2010 GMC Terrain: Monogamous?
April 01, 2010
I think my iPod and our 2010 GMC Terrain have formed an exclusive bond. I always thought my iPod was an open kind of guy, free-wheeling, fast-and-loose with the USB connections, never tied down, never settling. A confirmed bachelor. Though now I think I might have misjudged him.
Here's what happened: I'm in a BMW and I've got my iPod hooked up through the USB and everything's great. Then I hop into a Ford, SYNC it up and still, we're golden. Then I'm all up in a Honda and we're, again, good. Then I'm in the GMC Terrain and, again, listening just fine.
And then I go to a different BMW. the iPod's dead. I can't scroll through music, I can't access the main screen, the only option I have is random, and then there are only five (5) songs. I take it back home and try connecting to my computer, and two iPod docks-- nothin'. I'm sure, at this point, I need a new one. I try it in two more BMWs, two Fords and a mystery vehicle! All for naught.
But then, last night, I heaved out the iPod again and plugged it into the Terrain expecting to hear my new five favorite songs only to see that EVERY SONG IS AVAILABLE! IT'S ALIVE! I unplugged it and plugged it back in with no ill-effects-- all music all the time, baby!
So I scroll through the menu and eject the iPod-- most systems don't have this-- hoping I maybe rushed the extraction last time, and rushed over to another iPod compatible car.
I'm stumped. Thoughts? Suggestions beyond; "don't buy an iPod," "Buy a new iPod," "Drive to MA and get them married."
Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant