I too am having issues with my Bluetooth on my 2018 Odyssey EX-L. I can hear fine, streaming music over bluetooth works great. The complaint comes from people on the other line. They can only hear part of the conversation, tell me that it sounds like I'm in tin can and catch half of my words. I no longer accept calls over bluetooth. Huge safety issue. Dealership cannot fix problem (replaced microphone) and mentioned there is no current fix from Honda. I'm about ready to sell this vehicle and take a $$ hit. Safety is the priority here.I traded my 2013 Touring Elite in late October for a 2018 Elite. Almost from the start I had frequent complaints from people I called using the car's Bluetooth interface that they could not understand what I was saying. I had no problem hearing them clearly. Never had any such problem with my 2008 or 2013 Odyssey. Problem is not due to cell phone signal strength; it occurs in areas of good signal strength and in same areas I had previously made calls on my former Odysseys. Problem cleared up when I switched over to the handset (thanks for that button, Honda!) Even happened when I was talking to 911 and a deputy directly, when I was about 2 miles from a Verizon tower. Switching over to the handset directly eliminated the problem. I complained to the selling dealer and they could not immediately duplicate the problem but said it MIGHT be a defective microphone in the overhead console. I took it in to the dealer and they said they replaced the mic and to try it to see if the problem persisted. It did. The dealer has no clue as to what the problem is (no technical or service bulletins on this problem). I am supposed to take it back to the dealer and leave it with them for a few days to see if they can figure out what the problem is.
I am wondering if any 2018 owners (or even owners of older Odysseys) have experienced a similar problem? Not to wish anyone bad luck, but it would help if someone else has experienced a similar problem and could tell me what was done to alleviate it. :huh:Thanks!
I have many issues with my 2018 Canadian Touring as anyone who reads my posts knows. But this is not one of them. I use my hands free extensively. I’ve even participated in lengthy teleconferences related to my work while driving. I’ve never had a complaint.Any updates on this issue? Every time I get into Odyssey and having to switch to handset or speaker on handset drives me nuts!!
I'm assuming not a lot of Ody owners are using bluetooth or just not conversing on cellphone while driving!!??
Having the same issue with my 2019 exl odyssey and that's what they are trying to say with mine too... had issues for a yr... replaced parts and now are saying its phone carrier.... what carrier do u use? Mine is is cellular samsung s10 did it with my s6 too... so beyond frustrated mine drops the radio am/fm also randomly with calls ect toomy van is headed back to shop today for them to spend more time wasted trying to fix the issue. Honda corporate called me saying it's my cell phone provider and that my phone (iphone X) isn't approved and my sales person should have told me this. ARE THEY KIDDING? Anyone want a 2019 honda odyssey elite?