Radio glitching

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Radio glitching

Post by krisnixon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 am

Following no set pattern, occasionally my FM/DAB radio loses signal from radio stations (I'm not talking niché, I mean BBC stations), I'll be listening and then it'll go silent, then after a couple of seconds the display will show a radio mast icon with a red x at the top, as if I've lost reception.

Also: I'm not talking about driving remote locations, i mean through city centres (it happened this morning as I was listening to a BBC station and driving past the BBC broadcasting building here that the show i was listening to was being transmitted from.

It's really annoying. I solve it by flicking up a channel and back down, but usually it takes 4 or 5 of those flick-off-and-back to get the station working fine again.

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Re: Radio glitching

Post by dmrodgers » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:52 pm

Had the same issue with my Niro, wouldn't pick up any DAB stations one day and then was fine the next. Fortunately the day I took it to the dealer no DAB stations. Problem identified as a faulty shark fin aerial and replaced under KIA warrenty. Has been good ever since with no reception issues.
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Re: Radio glitching

Post by davethetech » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:48 pm

there has been a recent Sat nav update that may cure your issue, Kia are planning to release Nav updates twice a year in the uk for AVN 4 5 and 1

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Re: Radio glitching

Post by Suman » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:06 am

I find mine does that whenever there's a double decker bus or a HGV near me.
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