2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test


2012 Mazda Mazda3: Satellite Radio Recharge

March 23, 2012

 2012 Mazda Mazda3

Ok, so I didn't exactly catch this at the decisive moment, so some explanation is in order. Also, not my best camera work. I was jamming to capture this before it dissappeared. Had to pull the car over, open the camera app, etc, etc, etc. I'm full of excuses, but reading below should help you understand. 

I've been driving the Mazda 3 for about a week. On several occassions, the satellite radio has cut out. When it happens the small display which normally shows station information switches to the above screen showing that it's buffering. When the audio stops the screen usually shows "80%" then "90%" then, eventually, "100%" before the audio returns. And it can take more than a minute before that happens. It doesn't seem to correspond to driving under anything, either. It just goes away.

Weird.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

  

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