2015 Porsche Macan S: Infotainment Issues
November 21, 2014
The last time I drove our 2015 Porsche Macan S, I ran through my usual regimen. Plug in the iPhone, adjust the seats and mirrors and go. A few minutes into my drive, I decided to pair my phone so I wouldn't have to text a friend while driving. No problem. A minute or two later I was yacking away with my brother from another mother. Once the call was over, I switched back to listen to the music on my iPhone. That's when the problem started.
The music started up but then stopped a short time later. The Macan's infotainment screen went blank, then it restarted with the logo pictured above. Then the radio started playing. I went to switch back to the iPhone but it didn't even show up in the media list.
I unplugged the phone then plugged it back in. The phone responded with the typical buzz and showed it was charging, but I still couldn't select it as an audio source. Then the screen went blank again and started up.
I thought it best to not even plug in the phone again and listened to the radio. Then poof. Blank screen, restart. It seemed to me that it was doing this on a regular basis so I timed it. It was two minutes between failures. Not around two minutes, though, EXACTLY two minutes. I even unpaired (is that a word? It is now, I guess) my iPhone but that had no effect.
The same two-minute rule appeared in the morning drive into the office, too, so there's one thing we'll need to have checked at the dealer.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 9,150 Miles