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Old 09-13-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Sometimes when I start the car the flash drive starts again on the 1st song.
Any suggestions or is this something I just have to live with?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:05 PM   #2
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That's the nature of the beast. If you want continunity you will have to use the bluetooth function and play your music through a music app on your phone or other device. A USB flash drive does not have the software to remember where you were.

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:47 PM   #3
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I have a fix. Using your cellphone, go in a super silent room. Record 3 mins of dead air. Name it (aaaaaaaaaa). This will always be you 1st song. When you enter your car
you will just hit the up track.
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I'm listening to an audio book a loaded onto a USB stick and it has been keeping track of where I stopped listening. Having said that, I only started listening to the book yesterday and shut off and restarted the car about six times. If it's an intermittent problem, I haven't experienced it yet. I have shut the car off both with and without turning the audio system off.

It would be a huge pain if it went back to the beginning of the book every time I shut off the car. A deal-breaker, for sure.

Now, the problem I am having is that every time I start the car I get a message on the display screen asking me if I want to replace the voice recognition with data on the USB stick. I have to hit "No" every single time, as the message doesn't go away after a bit. This is a problem I need to resolve.
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:40 AM   #5
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I'm listening to an audio book a loaded onto a USB stick and it has been keeping track of where I stopped listening. Having said that, I only started listening to the book yesterday and shut off and restarted the car about six times. If it's an intermittent problem, I haven't experienced it yet. I have shut the car off both with and without turning the audio system off.

It would be a huge pain if it went back to the beginning of the book every time I shut off the car. A deal-breaker, for sure.

Now, the problem I am having is that every time I start the car I get a message on the display screen asking me if I want to replace the voice recognition with data on the USB stick. I have to hit "No" every single time, as the message doesn't go away after a bit. This is a problem I need to resolve.
Please keep us abreast on how it is working for you. I'm a big audio book fan and I just gave up on trying to listen to one loaded on a usb drive. It would sometime take up where it left off but more often go back to the beginning. Really annoying.

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Please keep us abreast on how it is working for you. I'm a big audio book fan and I just gave up on trying to listen to one loaded on a usb drive. It would sometime take up where it left off but more often go back to the beginning. Really annoying.
I've been driving the car as usual over the past week or so, with many stops. It has retained my book stopping point every time just as it should. I haven't unplugged the thumb drive, as I suspect it would lose its place, but my wife plugged her phone in the #2 USB port. When I switched the audio source back to port #1, it was still in the spot where I stopped listening.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:11 PM   #7
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Changed out both my flash drives to new ones. So far the issue has not repeated its self.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:02 PM   #8
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Hey ThunderJet

Is the new flash drives still working for you? If so, what brand and size did you get?

I'm experiencing that same problem now. It's intermittent for me, sometimes it remembers sometimes it don't. Not a problem I guess if I'm on a long trip but still it's getting on my nerves. Also sometimes it will automatically switch back to USB when I turn the car on, even if I was listening to satellite before turning off the car.

And on a slightly related topic to anyone else reading, can anyone recommend a "low profile" or 90 degree bent USB stick that I can fit in there with the cover closed?
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Doh, forgot you traded in for a SS, never mind
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I have an ipod that is loaded with music and it always remembers where it was last but I have noticed with these 20 and below temps here in the NY area it will come up and tell me a new device is found and then it will play some random track. once it gets warm in the compartment and the ipod is warmed up also it will play fine if rebooted. I hate that the USB drives cannot stay in there and close the door unless you use a dongle. is anyone else notice this or is it just me???
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:41 AM   #11
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USB Issues

I have a 2017 Maxima. I too am having the same issue as Thunderjet. Very frustrating. I am retired and no longer subscribe to Sirius because I am not in the vehicle as much as I used to be. I really enjoy listening to my own music on a USB flash drive. If the people that do not seem to have any problems, could let the group know what brand of flash drives you are using. That might help others out. I know it should not make a difference but also let us know if it is USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.
I have raised this issue with my local dealer. He did put in a service request to Nissan service. However it has been about six months with no news. Chances are it is not a large concern for Nissan. Which is sad! Every time I get a survey from Nissan or related to the vehicle I continue to mention this problem.
Just looking for some possibilities from other owners who do not seem to have a problem with their USB ports.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:53 AM   #12
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I bought this very small USB drive on Amazon. Monster Digital makes them, and there is also a dual-pack with one of the drives being OTG (both 16G capacity) if you like... this one is 32G. When inserted, it is about 1/2 inch external, very small, and works like a charm in my 16 Plat.

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Thanks mikeg00. Will give them a try. Also going to try a Sansdisk drive also. Heard they are pretty good.
If anyone else has any suggestions, please let the group know.
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Thanks mikeg00. Will give them a try. Also going to try a Sansdisk drive also. Heard they are pretty good.
If anyone else has any suggestions, please let the group know.
I have a sansdisk USB, but I'm experiencing those issues with it forgetting the last track. It's the one with the retractable plug. Your mileage may vary, but those are not immune
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Thanks "Fishlet" for the info. Such a frustrating problem. It should just be a software fix.

I had a 2014 Hyundai Azera and it worked perfectly. I could leave a flash drive in for weeks and it would always continue where it left off.
Hopefully someone has a sure fire fix. Maybe have to get back to burning cd's. UGH!
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Thanks "Fishlet" for the info. Such a frustrating problem. It should just be a software fix.

I had a 2014 Hyundai Azera and it worked perfectly. I could leave a flash drive in for weeks and it would always continue where it left off.
Hopefully someone has a sure fire fix. Maybe have to get back to burning cd's. UGH!
Nice to meet a fellow Azera driver. My older car is a 2007 Azera, I would have got another one but I really didn't care for the current design. I've had it for 10 years and it's the best all around car I've ever had. Time will tell how the Maxima stacks up against it.
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I was dis-appointed when Hyundai decided to stop importing the Azera. They never did promote that car properly. The main reason I got a Maxima was the interior design. It is one of the few cars where it doesn't look like somebody stuck a tablet on top of the dash for a screen. I like the integrated look of the Maxima. I have had Nissan's in the past and they have always been reliable.
Now if we can just fix our audio problem the car would be perfect.
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