williamsji· Premium Member
2017 CRV Touring - Pearl White w Black Interior
Vehicles are a sub-optimal place to use USB connectors and ports actually. They don't like vibrations or bumps that are common as you drive down the road and can cause momentary poor connections which some electronics takes as a hard fault and won't retry the connection when it fails.. until you unplug them and plug them back in again.I have a 2019 Honda CRV EX L, and the 1.5A port (the port inside the center console on the driver's side) intended for Android Auto or Apple Carplay (I use Android Auto) is easy to disconnect the phone (Android Auto) with just a slight touch or movement of the USB-cable.
I have a new USB cable, and the car is new so the disconnections should not come from overuse. It appears this may be a Honda design flaw or bad part given that many others have posted this same issue. I suppose I can start by contacting the Honda Dealer to discuss this issue and see what can be done, and get it reported in the Honda database of issues (hopefully they have this). If anyone has a solution or experience with the Dealer, please share. This is a frustrating issue I never expected to encounter with a Honda product, let alone a new 2019 CRV.
And.. as already noted by others.... different phones have different quirks and sensitivities to any induced mechanical disconnects between port and cable. iPhones are pretty resilient in this regard in my experience, not so much with Android Phones. And in general... Android OS seems to be less resilient where cable connections are concerned.
Personally, I never use the USB ports in the car, I use a plug-in dual port that plugs right into one of the 12V accessory plugs... and it also includes a volt meter so I can keep an eye on how the vehicle is managing it's dual charge battery circuit (which under light loading and low speed city driving... tends to keep the battery undercharged by about 20%)