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#1 of 310 Mitsubishi Outlander Electronics and Navigation
Sep 21, 2007 (10:33 pm)
We're consolidating related discussions into a single topic including, e.g. radios, stereos, navigation, communication and so on. Enjoy!
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#3 of 310 Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond
Jan 19, 2007 (6:07 pm)
As an audiophile and former MECP installer (6yrs), this problem has been driving me up the wall lately. The radio will decrease the higher frequency (treble) and then fade back into being crystal clear. The SUV doesn't even have to be moving for it to do it.
I'm listening to a rock song. The song is crystal clear with the "highs" sounding crisp and clean. Then all of a sudden, the "highs" will decrease and the sound is now dulled and crappy sounding. The volume remains the same, but the clarity is gone. It sounds like the radio is automatically turing the treble all the way to the negative, and then back up...every 20-30 seconds!!!
I've tried every setting in the book, remained parked, moving, etc... It doesn't matter which stations, FM/AM, etc...
This only occurs while listening to the radio (am/fm) and does NOT occur while listening to the HDD or CD system.
Please listen to your radio and tell me you're experiencing the same thing!!! This problem needs to be fixed! Do I HAVE to go back to the dealer?
Concerned in Chicago,
#4 of 310 Re: Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond [blackb13]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:46 pm)
On my side, I don't have that problem. I am 100% totally satisfied with the sound system. Can you reproduce the problem with Sirius?
#5 of 310 Re: Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond [blackb13]
Jan 20, 2007 (7:36 am)
Yup, I have the exact same problem on my LS. It's driving me crazy. Just like you, I only have the issue with the radio, not the CD. Sounds like someone hits a muffle button or something. It does this both when the radio's speed volume control is on or off. I was afriad mine was an isolated incident. At least now it seems like it may be a production problem with some of the radios so maybe Mitsubishi will get a service bulletin out on it.
I did bring mine to the dealer. They tested the speakers and found them to be in working order. I took it for a test drive with them and was able to reproduce the problem. They suggested waiting to see if a service bulletin came out before they started pulling the sound system apart tying to locate the problem.
I'm going to write Mitsubishi informing them of the problem.
#6 of 310 Re: Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond [marrigo13]
Jan 20, 2007 (10:08 am)
From both of your complaints I figured this might be an issue with the radio head unit. Mine came with the Navi, so this might a different model. The good thing about writing direct to Mitsu is that they can call your dealership and give them technical info on how to go about diagnosing your car. So that's way faster than waiting for a service bulletin.
#7 of 310 Re: Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond [blackb13]
Jan 28, 2007 (6:05 pm)
I have the same problem. I have taken to the dealer three times already. They have only replaced the antenna on the back of the vehicle and this has done nothing. They have admitted that other dealerships have seen the problem and they don't have a fix. Ah, sounds like they need to upgrade me to the nav system . I will be calling them again tomorrow.
#8 of 310 Re: Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond [blackb13]
Jan 28, 2007 (7:43 pm)
I am having the same problem as well.
I thought it was just a reception problem but I guess it is more.
I haven't spoken to the dealer about it yet.
Has anyone noticed any problems with Satellite?
#9 of 310 Re: Radio volume/clarity issue - Please respond [marrigo13]
Feb 01, 2007 (11:26 am)
Sent a letter one week ago regarding the radio problem. So far no response. Anyone have an idea how long it typically takes for Mitsubishi to get back to customers who write in with an issue?
#10 of 310 Radio volume/clarity issue
Feb 05, 2007 (12:52 pm)
I am having the same problem. For me it is a reception issue. I haven't spoken to the dealer yet. Any answer from Mitsubishi?