I guess I have to be the one to inform you: we are not Subaru. We are all customers just like you. We are here to discuss DIY solutions. We cannot fix your head unit. Also, getting mad and complaining will do nothing here. We are not Subaru.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.
Thanks for the reasonable reply. It seems to only affect the navigation units.
As far as "fanboy", it was just that, a person who's a fan. Did not mean anything by it. I don't understand how easily people accept having to work for their technology as opposed to having the technology work for them.
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.
The entertainment system needs to be on, yes. However, the issue here is the incessant switch of source to radio and then turning the volume up. If I had the system in USB mode, it should not switch to radio because I turned the engine off. Worse, it should not turn into radio when turning the car back on...especially after the wife drove it and set the volume to 11 as others noted.
You have heard all the known DIY solutions, but you still want other customers to be pissed off about this minor issue. I am not pissed even a little. The volume-to-zero is a complete solution that is faster than turning off the headunit, and that method also works on my OB. I choose not to turn off the headunit because it is slower.