Sometimes mine starts where it left off. Sometimes it will pick up and continue on with the playlist I had it on after it restarts. Other times after I get back in the car it will get stuck on playing the song or artist it was playing when I got out but not the playlist it was on. Then there are times where I get in and SYNC doesn't work at all. I've just decided that SYNC has a mind of its own. Not that I really care though.