Repair work has begun to fix the strange problem after Mazda’s Radio got stuck in Seattle and a public radio station in western Washington earlier this month.
They told geekwire that at least two Mazda drivers affected by infotainment system failures were repairing their vehicles on Friday. Car owners face a real “don’t touch that dial” test, that is, whether they will give Guo 94.9 a second chance.
Tony Meyer, Tumwater, Washington., Geekwire was interviewed in the service waiting area of Olympia Mazda. In 2016, geekwire installed a $1500 connection master unit in Mazda6, which was provided by the automobile manufacturer.
“I look forward to expanding my listening choices.”
Meyer was one of many people who had a mysterious breakdown after Mazda’s car radio was tuned to Guo a few weeks ago.
Mazda North America Operations told geekwire on February 7 that at some time between January 24 and 31, “a radio station in Seattle sent an image file without extension, which led to problems with some Mazda vehicles using old software in 2014-2017.” At that time, the carmaker promised to repair the affected vehicles free of charge.
“I can’t believe I got a call from these guys the other day and they said, ‘come on, we’ll fix it,'” Meyer said of his communication with local dealers this week. “My brain is blown out. I think they won’t do anything in a few months. I’m just blown away.”
Meyer retired after 35 years as a communications manager at the northwest Indian Fishery Commission. He said that when he was driving, he had been listening to Guo and his car system “began to have problems”. Like other people with the same problems, Meyer’s car dashboard display is like constantly trying to restart. Some people have lost all radio functions, navigation, mobile Bluetooth, spare cameras, etc.
The service managers of dealers in Seattle and elsewhere received a lot of calls. Guo reported on his role in the story of the spread of the virus and refuted the misleading theory about how the station switched to 5g signal. The station even had a good time on social media, soliciting inspiration for bumper stickers to identify those “stuck on Guo”
Meyer left the station long enough in early February, so he changed the channel. He has listened to kzok’s classic rock music for three weeks.
“I escaped from public broadcasting,” Meyer said. “I’m a little afraid to listen to them again,” he added with a smile.
Meyer has no plans to abandon his six-year-old car. He praised the dealer’s service manager for getting parts so quickly and said it took him about an hour and a half to repair his car on Friday. He is not alone.
Stephanie Marquez of Olympia texted that her car was in the same store. Last month, marquis listened to Guo’s program on the 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback. She was the initiator of a clue of reddit subgroup R / Mazda3. In this clue, she asked: “whose radio was damaged by the 94.9 signal?”
On Friday afternoon, we asked her if she would be nervous about being transferred to kuow again because she was worried about another failure of Mazda matrix.
“I believe it will work,” Marquez said. “I look forward to expanding my listening choices.”