I do not have the issue with disconnecting in reverse, but I did take a 5 hour trip over the weekend and AA was giving me some problems with disconnects where I would have to plug and unplug. I eventually got it going fairly stable by flipping the USB-C around on my phone, so it may be cable related. I have since put a new cable in the car but have yet to test it on a long trip. Hopefully its not a sign of things as I had zero issues with the AIO version on 12+ hour trips. Phone is a Note 9 BTW.