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#128 of 191 Downloading contacts from phone to car
Jun 24, 2012 (9:43 pm)
I have a 2011 Sonata. My phone had so many contactst it jammed the car's bluetooth. Hyundai said i had to get second phone with less contacts and pair yhat phone. Does anyone know how many contacts thecar's phonebook will allow? Thx!
#129 of 191 Re: Bluetooth Sound Quality? [wd8lee]
Jul 11, 2012 (12:38 pm)
I have a 2012 Sonata Limited 2.0T and just had the software upgraded by the dealer and am STILL having the same call quality issues. I hear people just fine on my end but everyone says that I sound muffled, tinny and garbled. The dealer checked it out when they did the software upgraed but still the same issue. I have 5K miles on the car and drive a ton and need to use my phone while I drive. I have reverted back to using my corded headset but then I have to pair the phone again to stream my music, BIG pain in the butt! ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#130 of 191 Re: Sonata 2012 - unable to use handsfree [azuresky]
Jul 24, 2012 (1:25 pm)
Did you ever find a solution? I'm having that same trouble. Thanks.
#131 of 191 Re: Sonata 2012 - unable to use handsfree [mdulay]
Jul 24, 2012 (2:28 pm)
Sort of and it was purely accidental. I found a tear in the seat cover of the driver's seat. I took it in to have it replaced and they had to take the whole seat out to replace it. When they did, they must have disconnected all the wiring that was attached to the seat and in doing so, they disabled all of the electrical system. When I got the car back, I had to reset the radio presets and the time. The announcement upon transfer of my contacts used to scream at me, "TRANSFER COMPLETE!". It actually hurt my ears and was irritating to say the least. Well, after the seat cover repair, the announcement is back to normal and I can now hear the people that I am talking to. I am not sure that they hear my all that well but at least now I can hear without having to jack up the volume. I had asked if they could do a reset to factory settings & they told me that was not possible so maybe a disconnect of your battery terminal cable might do the trick. It's worth a try. I have other issues but that is another post and I am looking in to the Lemon Law.
#132 of 191 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Gear switching problem
Jul 24, 2012 (2:41 pm)
I have had problems with the gear shifter jamming and not moving when I try to get it in to park. This has happened to me twice. The first time they tried to blame it on me saying that I had the litter bag handle slipped on to the gear shifter. The second time that it happened, there was nothing on the gear shifter. I tried to shift it in to other gears but it would only slip in to neutral. I shut off the car but then it could not get it started again because it was not in park and yes, my foot was firmly planted on the brake pedal. After playing around with it for a while, I was finally able to get it in to park. I took it back to the dealership and they diagnosed it as a problem with the brake light switch. They said that it wasn't acting up enough to show up on the diagnostic the first time that it happened. A week later, the downhill function light came on. I stopped the car, shut it off and restarted it. The light went out but a few days later, it happened again. I drove it in to the dealership with the downhill function light still lit on the dash. This time they blamed it on the brake light switch. My problems with this car have been a hole in the driver's seat, gears not shifting properly, bluetooth not synching correctly, and inconsistent gas consumption. I am considering invoking the Lemon Law. I have made a request for arbitration and I am waiting to hear back from the dealership.
#133 of 191 Bluetooth compatability with T-Moblie Sparq
Oct 14, 2012 (5:07 pm)
I recently purchased a 2012 Sonata Limited with Nav. Pkg. and I love the car! The car will load my T-Mobile Sparq contacts and I can receive calls handsfree but to place a call it will recognize numbers I call out to dial but will not recognize names called out. The Sparq uses 2.1 EDR connectivity. I have been to two dealers and they said I must use iPhones! What is my option other than an iPhone?
#134 of 191 Re: Bluetooth compatability with T-Moblie Sparq [jesse40]
Oct 15, 2012 (3:42 pm)
I have a T-Mobile Android smartphone and have no such issues.
One thing to try with your current phone...when you say the name of the contact you are trying to call, speak it as last name then first name...for example "Call Smith John" instead of "Call John Smith". I am assuming you have your contacts loaded with entries in both the first name and last name fields in the phone's phonebook.
There have been reports that the Hyundai system works as last name/first name. In my phone, I put the entire name as the first name which allows me to say "Call John Smith" in my Sonata. You could also put a "test" entry in the phonebook with the entire name as the first name and see if that works for you as well.
#135 of 191 update cell phone numbers in bluetooth
Nov 24, 2012 (3:48 pm)
I have a 2011 sonata. I paired my cell phone when I got it in Oct. 2011. Since then, I have added and/or deleted numbers in my cell phone. But they don't show up in Bluetooth in my car. That seems odd to me. I would think since I connect to my cell phone, that whatever numbers I have in there should show up. How do I fix this? Thx
#136 of 191 Garmin GPS Units not working in Sonata 2012
Nov 24, 2012 (6:29 pm)
I purchased two different Garmin units. Neither one will give me a traffic report because it does not get a signal. It can tell me how to get to any location using the GPS function but no traffic reports. What's wrong?
#137 of 191 Re: Bluetooth compatability with T-Moblie Sparq [ryster]
Nov 24, 2012 (10:03 pm)
On my Blackberry Bold my wife's Sonata (2013) has no problem with my saying first name, last name even though they are stored separately in my contact list.
One little annoyance is that my Blackberry refers to a work number as "work" but the Sonata calls it "office." Easy to remember though.