A couple of years ago, I made a $600+ investment to "upgrade" my 2005 CR-V with a Pioneer AVH-x3700BHS. It was purchased new through Crutchfield and professionally installed. About six months ago, I started having issues with it. Now it's essentially non-functional. Whenever it's cold (as in 65 or below) the radio will not work. If my headlights are on, the physical buttons on the radio will light up, but the touch screen stays off and the radio will not boot up. SOMETIMES if I'm lucky, the radio will come up after it has warmed up some outside, but usually what happens is it will turn on, turn off, turn on, turn off. Or, after a cycle of turning on and turning off, the touch screen will freeze and I'll have no control over the radio.
My main issue/beef here is that this is not just a problem with my model: do a quick Google search and you'll see that MANY Pioneer radios are affected by this issue. To make matters worse, Pioneer is showing absolutely no accountability with this widespread issue. Want to fix the issue or replace it? Out of pocket expense for you!
Personally, I will never buy another Pioneer product.
I just wanted to give everyone here a quick heads-up in case any of you are looking to replace your factory radio. My advice would be that you look outside of the Pioneer family.
Anyone have recommendations for dependable radios that AREN'T Pioneer brand? Would love to hear them, since I'm in need of a new radio now.