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FM Reception

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by MDMGSO47, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. MDMGSO47

    MDMGSO47 Member

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    Worst ever? Anyone else having problems?
     
  2. mikeash

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    It's been fine for me on the few occasions I've used it. I've probably used FM less than a dozen times in my year+ of ownership, though, streaming stations are usually better for me.
     
  3. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    I don't have any trouble with it. It's as good or better than some of my prior cars have been. Significant radio stations seem to start to cut out at about 75 mile range. Consistent with most other cars I've driven.

    The S does lack an extended exterior antenna. Maybe they are special cases where it has trouble.
     
  4. SabrToothSqrl

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    FM: How is this... still a thing? :)
     
  5. chillaban

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    It's acceptable and I haven't had much of an issue with it.
     
  6. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Because it's great for local content. It's also a nice way for new music groups to get noticed.
     
  7. ddimit

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    no issue here. use it daily. its on par with my other cars
     
  8. golfgypsy

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    YES, I've been having FM reception problems for the last few days. Continued after rebooting.
     
  9. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    No issues. I listen to about 50/50: FM/Slacker
     
  10. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.28 c528869

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    The cool thing is you can use TuneIn to listen to many radio stations. You could listen to your 'local' station or any streaming station from thousands of miles away. :)
     
  11. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Except the stations that use iheartradio, which is not affiliated with tunein. Then you're out of luck.
     
  12. MDMGSO47

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    We live in a middle size metropolitan area with stations all around. We have never had any difficulty with any of our other cars picking up either the PBS station 30 miles to the west or the PBS station 50 miles to the east. In the Tesla, the 30 mile station is a little staticy and the 50 mile station comes in and out, and essentially is unusable.

    I guess I need to talk to the Service Center since no one else appears to be having the same problem.
     

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