Kia Soul: Satellite radio reception - Audio system - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Satellite radio reception

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Features of your vehicle / Audio system / Satellite radio reception

You may experience difficulties in receiving SIRIUS satellite radio signals in the following situations.

  • If you are driving in a tunnel or a covered parking area.
  • If you are driving beneath the top level of a multi-level freeway.
  • If you drive under a bridge.
  • If you are driving next to a tall vehicle (such as a truck or a bus) that blocks the signal.
  • If you are driving in a valley where the surrounding hills or peaks block the signal from the satellite.
  • If you are driving on a mountain road where is the signal blocked by mountains.

  • If you are driving in an area with tall trees that block the signal (30 ft. / 10m or more), for example on an road that goes through a dense forest.
  • The signal can become weak in some areas that are not covered by the SIRIUS repeater network.

There may be other unforeseen circumstances leading to reception problems with the SIRIUS satellite radio signal.

Using a cellular phone or a twoway radio

When a cellular phone is used inside the vehicle, noise may be produced from the audio equipment. This does not mean that something is wrong with the audio equipment. In such a case, use the cellular phone at a place as far as possible from the audio equipment.

WARNING - Cell phone use

Do not use a cellular phone while driving. Stop at a safe location to use a cellular phone.

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