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Discussion in 'Model S' started by suncao, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. suncao

    suncao Member

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    So i recently purchased my MS85 from a private seller. I did not test out the AM radio. After i got home, I tried some of the local AM station without any success. I tried researching and finding a solution to no avail. I tried contacting Tesla Support but they said it was a common problem and that i should just use the streaming service.

    So my questions are: Is it a common problem in the MS (i know it has come up with the X)? If it is common, what has Tesla done to try to fix this problem?
     
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    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    You should still be able to tune in some AM stations, although the reception may be staticky, especially when driving. As far as the Model X, there is no AM radio present.
     
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    Im in SoCal and get AM stations just fine, there are certain areas where it is staticky, I usually listen 640 and 570.
     
  4. suncao

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    It does not pick up any station. Not even static stations. It cycles through 3 times and then does to the streaming stations. Can this be fixed under my warranty?
     
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    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    Yes, this should be fixed under warranty. If I were you, I would insist on it. One good test would be to have them try to tune in some AM station using another Model S at the service center. Your radio should be able to tune in the same stations.
     
  6. suncao

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    in my Infiniti, i would get the local sport stations (KNBR 680 and KHTK 1140) but with the MS nothing. I would try to put it on them but nothing is picked up. I have an appointment on the 19th for another issue so I'll be sure to have them look into this as well.
     
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    Apparently, newer Model S do not have AM anymore. (April '18 loaner - "Radio" has only FM.)
     
  8. AndrewTX

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    My AM radio works but reception is terrible. I’ve used this as a reason to investigate terrestrial HD radio. Many AM stations are rebroadcast on sidechannels by FM stations(usually owned by the same company).

    I’ve found the MS’ HD radio to be quite good and the AM stations sound far better this way.
     
  9. Shaggy

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    What is AM radio? ;-)
     
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