Last post on Sep 26, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Acura RDX, SUV
#260 of 293 Re: 3 months in [twwilliam]
Feb 09, 2013 (1:22 pm)
I just took delivery of a 2013 RDX without tech package. I came out of a 2010 TL and have had Acura's forever. To my surprise, while pairing up my iPhone I discovered that you have to select a number to call from the phonebook manually, in other words no voice activation as I had with the TL. What a huge step back this is and honestly its downright dangerous as you have to take your eyes off the road in order to scroll through a phone book and pick out the desired number and then hit the call button. What in the world was Acura thinking about with this set up? Does anyone know if there is a fix for this or a planned software up grade. I have to say that had I known about this before I bought the car, I would not have gotten this car, I would have gotten the Murano,. Big disappointment.
#261 of 293 Re: 3 months in [newro]
Feb 09, 2013 (1:38 pm)
you sure? I have never bothered to do it, but do remember that there are instructions in the manual about setting up your voice tags (or whatever they are called) so that you can use the voice commands.
#262 of 293 Re: 3 months in [newro]
Feb 09, 2013 (1:45 pm)
I may not understand your message. I have the 2013 RDX no tech pkg. I have had it for almost one year. I have an iPhone 4 and after setting up the voice tags, I can call all numbers in my phone book by just speaking the name . Hope this helps.
#263 of 293 Re: 3 months in [texan8899]
Feb 09, 2013 (3:14 pm)
OK yes that is what I was looking for. I saw the voice tag section, does that mean that you have to set up a voice tag for each phone book contact? That could take a while but its better than nothing. How do you call someone that is not tagged using voice only? Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
#264 of 293 Re: 3 months in [newro]
Feb 09, 2013 (7:16 pm)
It is in the book, but I believe that you have to say each name to save it. The bluetooth pulls in the #s, and they get called up 1 at a time, you say/save the name, and move on.
for someone not in the book, pretty sure you can enter it but that would take effort before you drive. Otherwise you have to dial on the phone.
#265 of 293 Re: 2013 RDX tech or no tech - Need advice [texan8899]
Feb 12, 2013 (7:58 am)
Can anyone share what they paid on their 2013 RDX Tech lease.
17800 All in 36mo 12K miles for me.
Wondering if there were better deals out there.
#267 of 293 Second Gear Start/Stop
Mar 04, 2013 (8:21 am)
Can an owner clarify what I read below about the powertrain in manual mode. If I purchase an RDX, when driving in snow, I may want to start/stop in second gear. Is this really possible? In manual mode with my current car, it often shifts automatically from second to first gear when I don't want it to in the snow.
"For improved stop-and-go performance and to prevent "lugging" the engine, the Sequential SportShift transmission will automatically downshift to First gear even though the transmission has been left in a higher gear, as the vehicle comes to a stop. In Manual Mode, when coming to a stop in Second gear, the vehicle will start in Second gear as well."
#268 of 293 add after market power liftgate on a non Tech RDX
Mar 12, 2013 (10:11 pm)
UGh.. I reallly like this car but my wife wants the power lift gate on the back. The tech ver is out of our price range plus i would not pay 4K for it anyway the only thing she would use is the pwr liftgate.
Any have an after market one installed? if so how much?