Just got back from a 2600 mile trip to Vegas and the Grand Canyon and had the same issues. Part of it I my case was that I would occasionally loose the signal, but sometimes it would connect or it would pause indefinitely and my co pilot would have to mess around with it until it got to working again. After a day of that I started using Apple Radio. To get it to connect I had to start it unplugged with the Bluetooth off, once it was playing the I plugged it into the USB port and it acted just like an iPod. I just have the basic stereo in my CTD and it doesn't sound all that good, but the Apple Radio trough the USB is by far the best sounding stream I've used.