BUG? Navigation System MUTES bluetooth phone call in 2007
Greetings, all. I owned a fully loaded 2005 Prius, which I traded in last year for a 2007 model. I have found a very annoying bug in the 2007 model and I would like to know if someone there can test this in yours.
The bug involves the Navigation System voice overriding an in-progress bluetooth phone call. In the 2005 model, if I was in a call, the nav system would just be silent (no speech) until I hung up. In the 2007, it usually just talks even if I am in the middle of a call, and during the speech, the caller cannot hear anything, and I cannot hear them -- completely muted. This is very annoying.
ANNOYING EXAMPLE: If I start a call, the screen goes to the phone call screen. If I press "Map" to get back to the map (so I can see where I am going while I talk to the caller), pressing that button causes the nav to speak, muting the caller.
There are times when it works like it should (and like the 2005 model did), but I haven't quite figured out what the key is. I *think* it may have to do with if I establish the call (dial) from the Prius screen (which I can't do unless stopped). In that situation, perhaps it will work properly.
But, if I dial a call from my cell phone, or answer a call, the Nav System will just talk and mute the call.
Can someone test this? I have tried this using a Sprint Treo 650, then later an AT&T iPhone. Both have the same problem, so I do not believe it is phone related. (And, again, the 2005 was fine.)
To test -- start up navigation system, then dial a call from your phone handset. Once it connects and you hear it through bluetooth, press the MAP button to switch to the Map screen. Please let me know if this causes your nav system to speak, muting the call.
I had an open ticket with Toyota on this, but they clearly had no idea what I was talking about. My next step is to post a video for them to watch to demonstrate the problem (my local dealers are also unfamiliar with anything involving the nav system).