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Explorer SiriusXM Stuck "Acquiring Signal" (Intermittent) 2018 Models

Discussion in '2017+ Sync 3 / In Vehicle Technology' started by Michael W, March 16, 2018.

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  1. Carla Robertson

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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The TSB is shown in post #277.

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  4. Michael W

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    My antenna got destroyed by a low-hanging tree. I never got the TSB fix. Hoping the dealership will use the TSB to replace it since I qualify for a replacement due to the issue.
     
  5. Not happy David

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    I have been having major issues with the "Acquiring Satellite Signal" and it's really upsetting. I did the refresh signal so many times that now my phone has remembered my radio number. I took it into the dealer only to be told they checked and all updates are already applied. They said to keep driving it and see if it fixes itself... IT HAS NOT!! I can't believe I paid so much for this thing and it's not working. My 9 year old car has never failed me and I'm driving it more than the new piece of ….
     
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    Assuming you are the original owner you should know if the antenna has been replaced under the TSB. If it has not then get it replaced.
     
  7. peterk9

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    Welcome to the Forum David.:wave:
    Did you read through the thread? There is a TSB on this issue which calls for the antenna replacement as Jason indicated. Obviously, the dealer's techs are not aware of what is required. Surprisingly this isn't unusual. As mentioned in my post on this page, the TSB can be found in post 277. Good luck.

    Peter
     
  8. Not happy David

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    Yes thank you Peter, I did see that and I already printed the forms out. And I set up my appointment for the Ford dealership for next week. I hope this works thank you so much.
     
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    Its unfortunate that your dealer is inept and can't find this for themselves. They literally type your VIN into OASIS (thats Fords service system) and then can search through a list of known issues and remedies for that specific vehicle. The TSB for the antenna would be in that list.

    I guess I should make sure before saying that...the vehicle was made on or before 11/13/18 right?
     
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    Yes I purchased the vehicle in February of 2018
     
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    Getting mine replaced soon. The part had to be ordered last week.
     
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    Well it's about two weeks since I had the antenna replaced and it's still giving me a bad signal. I contacted the garage and they said they're not sure what else to do. I am so frustrated.!!
     
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    Your dealer obviously isn't the best at this stuff. I would take it elsewhere. They couldn't find the TSB to begin with, wonder if they properly replaced the antenna. There is an entire section in the service manual for troubleshooting things like this even without trouble codes being pressent. Honestly it sounds like they just don't want to deal with it.
     
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    Is there any indication on the invoice that they removed the headliner? They would have had to do that but I don't know if it would appear as an itemized item or lumped in with labour costs.

    Peter
     
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    Finally got mine fixed this morning. I had been getting drop outs lately.

    Hopefully this fixes the issues.

    I did notice the gasket is a little bigger on this one.
     
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    Hmmm.... looks like I may be the first 2019 with this issue. However what I noticed first was that the FordPass app had stopped sending me telemetry for my vehicle. I no longer get tire pressure, location, oil level, etc. any longer even though my vehicle is still visible on the app. Then last night I got "acquiring signal" on my trip home after having it work all day and never having a problem before. I'm at about 8500 miles and 7 months of ownership, so those details seem to track with everyone else. I think the LTE still works in the vehicle it's just the vehicle transmitting information that's kaput? I'm going to make sure it's still an issue today before contacting the dealership.

    UPDATE: Satellite worked fine today. FordPass still out of commission, so I'm skeptical this will continue without issue.
     
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    Michael,
    My Ford Pass was out over the weekend . Yesterday I just uninstalled/ reinstalled the app and the telemetry now populates. Give it a try.
     
  18. Michael Lopour

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    That did work. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you for the add. I have been researching my issues and came upon this forum.
    I have had so many issues from my 2018 Edge Titianium. I have also found issues in the Ranger forum.
    My Sync with navigation will not allow Travel link. I can not check weather, gas or traffic. I have called Sirius and Ford although both did put blame on each other.
    As of today Ford is escalating my issue. They have told my dealership to do whatever means necessary to get it fixed.
    My issue is, on Sirius radio subscription page the radio subscription says active while the travel link etc says not available.
     

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