Last fall, I shared a couple of reader stories about problems with the Entune system freezing, crashing, and/or rebooting on its own. In the time since then, I’ve heard from many others with similar problems, but…
Until recently, I hadn’t experienced any such problems. Sadly, that’s changed. In the past month or two, the system has flat-out frozen a couple of times, and I’ve also experienced the occasional, and seemingly random, reboot. I’ll just be driving along and the screen will go blank and the system will reboot. Weird.
As for handling the freezes… You can reset the system by pressing and holding the power/volume knob for a few seconds until it powers down and reboots. From there, everything has worked okay, though I know a few people have said that they have to turn off and restart the car to get the Entune system working again.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to pin down a cause. It doesn’t seem to coincide with Bluetooth linking, phones calls (incoming or outgoing), SMS text messages, GPS navigation events, etc. Rather, it seems pretty random — which makes it nearly impossible to troubleshoot.
And yes, as far as I can tell, I’m running the latest version of the Entune software, and the problems didn’t just start happening after an upgrade. It just sorta came out of nowhere. Bummer.
As always, please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section, below.