Satellite radio issues

Satellite radio issues

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    Satellite radio issues

    Anyone having any issues with reception in the city? Out on open highway I have no issues at all. Around town I have random issues with lost signal. This usually seems to occur when I'm near large overhead high voltage lines.
    My previous '13 F150 did not exhibit this issue even when around same power lines.



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    Ecoboost Sr Member great white's Avatar

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    There is an SSM out on the sat radio drop outs on 2016 trucks depending on build date.

    SSM 46016 - Effective Aug 19 2016


    2016-2017 Expedition And Navigator Built On Or Before 08/12/2016 And 2016 F150 Built On Or Before 08/09/2016 - Sirius Satellite Radio - Audio Cuts Out/No Signal

    Some 2016-2017 Expedition and Navigator vehicles built on or before 08/12/2016 and 2016 F150 vehicles built on or before 08/09/2016 equipped with Sirius satellite radio may exhibit an intermittent concern where the audio cuts out and the radio displays a No Signal message while driving in open sky conditions in certain locations in your area. This may be due to interference with cellular phone tower signals. If a vehicle displays this condition near cellular phone towers, replace the audio unit antenna with part number GL1Z-10E893-AC on Expedition/Navigator and HL3Z-10E893-AA for F150.

    However, city drop out is not an uncommon thing as sat radio is a "line of sight" reception. If the sat is shielded by a large building or overpass, it may drop out....

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    I've noticed more loss of signal issues with this truck than any other sat radio equipped vehicles.

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    there is a problem with the sat radio antenna.
    there is an SSM from ford for this.
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    Ecoboost Sr Member great white's Avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-Ripper View Post
    there is a problem with the sat radio antenna.
    there is an SSM from ford for this.
    Post #2....

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    I had the same issue...took it in for the SSM above and it cured close to all of the sirius/xm dropping issues.
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    I have this same issue. Might have to swing by the dealer to get it fixed.
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