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I have noticed that the floor heat isn't very strong. I would say even after the car heats up my feet are still fairly chilly. Has anyone else noticed this? We have been hit with an arctic blast but I noticed it even before then. The floor heat does work but I find it to be rather lackluster.


The infotainment system is rather mediocre. I can't tell you how many times it has the wrong artist and/or wrong song listed. There is also several times where it shows "Metra or metrarail.com" I am happy with my vehicle but it sure has a couple of flaws. I am going to have it checked when I go in for my oil change.
 

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I have noticed that the floor heat isn't very strong. I would say even after the car heats up my feet are still fairly chilly. Has anyone else noticed this? We have been hit with an arctic blast but I noticed it even before then. The floor heat does work but I find it to be rather lackluster.
Agreed on the floor/heat issue. Where are you located? I live in Philadelphia and work in New Jersey and YES, my feet were pretty icy for my entire 40-minute commute to work this morning. I ended up turning the knob to drive ALL air flow to my feet, but it didn't really cut it.
 

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I leave my HVAC selector in auto mode most of the time and I haven't noticed any problems, even here in Chiberia.

When it's displaying incorrect song info, what music source are you using? Mine has always been accurate when streaming from bluetooth but I don't listen to broadcast radio.
 

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Very interesting. I live in Connecticut (shoreline) and late last week the morning temps were in the single numbers. I put the auto on 72 and frankly I was fine. Maybe I'm just hot-blooded; I don't know. However, my wife and I did travel to Albany, NY via the Mass Pike early last Friday and the outdoor temperature reading in Otis, Mass. was zero degrees. It was still fine inside the CX-3 (though I prefer to keep it a bit on the cool side), though my wife, who is forever cold, was totally bundled up. One thing about this trip. The CX-3 handled it just fine, however the washer nozzles froze up (I guess to be expected with zero temps). I am still on the Mazda factory washer fluid fill. I had to pull over on the Mass Pike and get out to wipe the windshield off with a rag (at 2 degrees with a howling wind). That was fun (NOT).

Sorry for the digression. Bottom line is my heater seems to work okay.
 

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I have the same issue with the infotainment system. Through bluetooth the song never changes artist until I press the next track button. It is pretty annoying.
 

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Agreed on the floor/heat issue. Where are you located? I live in Philadelphia and work in New Jersey and YES, my feet were pretty icy for my entire 40-minute commute to work this morning. I ended up turning the knob to drive ALL air flow to my feet, but it didn't really cut it.
I'm in Chicago. It does work very well when I turn the knob to drive the airflow to my feet. I just don't think it should be reduced that much when it's on the def/feet selection. I get that it might be a tad weaker but I can put my hand down there and notice a significant different in the settings. This is the 4th car I've own in my life and I have never experienced anything like this.
 

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I leave my HVAC selector in auto mode most of the time and I haven't noticed any problems, even here in Chiberia.

When it's displaying incorrect song info, what music source are you using? Mine has always been accurate when streaming from bluetooth but I don't listen to broadcast radio.
It happens when I am listening to the radio. There is one station where it usually won't display at all in the morning and that is 100.3 WSHE FM Chicago. It will say Metrarail.com I sure wish I could get satellite.

Do we have to take the vehicle in for infotainment updates? Is it something we can do ourselves?
 

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Analog radio uses RDS to transmit track/artist info. HD Radio has its own system. The CX-3 (and almost all newer cars) have stereos that can receive both.

The rules governing HD Radio require that the primary HD channel in a frequency (HD1) be a simulcast of the analog signal. Also, the digital signal power is limited to 4% of the analog power (was 1% before 2010). If the digital signal drops out, it automatically falls back on the analog which is the same as HD1. Similarly, if the system reverts to analog, it should fall back to using RDS for information.

I'm wondering if you're commonly in a weird zone where the radio is having trouble choosing between the digital and analog signals.

It's also possible that 100.3 WSHE doesn't have it's stuff together and just isn't reliably broadcasting info.

It's also possible that you're picking up the traffic report over RDS/HD and that's why it's mentioning Metra (especially since Metra seems to have more delays than a Comcast installer). I've noticed on the odd occasions when I've listened to broadcast radio that when the traffic report comes on, it puts up some traffic info in the text and it sometimes sticks around through half of the next song.

