Like an Apple user might, I briefly tried to solve my Pixel 2 XL problems by spending more money. And then I came to my senses.
As you might remember, I've had a few problems with the Pixel 2 XL. OK, I've returned two of them for issues that were so severe I couldn't even use the device normally. And both of them were related to the USB port. In the first case, audio stopped working over the port after working intermittently when I received the phone. And in the second, the USB port stopped making a solid connection with headphone dongles and charging cables.