the same thing will happend with my iPod touch. i have to disconnect and reboot the touch. IMO the USB port and iPod navigation are not ready for prime time.lutherm07 said:My Equinox is a month old now, and i use a USB flash drive with my music on it. My USB port has not quit working, however i have noticed that every now and then (2-3 times now) it will not recognize my flash drive. I have to take the flash drive out and re-plug it in for it to acknowledge it. Works fine then...
If a car has an iPod adapter it should work with all ipods all the time. Apple is getting paid to have their logo in the owners manual all of their iPods should work. I had a 3rd generation ipod first that one would only play albums in alphabetical order not by track number. So I switched to a touch. Which works better but it far from perfect. Before my switch i complained to Apple, my dealer and Chevy customer service. NO ONE CARED. Few could even grasp the problem. So before you call me ignorant don't forget to include Apple and GM in that statement for first.SnowItch said:Every device that has been mentioned on this forum, I have had difficulties connecting to computers and Macs. Certain devices have required reboots, uninstalling software, removing devices through control panel, etc. Heck, I even had to re-install the operating system on one computer (a Mac) to get it to recognize a USB device (that it has previously recognized). It wasn't a big deal because I was going to upgrade anyway, but the point is that usb devices do stop working on many different platforms.
Are they ready for prime time? Or perhaps the shear number of interfaces and options makes the task of working with every device and every version of firmware a daunting task (how many revs of FW do you think Apple/MS have released since the code was put in place for the USB interface).
I'm sorry but statements like "not ready for prime time" simply show your ignorance of the environment and the complexities of programming an operating system and interface. None of them are perfect. They all require reboots.
The GM interface is no better or worse than anything else out there. Go browse any forum for any device that plugs into a USB interface, and you'll find people having issues.
In this case, I actually give GM credit. They issued a bulletin on expected behavior interfacing with the USB port and state right up front that not all iPods will work correctly with their interface (I've seen reports that there are actually some licensing things with Apple that prevent some things from working).
The following devices may be connected to the USB port and controlled by the infotainment system. . iPod's . USB Mass Storage Devices Not all iPod's or USB Mass Storage Devices are compatible with the infotainment system.
No I didn't read the link. I assumed the information was available there, but my point is it should be made easier to find.SnowItch said:That is why my post included a link to an additional document from GM that provides the additional detail you are looking for. Did you read that? Your post is well thought out and makes some excellent points, but you don't give GM any credit for trying to do what you suggest. Information on what electronic devices will and won't interface with a USB port should never be put into an owner's manual, because the list is constantly changing due to FW updates, etc. (and owner's manuals are rather static documents). In my opinion, GM did the right thing and issued a technical bulletin describing what would, and woud not, work. GM does need to do a better job getting the information to people, but if you and Dawgdaes had read it (again, that is why I included a link), we wouldn't still be conversing about this.
I didn't call it an iPod jack. I simply said "an iPod jack is a big feature to a lot of people" - alot of other car companies ARE calling them "iPod Jacks" (or more specifically "Interface System for iPod®")SnowItch said:Can we please agree to stop calling it an iPod jack. I know iPod users think that the entire world should revolve around their choice of mp3 player (iPhone users are even worse), but the simple fact is that there are many more players out there. Yes, right now, the iPod has the majority of market share (but it is falling), but the interface in the Nox/Terrain and SRX is simply an USB port. That usb port provides an interface to a select set of electronic devices, one of which happens to be certain models of iPods.
Please let me know how it goes at the dealer. Feel free to contact me in the meantime with any questions. Thank you.vice86 said:Anyone get there's to work again?
I'm bringing mine in on Saturday. It was originally my father's vehicle and when I tested my iPhone on it, it worked no problem. Now the USB doesn't work, the AUX jack doesn't work, hitting AUX on the stereo does nothing either. I was pretty excited about this feature now that he gave me his Terrain and got another vehicle but I'm still stuck using my FM Transmitter.
Protip: If you use an FM Transmitter...unscrew the antenna from the roof. You'll get a much better/clearer signal!
The tech told me it didn't throw out any DLC's to them and that all they can tell was that plugging in a USB or Aux cable wasn't kicking it into AUX mode like it should. I showed them the AUX button on the radio doing nothing. They're ordering a new radio on Monday since the place they needed to call was closed.Chevrolet Customer Svc said:Please let me know how it goes at the dealer. Feel free to contact me in the meantime with any questions. Thank you.
Tricia, GM Customer Service.
As stated previously, keep us posted with your progress. Feel free to contact me directly if you need further assistance. Thank you.upstater said:The plot thickens. I called GM to get a list for 2012. Customer service did not have one. First they refered me to my dealer whom I already called and has no clue. But, customer service referred me to my owners manual. Low and behold, there is was. The Nano Gen2 is in the manual as a working usb device. Time to visit the dealer and plug this little device of torture into another 2012 on the lot.
My Zune does that after about every 10 minutes. My Iphone 4 hasn't had any problems. But I have noticed that when I hit the fast forward button it just continues to fast forward uless I change the source. The radio gets unresponsive.lutherm07 said:My Equinox is a month old now, and i use a USB flash drive with my music on it. My USB port has not quit working, however i have noticed that every now and then (2-3 times now) it will not recognize my flash drive. I have to take the flash drive out and re-plug it in for it to acknowledge it. Works fine then...