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Users report issues across a wide range of vehicles

Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) latest and greates mobile operating system launched last month.  In the last couple weeks as the first devices have become available there have been growing reports of serious bugs.

The latest issues reported have been problems with the phone's Bluetooth connectivity.  According to seven pages of user complaints on Microsoft Answers, the new phones are failing to connect across a wide range of makes and models from various automakers.  Calls over Bluetooth have also been getting dropped or put on hold.

Some users report having successfully used Windows Phone 7.5 devices with their vehicles for months, only to lose support when they upgraded.

So far there's been no word from Microsoft on when a fix may arrive.

In our last piece on Windows Phone 8 bugs, some commenters took issue with our reporting on the problems, arguing they weren't widespread.  DamianRobertJones comments:

I call 'rubbish' on this article.

There are issues, sure, but as far as I can see/am aware it's not serious... yet

And Varun responds:

I agree 100% and this thread seems to point to some very happy people:

Let us know what you think -- should we not cover these issues?  Do you consider them a serious problem?  Would it be unfair to cover the iPhone 5's broken mapsbattery life/wallet-draining data bug, and photograph discoloration, but not report on Windows Phone 8 bugs?  Or does Microsoft deserve some slack since it's still trying to emerge as a serious competitor?  

Have you been affected? Let us know your thoughts, we're listening.

Source: Microsoft Answers

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By apero215 on 11/19/2012 4:13:16 PM , Rating: 2
I put together the following list of devices and cars who's owner's reporting issues connecting with Lumia 920 and 820 phones ( although this looks more of a Windows Phone 8 issue since HTC phone 8X is having the same issue). Most of those can't connect at all, some can connect but having other issues like dropped connections, no phone lists, very bad sound quality...

2006 +- Audi A8L, 2004 - 2010 BMW 5 and 3 series, Kenwood DNX6990HD Navstation + BT, 2012 Honda Oddyssey, Lexus LS460, 2010 Toyota Prius, 2010 Volvo, 2012 Chevy Malibu and 2012 Chevy Equinox, 2012 TomTom VIA 1535TM, Jeep's RHB MyGig 430N Radio, Alpine CDE-133BTcar audio CD receiver, 2012 acura tl, (2012 Ford Mustang GT w/ sync, NissanMaxima 09, 2013 Kia Rio5, Audi A3 (2006) Navigation plus (RNS-E), SubaruForester 2011 and Subaru Impreza 2012, 2011 Dodge Challenger, 2012 Hyundai Veloster, 2012 Jeep WranglerUnlimited, 2011 Ford F150 w/ Gen3 v3.2.2Microsoft SYNC, 2013 subaru impreza, Kenwood DNX6990HD, TomTom Go LIVE 1000,Alpine CDE-HD137BT, 2008 MB ML550,UConnect BT system in 2011 Jeep, 2010 Ford F150 & 2011 Ford Fusion, Jeep Wrangler 430N, Jawbone Era, 2008 E550Mercedes, Mazda CX-7, 2012 4Runner, 2012 Volvo V70 D3, 2011 VW Touareg, DodgeChallenger with Uconnect, Xbox Bluetooth headset, LG HBS 700 and Sony Xplodecar deck, 2013 Kia Rio5 with Microsoft Uvo,

The forums i copied the car and device names are:

The list is real so does the problem

By Smilin on 11/19/2012 4:19:47 PM , Rating: 2
Sorry but I have one of the Sync systems on that list and a 920 with no problems. There is more to this.

By Digeratti on 11/23/2012 10:43:39 AM , Rating: 2
I'm having issues with my Honda Pilot 2012. I can pair my lumia 920 just fine but when playing back music from the Xbox music content there is no artist, album or track information displayed. My previous lumia 900 worked fine using Zune content.

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