be 4 pages of fanboys defending such a ridiculous system?
To recap: (2019 model for me): turn engine on - radio blasts at a random volume. This happens even if the radio was off, muted, or playing a different source when the car was turned off. When listening to anything other than radio, and the engine is turned off - source is switched to radio, then volume is set at random volume until the driver's door is opened.
This is a major flaw in the system. Sorry, turning volume to 0, setting SiriusXM to station 0, buying aux input ports, are not fixes. This behavior is also not normal. If I was playing music from a USB source, the radio should be in that USB source when turned back on, with the volume back to where it was. No excuses. Even my old $200 BOSS aftermarket head unit did this, even the radio from a 1992 Impreza did this (and still functions like this, after decades of use).
Quit pretending this is not a real issue. If my radio was off WHILE DRIVING, it should not turn itself back on because I made the mistake of turning the engine off before opening a door! Seriously, can anyone explain why when I turn the engine off I should be at the ready to mute the radio because it will turn itself back on as if being possessed by SiriusXM?
Are you expecting me to always have to turn back to Sirius XM station 0 after listening to FM to keep this from happening? This is ridiculous.
Is it a lot of work turning the volume to 0 every **** time I need to turn the engine off? No. But neither is sending an issue report https://www.subaru.com/customer-support.html
Most importantly, why did I pay over $2k for this? This is a software glitch and a serious one, when that button breaks because it’s been used more than designed, you go ahead and drive a car everywhere with ads from Sirius XM blasting everywhere you drive and pretend it’s a first world problem. These cars should be functional 20 years from now, and having to have these ridiculous workarounds because the company you put on a pedestal should not have to spend 15 minutes fixing a software bug is ridiculous.
If you all fanboys love Subaru so much, do us all a favor and complain about this. Subaru can’t fix the problem if they don’t know about and this can be resolved with a simple software update. Workarounds should not be a solution to a brand new vehicle with a problem that has been around for 4 years. Workarounds are just that, workarounds, the software needs to be fixed.
Took me less time to write that post than all the ridiculous replies repeating the same "fix" and stating that people should just accept it for what it is. Notice my post was not about the entertainment issues, but the attitude others have towards people having problems. Telling someone to live with it is not helpful, and pretending the issue doesn't exist just because you found a workaround is just as bad.Wow, how long did it take you to write that? The total time I have spent over the last two years turning down the volume knob is less than the time it took you to write that post.
Thanks for the reasonable reply. It seems to only affect the navigation units.I will join you in that there are a lot of "features" I could do without and just turning them off each and every time I start the car is ridiculous.
Still not sure if "Fanboy" is complimentary or an insult.
That is concerning. I have a cheap VW and none of this nonsense happens. Whatever the source I have the system set to (and volume) that's what it comes back to.This happens in my 2019 Outback 2.5i. I'm going to use the Preset 0 method to "solve" it. It also happens in my wife's Mercedes GL400 and my father's Porsche Panamera.
My guess - and it's only a guess - is that the system needs to be on for some of the warnings in place for legal liability reasons, displayed whenever the car is started.