Does lack of a volume knob bother you?

Discussion in 'Honda' started by PHEV Newbie, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Ray L.

    Ray L. New Member

    I have a question. My Clarity steering wheel volume control works by pressing up/down ends to change the volume. My 2016 Civic can do that plus you can change the volume as you run your thumb along the ridges in between the raised ends.

    How do your Clarity steering volume control work ?
  2. WantEV

    WantEV Member

    You have to click buttons in clarity. No sliding.
  3. I want the radio to be off *NOW*. If I'm in a noisy car with conversations that I want to hear, it would be terribly rude to yell out "Car! Turn off the radio!" when other people are talking. There are many other cases, sirens and drive-thrus come to mind, that I want the radio off right now.

    Yes, I'm anal.
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  4. Yes, the Off Button works, but it's smallish and laggy so I sometimes end up poking it twice and turning the radio back on.

    The other time that Off Button *doesn't* work is when you first turn on the car and the radio is blarring and you want to turn it off. There's definitely a delay before the button begins working.
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  5. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

    After 2 weeks driving in the Clarity PHEV, I have gotten used to using the steering wheel volume buttons.

    Just like any other radical changes, it takes a little getting used to.

    When I got into the Land Rover / Jaguar line, I found getting used to the rotary transmission shifter took about a month before I had to relearn my muscle memory from reaching for a vertical gear shift handle.
  6. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Active Member Subscriber

    Just yesterday, after driving the Clarity for eight months, I turned the wipers on high in my garage instead of switching to drive. So far I haven't yet slapped the cupholder in my CR-V instead of using the stalk.
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  7. Olimpia

    Olimpia Member

    I actually prefer NOT having a volume knob. One of the my favorite features of the Clarity is the interior look and how modern and minimal it looks. Having a volume know would break that symmetry and simple look. I find using the volume controls on the steering wheel much better and safer.
  8. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

    Yes, agreed!
    I sort of wish the climate temp knob would also go away in favor of using the large infotainment screen soft buttons....
  9. occphv

    occphv New Member

    That doesn't bother me at all, in fact, I like how clean it looks without any knobs/buttons/etc.
    The volume control buttons on the wheel are quite good and I don't need to turn the volume all the way up/down since most of the time it stays around 6 to 12.
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  10. JD's EV

    JD's EV New Member

    I could live with the lack of volume knob but like others have mentioned, the play/pause is very annoying.
    The enter button on the left steering wheel control could easily be the play/pause

    Also, the infotainment system is too slow. A better processor and updated touch capabilities would make things WAY smoother.
    It won't detect my touch or will switch too slowly between the lane watch and navigation.

    I need the Honda sensing just to keep me from crashing while I adjust things on the screen! Lol

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