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      04-09-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Poor radio reception on f20

Do you have the same problem?
I told my dealer about it so they did a reprogramming. The ploblem is less visible but it is still there. Any solutions?
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      04-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Which country are you in? Am / fm or DAB?
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      04-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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The radio reception (FM) in my F20/118dA is nothing but a scandal!

I have owned lots of cars and NO ONE has come close to the lousy quality of my new (02/2012) F20. According to my dealer it has the latest firmware.

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The radio reception (FM) in my F20/118dA is nothing but a scandal!

I have owned lots of cars and NO ONE has come close to the lousy quality of my new (02/2012) F20. According to my dealer it has the latest firmware.

You in the UK?
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      04-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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This is becoming the F20's first serious issue...
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I'm in UK had my F20 about 3 months now never had a issue with Radio FM reception sometimes AM plays up but never a major issue ??
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      04-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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I do not have dab and i use FM. Greece
You can notice it if you listen to stations with talkshows and not only music.
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      04-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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You in the UK?
Sweden.....
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      04-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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This is becoming the F20's first serious issue...
Second serious issue...... the first is the noise coming from the rear suspension area on a lot of cars in Germany, UK, Sweden.......
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      04-09-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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I'm in UK had my F20 about 3 months now never had a issue with Radio FM reception sometimes AM plays up but never a major issue ??
Hmm- I didn't notice an issue in 3 different demonstrator f20s in the uk- listening to radio 1...
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The reception on mine seems a bit weak aswell listening to FM radio, not THAT bad but have noticed some scratching/noise poor sound-quality listening to talk-shows... even in areas I know have great signal where I have never had problems with reception on other cars.
Radio sux most of the time though, rather listen to my mp3's
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"have noticed some scratching/noise poor sound-quality listening to talk-shows... even in areas I know have great signal where I have never had problems with reception on other cars."
Agree 200%
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      04-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #13
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Do you guys with reception problems when listening to the radio also have Sat Nav running at the same time? Bluetooth?
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      04-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
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Do you guys with reception problems when listening to the radio also have Sat Nav running at the same time? Bluetooth?
Bluetooth only i do not have nav
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      04-10-2012, 02:43 AM   #15
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Mine is working fine...no problems with the reception.
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Mine is working fine...no problems with the reception.
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Are you both in the UK?
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Do you guys with reception problems when listening to the radio also have Sat Nav running at the same time? Bluetooth?
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Bluetooth only i do not have nav
same here, BT on all the time for the phone-integration
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      04-10-2012, 03:38 AM   #19
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I'd say I have the same issue too.
As the nature of the radio signal reception mandates,
it is not an ON/OFF problem.
it has no symptoms where/when signal is high. (in the city)
But when you go away from signal source (where my work happens to be)
it starts parasite sounds as the signal power drops.
Weather conditions also play a minor role too.
But as a comparison, I got wife's Merc for a few days and
it had no reception problems on way to work.

But man, the way it goes when you kick the pedal !
And then there are MP3s, CDs
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      04-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #20
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can it be fixed? maybe if i tell them to change my antenna?
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      04-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #21
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Has anyone found a solution yet?
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      04-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #22
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Are you both in the UK?
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