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2008 Subaru Outback Base 4dr H4 Man

2008 Subaru Outback
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Station Wagon
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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March 9, 2012, 10:47 am

Gary K

Question: Why does stereo fades In & Out?

As you drive the volume of the FM HD radio increases and decreases randomly. The car is brand new and the dealer says there's nothing they can do about it!?????

March 13, 2012, 5:59 pm

Ron W
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Find a new dealer. Also, read your owner's manual. The radio may have an automatic volume adjustment system for phones with blue tooth capability.

I don't have service information on this vehicle as it is too new, but you can try driving around without a cell phone in the car. If the volume stabilizes, you now know it is relate to the phone and you can talk to the dealer with the new information.

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