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Fixing the Radio by Putting It on a Time-out - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2015 in Volkswagen
imageFixing the Radio by Putting It on a Time-out - 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.com experiences a weird glitch in the infotainment system of its long-term 2015 Volkswagen GTI.

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Comments

  • Yep, this is why I prefer either a simple, button heavy (non-"smart") system or a full out Android System where these bugs get fixed and can be updated OTA. Once this happens out of Warranty, what do you do? Probably a $150 Dealer "firmware upgrade" fee?
  • 7driver7driver Posts: 145

    Yep, this is why I prefer either a simple, button heavy (non-"smart") system or a full out Android System where these bugs get fixed and can be updated OTA. Once this happens out of Warranty, what do you do? Probably a $150 Dealer "firmware upgrade" fee?

    Does the 2016 MIB-II head unit get free OTA firmware updates?
  • Reminds me of the the response GM gave many years ago to Bill Gates statement about GM being slow to keep up with technology. Very funny but the last one is exactly what we are doing now.

    Microsoft vs. General Motors

    At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.

    In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

    For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

    Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

    Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

    Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

    Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

    The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "General Protection Fault" warning light.

    The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

    Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

    Every time GM introduced a new car, car buyers would have to learn to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

    You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
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