When you connect your phone using CarPlay or AA for navigation (Waze/Goole etc.) the phone takes the GPS from the cars GPS subsystem, ignoring the GPS signals the phone receives. What you have experienced should point Kia to understanding it's the cars GPS antenna , or subsystem, that is clearly at fault and needs investigation.Agree. I mentioned before that when using CarPlay the Nav I use (Waze or Google Maps) often have issues. Like yesterday when I was down south yet Waze was adamant I was on the M6 up North. Nothing I did convinced the system otherwise.
To be honest the big benefits of DAB are in the main for the broadcasters.I don't understand the concerns over DAB broadcasting as I am unable to discern any noticeable difference in aural quality between the major programme providers using FM or DAB.
It seems to me that FM is more reliable as there are places where some of my DAB channels lose the signal for what may be any of a number of reasons but work fine on FM. I can see that the channel screen may have a little more information on DAB than FM but if I'm driving a vehicle, I shouldn't really be looking at the infotainment screen.
What area are you having problems in?Does anyone have a resolution to the poor DAB reception issue yet? I’m 2 months into waiting for a replacement roof antenna, still on back order with no timescale, also no guarantee will fix problem anyhow. Kia just don’t seem bothered they’ve supplied a defective vehicle. I’ve just tried a retune of all DAB stations to no avail, are there any other ideas to try?
I can only report that the DAB on my 1st Edition Stonic works well, it does cut out, where signals are screened or weak, and more or less in the same locations as my sisters Honda unit.As a prospective owner of a Kia for first time this is causing me to wobble about following through on purchase. Have also seen the stories about the regen of the petrol particulate filter though this may not affect HEV but no confirmation here. Astounded a new car can be handed off with no dealer fix on the DAB at least.
Quite correct - the digital error correction on DAB works well for most circumstances but if there is any high level of digital hash/noise being introduced by other systems then DAB will fail 'to safe' i.e. mute the audio.I think to anyone with a modicum of savvy that the signal, although DAB can be sometimes problematical, is not causing the problem, or other models and manufacturers would also be inundated with such complaints.
As I said my pad is after market so maybe not as 'clean' as those in cars but will be interesting to know if it makes any difference.Interesting! I know you can switch the wireless pad off using the in-car settings or via the Kia Connect app. I’ll be trying this, thanks