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Even though I manually set the clock 1 minute ahead of the clock on my mobile phone, the infotainment's clock, after a while, keeps going back to 2-3 behind the mobile phone clock I set the day before.

Why is that? Does the infotainment clock get the time from the radio station and maybe that radio station's clock is 2-3 minutes late?
 

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They could both be off. Are you comparing to world atomic clock time? Where exactly in the EU is the car's location?

Data center timekeeping is not standardized even in the US. For example, our main DC uses the main router clock as the source. If an individual server fails to sync it's clock it is not generally monitored. IOW, the source for the car and the source for the phone could definitely be out of sync with world time.

Don't even get me started about daylight savings time.

There is a time warp in my residence. The lady of the house sets clocks ahead 3 to 5 minutes in order to be "on time". Doesn't really work since she is generally 30 to 45 minutes late. Being on time for family gatherings is actually a bad thing since the lady of the host house is on a different time.
 

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I heard stories of perpetually late people setting their clocks ahead of the real time in order to make their appointments. That never worked for me. I always remembered the clock was fast and took my time anyway...
 

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My 2013 seems to do this too. I think the crystal oscillator to keep time is pretty poorly spec'd and so some Volts (and Amperas) have bad timekeeping. I suspect if you waited even longer it would be 4 minutes off, 5 minutes, etc.

I just have to reset it every once in a while to the right time. I complained about it on here a while back and was harassed to no end. Apparently something as simple as time-keeping is not a big deal to many. For me, it's something that I think should always work. ;)
 

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Set it 6 minutes ahead so when it drops back 3 it will be correct? :)

Yes, keeping correct time should be do-able in 2017.
 

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Same with both my 2013s. Set the clock an after a while it will lose time and before you know it, you have to reset it again. I don't know if it would continue to lose time or not. It is just when I notice it behind by 2 or 3 minutes I reset it.
 

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Now I'm curious. My 2014 has always kept perfect time, even adjusts correctly for daylight savings. The owners manual I think mentions a config item for "auto timing" that gets time from some external source?
 

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Now I'm curious. My 2014 has always kept perfect time, even adjusts correctly for daylight savings. The owners manual I think mentions a config item for "auto timing" that gets time from some external source?
I believe it was established in a previous thread that the 2014 was the first model to automatically update the clock.
 

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Yes, 2014 added auto clock syncing. Friend's 2013 does not.
Though it has it's pitfalls too, as whatever source mine synced to did not have correct DST until 2 weeks after the change.

EU models may have had this added prior to US models. If so, you can only just hope the data source fixes their time, or ensure auto sync is off.
 

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I went to garage a few moments ago and went throughthe Config menu. In the Radio menu, there's a RDS submenu and there's a checkbox about syncing the time with radio time and it was checked.
I guess the radio station I listen to has it's RDS clock 2-3 minutes behind the correct clock and everytime I set it to correct time, it read the RDS time and set it back to the wrong time.
I unchecked the option now and it should be ok now.
 
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