2012-2015 Infotainment SMS/USB Issues Fixed AND Bluetooth Shuffle/Repeat!

RichardCX5

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2014 CX5 Sport Nav (GT) MT 2.2D 150ps
Posted earlier in the Audio section but wanted to post here too in case anyone misses it, as I think it's a pretty big deal! (Apologies to mods if this breaks rules etc and delete it)

Hi all,

Hopefully I'm bringing some amazing news from over the pond here in the UK!

I took my CX-5 to my dealer last week for the well known USB (slow, not remembering track) and SMS (notification of new message but no message appears) issues.

The service advisor showed me the recently-updated TSB regarding the USB issues and suggested a new head unit was the fix. I had the new unit fitted, and I was happy that all the issues are now fixed. Messages load correctly (I'm on an iPhone so I know I can't reply) and USB music (via my iPhone or USB drive) loads fairly quickly and remembers it's place)

But that's not even the best news...

I've just discovered that my new head unit is able to switch on repeat and shuffle via Bluetooth!! I've just tested it and I'm able to repeat one song, shuffle an album or shuffle all music from my iPhone, all via the head unit!

To say I'm thrilled is an understatement! This was probably my biggest issue with the car.
I'm guessing Mazda aren't making a big deal of it to avoid queues at the dealerships, or perhaps it's a new fix (the TSB was dated March 18, 2016).
Mods, please copy this to the relevant Mazda 3, 6 forums etc (I'm not sure which models exactly the NB1 TomTom head unit appeared in)

Hopefully we can all finally get proper functionality from the system!
 

jaggrey

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2014 Mazda 6
Wow this is awesome news! I'm sure it would cost me since my warranty is already gone in my Mazda 6. Do you have a link to the TSB?


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hek8560

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Mazda,CX-5,2015,TOURING
Wow this is awesome news! I'm sure it would cost me since my warranty is already gone in my Mazda 6. Do you have a link to the TSB?


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It is cover by the powertrain warranty, I think you are good to go.
 

hek8560

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Mazda,CX-5,2015,TOURING
The head unit is covered by the powertrain warranty? I figured it would be covered with the bumper to bumper one.

NVM, it is cover by bumper to bumper warranty, I only see limit warranty so I misunderstand.