Remember when I was having trouble with a horrible buzzing sound on the other end of calls from our 2012 Honda CR-V? We got it fixed. And it wasn’t a software glitch, electronic interference, or anything else they tried to blame.
After a couple of trips to the dealer to have it checked out, and after telling them that the solution was almost certainly to replace the Bluetooth microphone… They finally listened and replaced the microphone.
And guess what? That instantly solved the problem. This was back in early November, a week or after my initial post. I just didn’t get around to posting an update until now. Best of all, the problem hasn’t recurred.
Another interesting tidbit: When they finally agreed to replace the microphone, it was on backorder. This suggests to me that this is (or at least was) a fairly widespread problem and that they’ve had to replace a lot of these microphones.
It’s also worth noting that, just as I was walking out the door after having the microphone replaced, another guy was coming with the same complaint. The Bluetooth connection in his CR-V sounded great on his end, but there was an awful buzzing sound on the other end…
If you’re having a similar problem then I’d highly recommend pushing the service guys for a microphone replacement. With any luck, they’ll agree to do it and your problems will soon be a thing of the past.
Now if I could just get the new Google Now app to stop hijacking the Bluetooth connection… A guy can dream, right?