My wife and I share our 2015 Leaf SV. We both would love to use Bluetooth streaming from our phones (she has an iPhone 6+, I have a Google Pixel XL, we both like to stream music from Spotify and podcasts from other apps). When we first got the car the Bluetooth just worked, now a few months later it has become an exercise in frustration. My observations:
When we're both in the car, the Leaf attempts to pair with my phone first (I assume because it was the first one I connected to the car). If I turn off the Bluetooth on my phone, it will attempt to pair with my wife's iPhone. If only my wife is in the car, it attempts to pair with her phone. This all seems normal to me.
As of a few weeks ago, the Bluetooth fails to pair/connect with anything without repeated tries. The steps are:
1) Press the 'aux' button on the car to cycle through the various modes, one of which is Bluetooth.
2) Power cycle Bluetooth on the phone, or even reboot the phone.
3) Repeat both steps while cursing until it eventually works (takes up to 5 mins sometimes).
My fallback has been to play music from a USB flash drive, which is far more reliable, but of course doesn't let you play any current content such as news podcasts.
Anyone else experiencing this or have any suggestions? We share several other Bluetooth devices (such as speakers and headphones) that are able to handle being connected to two phones at once, or at least handle switching between two phones more fluidly, so I know it is possible. Is there just a low quality Bluetooth antenna in the Leaf?