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Hi all, Ive tried searching with no luck, andf I hope I'm putting this in the correct sub-forum, please excuse me if I got it wrong. Here's my situation. In may I purchased a new 2016 Pro-4x that comes with the rockford stereo. I'm experiencing some static on most of the FM stations. Nothing so much that I can't hear the stations, but enough to hear it to bother me a bit. I just recently brought it in for its first oil change and let them know about the problem. When I came back to pick up the car they said there was a software update that they performed and if its still staticky they'll have to replace the head unit.
I am trying to do my due diligence first before I bring it back to them. As a few days after the oil change I saw they left some padding or whatnot hanging from the pan covered in oil and just hanging there. A tech also said he doesnt think they have full synthetic and thats what I paid for. So you can imagine I dont have much faith in the service department. And yes, I am thinking of taking it to maybe another dealer as well, unfortunately, alot of them arent great these days.
So does anyone experience FM reception problems with their frontier? Ive checked outside antenna, cleaned threads, retightened and no luck. I am 20 miles from NYC and never ever has had any reception problems with any car Ive ever had with the stations I listen to. I just want to maybe check alternatives before I let them dismantle my dash to do anything. I am not sure how to get the Antenna rubber base off to try and removal the windshield wiper cowl to check that connection, and cant find how to do that anywhere online.
Also, the other inputs seem to be working fine, just problem with FM. But twice while talking on bluetooth the system moud a super loud hum and I had to turn the car off one of the times to make it stop, may not be related but just thought any infor would help.
Any help is greatly appreciated, Im not too familiar with working on cars but I am pretty handy. Please help, I really am looking forward to your guys / gals help.

Regards, Grandeson
 

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None of the Nissan dealer service departments I inquired with used 100% synthetic, but instead used a blend. Have read here at CF that there are indeed a few dealers that actually do use 100% synthetic, so YMMV in locating a dealer that does.

No advice on your FM reception. I would consider that a warranty issue and pray they can replace the proper part...since dealers "don't fix" things.
 

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Hi all, Ive tried searching with no luck, andf I hope I'm putting this in the correct sub-forum, please excuse me if I got it wrong. Here's my situation. In may I purchased a new 2016 Pro-4x that comes with the rockford stereo. I'm experiencing some static on most of the FM stations. Nothing so much that I can't hear the stations, but enough to hear it to bother me a bit. I just recently brought it in for its first oil change and let them know about the problem. When I came back to pick up the car they said there was a software update that they performed and if its still staticky they'll have to replace the head unit.
I am trying to do my due diligence first before I bring it back to them. As a few days after the oil change I saw they left some padding or whatnot hanging from the pan covered in oil and just hanging there. A tech also said he doesnt think they have full synthetic and thats what I paid for. So you can imagine I dont have much faith in the service department. And yes, I am thinking of taking it to maybe another dealer as well, unfortunately, alot of them arent great these days.
So does anyone experience FM reception problems with their frontier? Ive checked outside antenna, cleaned threads, retightened and no luck. I am 20 miles from NYC and never ever has had any reception problems with any car Ive ever had with the stations I listen to. I just want to maybe check alternatives before I let them dismantle my dash to do anything. I am not sure how to get the Antenna rubber base off to try and removal the windshield wiper cowl to check that connection, and cant find how to do that anywhere online.
Also, the other inputs seem to be working fine, just problem with FM. But twice while talking on bluetooth the system moud a super loud hum and I had to turn the car off one of the times to make it stop, may not be related but just thought any infor would help.
Any help is greatly appreciated, Im not too familiar with working on cars but I am pretty handy. Please help, I really am looking forward to your guys / gals help.

Regards, Grandeson
I'd let a dealer 'fix' it. Its why you have a warranty. Also sounds like you got a bad unit. As for the oil, all the dealers in my area use either a blend or conventional (and they offer a "free" lifetime powertrain warranty as long as you change your oil through them or another mechanic/lube business). While I do use full synth, as long as you are changing it every 5k or less (keeps you compliant with warranty) it'll be fine. There's no real way to ensure that they're giving you synth even if they bill you for it short of drawing off a sample and having Blackstone Labs (or similar) testing it and asking in the comments on the order sheet for them to verify its full synth.
Personally, I'd bring your complaints/observations to the service manager. Between the tech's comments and leaving an oilrag that's enough to bring to them and ask for an explanation. Because either they have poor techs or they committed fraud (billing for something you didn't receive) AND their lack of attention to detail. If they failed to clean up after themselves, whats to say they tightened everything. This is more a point to prompt them to earn your business. You could either tell them/not tell them you're testing your oil. My guess is they'll work hard to earn your business (starting off with several free changes and getting a proper solution to your radio) unless they're the only local game in town.
 

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FYI there's no "connector" of any sort for the antenna under the cowl. It's hardwired all the way through to the firewall, the entry point is behind the right/front fender liner, but the first "connector/plug" is behind the firewall in the cabin... which inconveniently is behind all the HVAC stuff behind the glove boxes.
 
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