Hello from Phillip. I have a 2018 Crosstrek Limited, all the bells and whistles, it came with the Harmon Kardon "info-entertainment system". When I first got my new Crosstrek, everytime I started the vehicle the info-entertainment system i.e. "radio" would automatically turn on. Most annoying. Harmon Kardon in conjunction with Subaru of America addressed this problem, as there were a lot of unhappy Subaru owners. And btw, this problem is with all Subaru vehicles with this system for 2018 model year and forward. There is a "re-programming" of the system available to all Subaru owners (free of charge) from your local dealership. Once re-programmed, you will no longer have this issue. Had mine re-programmed, hot dam, took care of the problem. Having said that, please be aware that you still need to turn the "radio" off by holding the left hand button in for 5 seconds before you turn the engine off to disengage the radio so that it will not turn on automatically when you turn on the engine the next time.Our radio automatically turns on when we start our 2020 Crosstrek...is there a way to disable this feature so that the radio does not automatically turn on?
Also, this problem with the info-entertainment system was a "recall" from Subaru and Harmon Kardon and you should have been notified. If not, then enlighten them. LOLBTW, Subaru of America and Harmon Kardon was well aware of this problem and did nothing about it until their "info-entertainment" systems started going "south" on them and they couldn't ignore the problem any longer. It took long time Subaru owners to stand up and make them "fix" the problem.
Hey let me know how it turns out for you.Also, this problem with the info-entertainment system was a "recall" from Subaru and Harmon Kardon and you should have been notified. If not, then enlighten them. LOL
Exactly why most people complained, if you forgot to turn down the volume before turning the engine off, the next time you turned on the engine you would get blasted. Not fun when you're not expecting this to happen at 5 AM in the morning.Interesting read. I am one that does not mind that radio being on when I start up. However, I do wish that the radio would not start at the last volume. That is quite annoying at 4am to have the volume cranked. Yes, I know, I should simply turn it down before I hop out of the car, but often I forget. I do not which car it was, but I do recall having a car system that would set the radio at a low volume for startup. That would be a neat feature.
Think of it as "retro" - you know, like the knob on the old car stereos that you had to turn anticlockwise until it clicked or the radio would come on the next time you started the car... 😸I guess that mre it just becomes a learning curve. Have to turn down the volume before shutting the car off. I am getting better at.