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My one and only complaint about the Volt is that the Sirius/XM drops out in the same locations on every drive. I haven't done anything about it because for my daily drives, it only drops out for about 1/4 mile in one location where there are high voltage power lines near the road... but it also does it in many spots on town roads that I visit occasionally where there are businesses on the sides of the road. The other two cars in the family that have Sirius/XM had no dropouts in the same area so it seems the Volt reception is weak.

My question is, I'm contemplating taking it to the dealer and complaining about it but I'm concerned that they'll drop the headliner and/or pull apart the dash looking for antenna connection issues, etc. and end up creating rattles or other problems, not find anything, and I'll end up with the same problem plus new ones.

What would you guys suggest? Have any of you taken your gen2 in for same and had success? If anyone else got it fixed, I'd be convinced to take it in.

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Mike
 

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The fact that it's at the same places indicates to me that the car is working normally and that the signal is being blocked or interfered with. Satellite signals are really weak. Even a moderate tree canopy can block the signal. Tall building can also block signal. There are a lot of things that can get in the way. I wouldn't pursue it, unless you have had other cars with S/XM that worked well in the same locations. Then I probably still wouldn't pursue it for the reasons you cited.
 

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There have been a few, myself included, that have had the antenna piece replaced. Mine was for no FM signal. They found that some wires that go to the piece on the roof were frayed. It's possible yours is having the same issue, but that the sat antenna is frayed. I think it is worth taking it in, especially if you are under warranty yet.
 
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