Radio Glitch Forces Seattle Drivers to Listen to NPR Against Their Will

According to the Seattle Times, some Mazda owners in Seattle, WA have been experiencing an oddly specific issue. It would seem that a glitch has forced many car radios to be stuck on KUOW, 94.9 FM, an NPR station.

It would seem that the signal being put out by the station had “fried” a major component in the cars’ infotainment system, causing them to be fixed to the frequency.

That means that many 2014-2017 Mazda owners have been forced to listen to the news/talk radio station, whether they want to or not.

The glitch has also managed to disable the infotainment’s Bluetooth, navigation, clock, and vehicle stats.

According to Mazda North American Operations, the only solution to the problem is to replace its CMU (Connectivity Master Unit) unit which would end up costing the customers $1,500. Currently, replacement CMUs are not available.

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