View Full Version : MP3 player crashes sound system

05-13-2012, 06:58 AM
I've had my 2012 Yaris for 3 weeks, and a handful of times, while listening to MP3 files on a USB thumb drive, the system will shut off. When I turn it back on, it is in AM mode, which tells me the computer crashed, and lost its volatile memory. This only happens between songs, never during, so (as a software developer) I wonder if the file searching app has a bug.

Any other experiences?

Back to the dealer? UGG...

05-14-2012, 11:19 AM
Do a demo of the failure and make them give you a new head unit. There's no good reason you should have to mess around with a brand new car. That's why you buy new so you don't need to screw around with this kind of thing...

05-14-2012, 03:05 PM
the problem is intermittent, doesn't happen all the time. the worst problem to get a dealer to own up to under warranty...

05-16-2012, 12:00 PM
get a video of it happening then. Any decent dealer will believe what you say if you treat them respectfully.

05-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Have you tried formatting the HD?

Is it a particular song or doesn't matter,

Just curious,

makes me wonder what the classification of the files are that the head unit recognizes.

Like on an Android as long as the mp3 is in a "ringtones" forlder the phone recognizes it.

05-16-2012, 03:03 PM
I have formatted it, but can do it again. 6 GB is a lot of files. I set it up quite flat, with 4 basic folders (folk, rock, jazz, zappa). Doesn't crash on any particular song, but always between songs. Manual says it will go 100 folders deep. Not my issue...

05-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Cool, just curious, thanks. :)