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Wondering if if anyone has experienced problems with iPod connectivity to the factory head unit. My truck is a 2019 with the Navigation / Fender system, which I've had for about 3 months now.

I have iPods that I leave connected in all of my vehicles, and my Titan is no different. A couple of issues I'm having:

When playing a playlist, I can skip forward or backward to either the next or previous song on the list, or a random song on the list if I have shuffle on.

If I select an artist, and then choose a song by that artist, it will only play that song. When it changes to the next song, it will just be some random song on the iPod. This happens whether I try to skip a song, or whether the song plays until the end. Turning shuffle on or off makes no difference.

The above issue has happened since day 1. I originally thought it might be because I was using an older iPod classic, which isn't "officially" supported according to the manual, so I picked up a 7th gen Nano, and it does the exact same thing. Different iPods, different cables, and have tried both USB ports....same result.

I also get random skipping during playback, which I also originally thought was the iPod classic hard drive going out. This issue only started about a month ago. Turned out it had nothing to do with that iPod classic....same issue with the Nano, different cables, USB ports, etc.

The last one, at least for now, is that shuffle won't stay enabled anymore. It used to, which I'm positive of, since I leave it on all the time. Now, out of the blue, it started turning off every time I start the truck again.

I know the obvious answer is "Take it to the dealer", but I dread doing that. I figure the chances are about 99.99% they can't find any issue and are clueless. Just checking here on the off chance that anyone may have seen these issues, and / or actually got them fixed at a dealer.
 

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Well, it seems that either I'm the only one having these issues, or I'm the only one still using an iPod in my truck.
 

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I bought a 2019 Titan a week ago. I also have an iPod Nano that I transferred from a Dodge Ram and it was working perfectly. I have the fender sound system with 12 speakers in the iPod skips at least once on every song. I have not contacted the dealer yet either. Let me know if you found an answer.
 

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I brought truck in for the first oil change last week, and asked them to look at the iPod issues. They were able to duplicate all of my issues, and contacted Nissan about it. Haven’t heard anything back yet, but will follow up with them tomorrow.

Out of curiosity, can you get your IPod to play all songs from an artist?
 

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You guys aren't alone when having issues with iPods (I have a touch). When I went in for my last servicing I mentioned this to my Service Adviser.

He contacted me via phone and told me that the Infotainment system was not made to support the iPod and thats why I have been experiencing issues with it randomly not working, songs skipping, not detecting the iPod at times and even crashing my Infotainment unit.
 

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Just a quick update.....Nissan is useless in getting this resolved. Dealer has heard nothing back, so I opened a case myself with Nissan. The guy who they've assigned to it calls me every two days to say basically the same thing. "I talked to the dealer, and they are waiting to hear back from our tech dept."

Makes complete sense that the guy from Nissan has to reach out to the dealer, when the issue is really in Nissan's hands, right?
 

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a lot easier to put your music on phone and connect via bluetooth vs. using an iPod. Just saying.
 

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a lot easier to put your music on phone and connect via bluetooth vs. using an iPod. Just saying.
I'm pretty sure that's not point. The fact of the matter is that a modern OEM HU shouldn't have problems like this especially with an iPod.
 

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Not really surprising if it's an older generation iPod
That's what I thought too, so I bought one of the last (7th) generations of Nano. Pretty sure it's the newest iPod you can buy, with the exception of the Shuffle that they still make. It's also listed as a supported version in the owner's manual.

Same exact issues as every other iPod I've tried.

As for using the phone over bluetooth, I'm aware that's an option, but I prefer the iPod. I like the interface better, when it works correctly.

I know that this is a relatively minor issue, and probably doesn't affect tons of owners. In my case, it's just very annoying because I tend to listen to the iPod about 90% of the time.
 

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After almost a month of BS with Nissan, the head unit is getting replaced next week. I don't have high hopes that it will resolve the issues, but at least they are trying something. My money is still on it being a software issue.
 

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A little info I can offer. My ex-wife had a 2015 Nissan Rogue and the iPod connection was always a little Twitchy. Specifically she would leave it connected all the time when she got in the car and started it the iPod would start playing but within a minute it would stop and you would have to disconnect it and reconnect it with the cord to get it to recognize it and work. Nissan dealer told her that's just the way it is never did find a solution.
I have a 2019 Titan with the fender system and while I don't use an iPod or any Apple products I do use Android with Android auto and Bluetooth connections. I only use Android auto through the aux connections. Basically because sometimes I want to have full control of the phone and Android auto makes it work very clunky sometimes. But regarding the sound when I'm connected to the AUX port running Android auto and listening to Google Play Music through the Android Auto Connection which is fed by the AUX port the audio will skip as you call it. I never thought of calling it that more of a buffering issue I thought but calling it a skip like the way a CD used to skip is a great description. On the other hand when I have the phone connected to the truck via Bluetooth only and also not running Android auto the sound is perfect never skips never an issue. Also I think there is a difference in the way the audio sounds. I can't be certain but it's almost like a frequency filter or a buffering or something that makes the music just sound a little different like you're using a difference EQ setting or something.

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Well, the head unit was replaced on Friday, and as expected, that resolved exactly nothing.

Waiting to hear from the Service Manager on what the next step is, but I suspect there isn't one. The question is whether I just give up, or continue to fight with them on principal.
 

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Just put a real headunit in it. Problem solved. I prefer my ipod classic as well as I store high quality mp3s on it and put a real stereo in it to enjoy it. Sound quality over Bluetooth sucks but on a stock stereo it doesn't make a difference on file quality.
 

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Zero interest in an aftermarket head unit. Been there more times than i can count, even so far as working as a car audio installer in a former life. I'm sure it's just another sign of getting old, but I'd much rather stick with the factory unit.

Replacing the head unit won't get me any more features that I'd actually use, it would just fix the iPod issue that Nissan should be fixing. The sound quality is fine with me (again...see "getting old"}, and I rarely use the built in nav. If I'm driving somewhere that I actually need the nav, I use CarPlay and Waze.

Tomorrow I meet the regional technical specialist at the dealer, so we'll see where this goes. Believe it or not, I had to file a complaint with the BBB auto line just to get this much to happen.
 

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I wish you good luck on getting Nissan to fix it. (You'll need it)
 

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Zero interest in an aftermarket head unit. Been there more times than i can count, even so far as working as a car audio installer in a former life. I'm sure it's just another sign of getting old, but I'd much rather stick with the factory unit.

Replacing the head unit won't get me any more features that I'd actually use, it would just fix the iPod issue that Nissan should be fixing. The sound quality is fine with me (again...see "getting old"}, and I rarely use the built in nav. If I'm driving somewhere that I actually need the nav, I use CarPlay and Waze.

Tomorrow I meet the regional technical specialist at the dealer, so we'll see where this goes. Believe it or not, I had to file a complaint with the BBB auto line just to get this much to happen.
Let us know what happens.
 
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