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Has anyone experienced a static problem on their AM radio stations? This problem has occurred in the last month on my 2014 SFE Sport. The FM stations are fine. I live 25 miles outside a major city so signal strength should not be an issue. Any help?
 

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I am having the same problem with an AM station from Milwaukee. I live about 35 miles northwest of Chicago and cannot pick up this station. I also have a 2006 Honda Accord. That car gets fine reception of that ststion. Is there any type of signal booster or might there be something wrong with the radio or antenna?
 

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2017 Santa Fe radio static

I live about 30 miles from Seattle and get terrible AM static on many stations. I believe the issue is at least partially caused by something internal to the Santa Fe. I can get temporary clear reception by turning on my rear wiper. The static either disappears or is greatly reduced but does not stay off. i have also noticed that the static seems to be in sync with engine RPMs.
 

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Just got a 2020 Santa Fe and have static issues with the radio. Talked to dealer service dept. and was told they have no fix for AM stations. "AM is kind of a thing of the past." I like to listen to The Patriot 1280am station, so I tried their FM station 107.5 and that wasn't much better. My 2018 Outback wasn't much better either. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix?
 

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Yea AM's never going to be as clear as FM, nature of the beast. On the bright side the signal carries much further and if you're concerned about if there might be lighting in the area (boating golfing, etc) you will hear the static on AM during a strike long before you can see or hear it... time to get outa there.
 

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Here's a weird AM thing...
2017 SFS, terrible
2003 Porsche 911 with aftermarket Pioneer double DIN stereo...I get nothing.
2002. Toyota 4Runner with same aftermarket Pioneer double DIN stereo. Amazing! Even works long range during the day! I get WDAE from Tampa, about 250 miles away across the Gulf of Mexico clear as anything, even during the day!

Only thing I can think of is 4Runner has old school mast antenna on the fender.
 

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That is weird! I messaged "The Patriot" radio station about this and got no response....... you would think they would at least respond, but no.
 

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Has anyone experienced a static problem on their AM radio stations? This problem has occurred in the last month on my 2014 SFE Sport. The FM stations are fine. I live 25 miles outside a major city so signal strength should not be an issue. Any help?
That is weird! I messaged "The Patriot" radio station about this and got no response....... you would think they would at least respond, but no.
 

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It would appear that the poor AM radio performance is worldwide. I have a late 2017 Santa Fe Highlander and the AM performance is extremely poor. We live about 50Km from the city and AM reception is extremely poor. Even going under an overhead footbridge is enough to reduce the station reception. Noise is worse when the engine is running (diesel engine) which makes me think that there could be a noised suppression problem but it is almost impossible to get any info on the noise suppression from the alternator or the ignition system. Any thoughts anyone?
 
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