Here’s More Proof Using Android Auto with Voice Commands Isn’t Easy
Most recently, users have reported (and Google has already acknowledged it) a problem when trying to reply to a message on Android Auto. Every time Google Assistant asks “what’s the message” to reply in a conversation, its very own response is added to the phrase provided by the user.
So in other words, if you want to tell your wife something like “I’ll be home in five,” the message Google Assistant sends is “What’s the message? I’ll be home in five.”
This uncanny problem on Android Auto is currently under investigation, but Google is yet to come up with an ETA as to when a fix could get the go-ahead. So the only things you can try right now are the generic fixes that include clearing the cache and the data, downgrading the Google app powering Google Assistant to a previous version, or just use voice commands with this awkward bug.
In some cases, however, users claim that their messages aren’t even sent, as Google Assistant simply closes, returning to the home screen or the running app right after it’s provided with a response as part of the conversation.