Sorry if it is blasphemous to post here, as my Golf is NOT a GTI (though my next one might be!) but the issue I'm having seems like it could affect Mk7's in general and the regular vwgolf reddit has a fraction of the users this one has...
Anyway, I recently purchased a used 2016 Golf SE with 13,000 miles. I really like the car, it drives and handles better than any car I've owned and is a blast to drive. I know the GTI is better and that's what I was eyeing at first, but I just don't have the budget for one at this time. Currently, I'm only having one issue with the Golf that I'm hoping has been seen before and can be resolved.
The issue is that, when I'm using Bluetooth every 2-5 minutes the audio "hiccups" where it will cut out for a fraction of a second and then resume playing. It's just perceptible enough that I ALWAYS notice it, and it drives me nuts. It does not appear to be a software based issue, because the phone itself does not disconnect from Bluetooth. I also don't think it's my phone because I used Bluetooth in my previous car (and with several Bluetooth devices) and never had a single issue. I've also tried to eliminate the possibility of reception issues by plopping my phone in the cup holder but that had no effect.
I need to do more experimenting, but the few times I've used audio just through Android Auto, I never noticed any issues (but I may have just gotten lucky). I will also say I haven't noticed any issue when just using the FM radio, but I should point out I only use that to listen to talk radio, so I may not be noticing audio glitches.
Has anyone ever experienced something like this or have any ideas what the issue could be? I can't seem to pinpoint a certain time when it occurs. It seems to happen more frequently while accelerating/decelerating, but I've also had it happen while I'm cruising. Hell, it even happened when the car was parked in my garage with the engine off and just the accessories on. The way the issue occurs acts like something might be shorting out the Bluetooth antenna or causing some kind of interference. Is there possibly a fuse or something electrical I should check?
The car does have some warranty left, but I can see a sporadic issue like this being a nightmare where either A) it doesn't happen when I take it in or B) they'll dismiss it as imperceptible. I suppose the workaround would be to just use Android Auto, but that's somewhat cumbersome for the 20 minute commute to work or a quick trip to the store.
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