I'll try 100.3 tomorrow and see if it works for me on my commute from the West Loop to West Lawn.
 

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Sorry Mooki. When I read about your "We have been hit with an arctic blast" then looked to see what country you were referring too and you didn't indicate in your profile I LOST INTEREST. I did however see you mentioned Chicago later in another post. Can't work out why then you wouldn't include it in your profile.
 

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Sorry Mooki. When I read about your "We have been hit with an arctic blast" then looked to see what country you were referring too and you didn't indicate in your profile I LOST INTEREST. I did however see you mentioned Chicago later in another post. Can't work out why then you wouldn't include it in your profile.
I'm not even sure how to respond to this so I'll just say Happy Holidays and leave it at that.
 

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I'm not even sure how to respond to this so I'll just say Happy Holidays and leave it at that.
Hi Mooki,

You're probably new enough to the forum that you won't realize that people here love, love, love to know a) your location and b) the specs of your CX-3, and that they love, love, love to have that information in your profile settings so we can all see it on the left side of the page and in your signature.

Since we're scattered throughout the world, it's great to know your city/state and country, so that we know what kind of weather we're dealing with and can maybe figure out if your CX-3 has some cool feature that one in another country doesn't have.

It's just a quick way for us to know what's up before we either give you advice or take advice from you.

Happy Holidays and I hope the feet are warm,
Sarah (whose feet were warmer today when she turned the vent to the all floor setting :) )
 
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It happens when I am listening to the radio. There is one station where it usually won't display at all in the morning and that is 100.3 WSHE FM Chicago. It will say Metrarail.com I sure wish I could get satellite.

Do we have to take the vehicle in for infotainment updates? Is it something we can do ourselves?
Well, I checked it out on my radio this morning. Every station seemed to display correct info except WSHE 100.3 which, as you noted, just said "Metra Metrarail.com". I'm guessing that the station is broadcasting that as their data feed. I reached out to them on Twitter to ask if they were aware of it. We'll see if they respond.

Honestly, given the nature of their programming, I'd be surprised if the people running the place are aware that HD/RDS is a thing.
 
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I'm not even sure how to respond to this so I'll just say Happy Holidays and leave it at that.
The very best response Mooki would be to add your location to your profile. Sarah's post certainly explained it clearly enough. If you're still not convinced all I can do is to wish you a Very Merry Christmas.
 

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It's always very helpful to have location and vehicle details in the signature but while not having it can slow down getting a good response, it's not worth falling out about it.
 
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While having the location and vehicle details can significantly improve the speed and accuracy of a response, I really don't think we should fall out about it.

Season of goodwill and all that stuff guys :)
 
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My browser is running so slow, I'm posting twice!!!
 
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The very best response Mooki would be to add your location to your profile. Sarah's post certainly explained it clearly enough. If you're still not convinced all I can do is to wish you a Very Merry Christmas.

It is your response that is rather off-putting. I am not a mind reader so there would be no way I could know about an unwritten rule or condition that your location should be included on this site to get a response. That is a little odd to me. You could have simply asked me where I was located. :confused:
 

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Well, I checked it out on my radio this morning. Every station seemed to display correct info except WSHE 100.3 which, as you noted, just said "Metra Metrarail.com". I'm guessing that the station is broadcasting that as their data feed. I reached out to them on Twitter to ask if they were aware of it. We'll see if they respond.

Honestly, given the nature of their programming, I'd be surprised if the people running the place are aware that HD/RDS is a thing.
Thank you very much for checking, for the update and the tweet :)
 

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It is your response that is rather off-putting. I am not a mind reader so there would be no way I could know about an unwritten rule or condition that your location should be included on this site to get a response. That is a little odd to me. You could have simply asked me where I was located. :confused:
Sarah said:
You're probably new enough to the forum that you won't realize ..........

You said:
I am not a mind reader so there would be no way I could know about an unwritten rule or condition that your location should be included on this site to get a response.

Anchorman said:
I really don't think we should fall out about it.

I say:
All have good points so, please accept my apology Mooki.
 
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