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#42 of 68 Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon [amauhry]
Jan 29, 2009 (11:50 am)
I got word back this morning from my dealer and he said that the rep at Southeast Toyota said that Toyota acknowledges that there is a problem with the voice recognition system with distinguishing the "nine". He also said that Toyota should have a DVD that will be sent to each 2009 Avalon owner that will fix this problem and said that it will be done around mid-year. I'm not sure that us owners will receive a DVD, I think that you will be notified to come to your local Toyota dealer to have the DVD inserted by their tech to update the software.
One other thing that I learned that should be very helpful for all new 2009 Toyota owners is that there is a site that you can visit to get tutorials on most of the features of the cars. I went to the site today and looked at it briefly and saw that the latest Toyota Avalon is a 2008 and the 2009 model wasn't listed. I don't think this makes any difference. This site is www.toyotaiguide.com. The tutorials seem to be basic but very helpful. I hope this helps everyone.
#43 of 68 Re: Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon [warren35]
Jan 29, 2009 (1:05 pm)
I have an '08 Avalon; however, I believe there is very little difference between the '08 and the '09 especially with regards to this feature. At least I hope so. I will ask my service department about this mid-year. Thanks for the update.
#44 of 68 Re: Voice Recognition Problem with 2009 Avalon [warren35]
Jan 29, 2009 (1:23 pm)
Me again. I just went to the toyotaiguide.com and found that the 2008 was the last listing. The guide was very handy and I was able to find out how to adjust the volume of the phone. It was very loud and annoying.
#45 of 68 Re: 2007 avalon bluetooth "option" [woodya29]
Mar 29, 2009 (2:59 am)
Hi All, I am purchasing a 2006 Avalon Limited and wanted to know if anyone has used this Bluefusion from Scosche. It appears to have just been released based upon the below link
Scoche Press Release for Bluefusion for Toyota
Has anyone used this or taken a closer look? It appears to be a fully integrated Bluetooth device. Also does streaming audio from ipod or MP3
Here are some tidbits from the PR I linked to above.
"Scosche's BlueFusion is easily installed without cutting or splicing factory wiring and can be done with a simple plug-and-play harness. Simply route the microphone where desired and use Scosche's installation instructions to connect the interface. With Scosche's tuneSTREAM (# TZ4) stereo Bluetooth transmitter users can stream audio from their iPod or iPhone directly to any factory stereo connected to BlueFusion.
BlueFusion is designed to interface Bluetooth hands-free (HFP) and streaming audio (A2DP) to a consumer's factory stereo. Scosche's BlueFusion offers advanced capabilities such as caller ID displayed on the factory screen with easy "answer" and "end call" buttons located on the steering wheel controls or assigned buttons of a factory stereo, and voice dialing for a true hands-free solution. Whether listening to a CD or just tuned into a radio station, Scosche's smart interface will switch itself to the correct source to view the caller ID. The interface menu enables users to check missed calls and dialed calls. Scosche's built-in DSP noise and echo cancelling software ensure a crystal clear conversation even in noisy vehicles. "
#46 of 68 Re: 2007 avalon bluetooth "option" [clarence10]
Mar 29, 2009 (4:02 am)
Looks nice, however I would think if your Avy has factory sat radio you would lose that as this interface uses the same port.
#47 of 68 Re: 2007 avalon bluetooth "option" [tjc78]
Mar 29, 2009 (7:59 am)
I am picking the car up in the next couple of days. I am pretty sure it does not have the SAT since when I hit that button a few times, it stayed on AM. I would probably prefer the Bluetooth anyway over satelite given the choice.
Thanks for the heads up.
Have you heard of this company before? Do they make a quality product/
#48 of 68 2009 Avalon bluetooth
Apr 30, 2009 (2:09 pm)
I just picked up my 09 Limited and had mine and my wife's cell phone added to the bluetooth system. I wish there is a easier way to switch phone without going thru layers of voice command menus. Also I could only transfer one contact phone # at a time to the bluetooth system. Is there a way to transfer all my contacts from my cell phone to the bluetooth system all at once?
#49 of 68 Avalon Bluetooth System
May 01, 2009 (5:14 am)
If I understand your first question, you can have an easy switch on your phone programmed to switch back and forth between your phone and your wife's phone. In fact, I went by Verizon and the guy there programmed a quick 2 or 3 step process to switch between phones. I've been told that as far as transferring a bunch of telephone numbers or your entire directory to your Avalon, it depends on what kind of cell phone you have. My daughter has a 2007 BMW and it has a much superior bluetooth system. In her car, she can easily transfer her entire cell phone directory and just turn a dial to select a number to be dialed while driving. It's a dream compared to the Toyota voice recognition system. I digress. I hope that I've been helpful.
#50 of 68 Re: Avalon Bluetooth System [warren35]
May 01, 2009 (7:28 am)
Thanks for answering my questions. The Avalon is my wife's car so the bluetooth in the Avalon is setup to pair with her cell phone as default phone. I also registered my cell phone in the car. If I happen to drive her car, I would have to go a few menu selections to pair up with my cell phone. I don't think I have to do anything on my cell phone to get it paired up with the car system. I am not sure what you meant by switching back and forth between mine and my wife's phone?
I have a Motorazr cell phone and according to the user manual, I can only select one contact to transfer at a time. Even if I could transfer all contacts at once, it still needs some kind of synchronization between the cell phone and car system to keep the directory current. I don't think that feature is available in Avalon. It seems your daughter's BMW has a very good system. Does it automatically sync with the cell phone directory?
I have heard all kinds of negative comments about the Toyota Nav and voice recognition system. That was the reason I chose not to have the Nav system installed and opted for a portable unit (Garmin 255W), which has far better features than the factory systems. You wouldn't believe how hard it was for me to find an Avalon Limited without the Nav system but has the Laser Cruise Control. I did have a few minor problems with the voice recognition system as I tried to program the bluetooth car system. Name like "Gary" was too short to be recognized and I have to really stretch out the name to make the name recognized. It sure made my son's name sound fun when I tried to call him from the car:)
#51 of 68 bluetooth telephones
Jun 21, 2009 (8:26 am)
I just bought a 2009 avalon xls. I do not have a cell phone contract and understand that I need an "unlocked GSM phone with stereo bluetooth."
Can anyone help with phones I can use? Brand and models?