2008 Odyssey Touring - HandsFree Link voice recognition issues
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Thread: 2008 Odyssey Touring - HandsFree Link voice recognition issues

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    2008 Odyssey Touring - HandsFree Link voice recognition issues

    Just picked up a used 2008 Odyssey Touring and, after setting up the HandsFree Link with my wife's phone, have noticed that the system absolutely will NOT recognize a name when trying to initiate a call. When I hit the button to make a call and give it the name, all I get is a "Pardon?" and then something to the effect of "it doesn't understand". I finally just gave up trying to dial by name.

    Is this a normal thing that is just poorly executed on these vans? I have a 2011 Ford Flex that has no issues at all and also had a 2013 Santa Fe Sport that worked like a charm. Love the van, but a little disappointed in this "flaw".

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    I have 08 touring with these options, our first time. It happened to me because I was using the button wrong. After trying it using the book directions it worked out fine. I was pressing at the wrong time or too many times. Also some names are hard to recognize due to its pronunciation. Try something simple like JJ for testing and then delete it. It might be the way you are saying it or resonance. It also happens when dialing a number... It has problems with 6, 8, etc. Took me some time to figure out "correct" way. No problems after that.
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    I'll have to look at that. I tested it by trying to call myself, "Brian". It could figure that one out once. Tried dialing by my number using the same process (button press sequence) and it picked that up fine.

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    If I recall, you have to upload your address book into the van before the system will recognize any names, which was always a little buggy for me but I usually ended up getting it to work. I don't think it recognizes the names in your address book directly from your device.
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    You are correct, but I uploaded the contacts already.

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