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I have a 2016 Pilot Touring that is giving me a perplexing problem. After having the audio system turned on for a few minutes (regardless of whether the car engine is on or off), I start hearing static noise - faintly at first, then it builds louder and louder until it overcomes whatever I was listening to. It happens whether I am listing to radio, iPod, Bluetooth, or phone. Doesn't matter whether I am listening to music, podcast, or audiobook. The static is in front and rear, left and right. It gets so loud that finally there is no way to hear anything else.
Now here's the weirdest part: The only thing NOT affected is the navigation system "voice" - so if I'm going somewhere using the navigation GPS system, the voice that comes on to tell me to turn or go straight is not affected by the static - I can hear "her" voice perfectly fine coming through the "center channel" speaker.
I have tried turning off the A/C, but doesn't affect the static problem.
But why is the Nav system the only thing not having the problem? I am wondering if the Nav system has a different amplifier.
 

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I might be wrong, but I think the navy doesn't use the center speaker. I had a static distortion noise in my 2017 touring, and I nailed it to the speaker above the nav screen.
Been fine since it was replaced.

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I have a 2016 honda pilot in the shop right now getting fixed. I've been wanting to trade it in as its plagued with alot of the problems talked about on here. While its being fixed they gave me a 2019 Honda Pilot as a loaner. I've had the car for a week and the infotainment is the worst. The radio never works. Its usually just static and then it completely cuts out and the screen goes blank. Apple play doesn't work. Same thing. Songs breaks up, screen goes black, says no network connection.

I was going to trade my honda for new model but since this loaner i'm definitely steering clear of Honda. This rental car also only has 1500 miles on it. So brand new and already has this problem.
Thank's for making me feel better . :) I have the 2016 EX and besides the radio the car isn't bad. It's good to know I don't have to envy 2019 owners or higher trim owners.
 

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We bought a 2016 EX-L with high miles at our local dealer and were happy with purchase except the FM reception. The service advisor and I did a joint test drive he was able to nail down the issue and discovered there was a Service Bulletin 16-025 to replace the FM tuner for our VIN. I really appreciate the forum because when I saw 78 pages mentioning this issue I figured there had to be others affected. I see others had the TSB done as well. I guess the previous owners just lived with the issue or did not listen to music on FM. Now if I could just have subwoofer with any detectable bass.....
 

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We bought a 2016 EX-L with high miles at our local dealer and were happy with purchase except the FM reception. The service advisor and I did a joint test drive he was able to nail down the issue and discovered there was a Service Bulletin 16-025 to replace the FM tuner for our VIN. I really appreciate the forum because when I saw 78 pages mentioning this issue I figured there had to be others affected. I see others had the TSB done as well. I guess the previous owners just lived with the issue or did not listen to music on FM. Now if I could just have subwoofer with any detectable bass.....
Did the FM tuner getting replaced fix the issue with the radio stations fading in and out? I have an early model year 2016 Pilot EX-L we bought a couple weeks ago with same issue. I found the TSB, but hate to pay to fix it if that doesn't alleviate the issue.
 

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Did the FM tuner getting replaced fix the issue with the radio stations fading in and out? I have an early model year 2016 Pilot EX-L we bought a couple weeks ago with same issue. I found the TSB, but hate to pay to fix it if that doesn't alleviate the issue.
It may help a little bit but you still won't be happy. TSB should be on warranty. But if you have to pay and you really want the problem fixed then do yourself a favor and buy an aftermarket radio.
I bet even a portable FM receiver (< $20) plugged into the car radio provides better FM experience than the stock radio could ever provide.

For MP3 usage I have an old iPod3 attached to the car. It improves the mp3 experience drastically.

So don't spend money on the stock radio. Either enhance it with other cheap devices like an FM receiver and mp3 players. Or go all out and buy a real car radio system.
 

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Did the FM tuner getting replaced fix the issue with the radio stations fading in and out? I have an early model year 2016 Pilot EX-L we bought a couple weeks ago with same issue. I found the TSB, but hate to pay to fix it if that doesn't alleviate the issue.
It made the volume steady but still sounded like crap. If you have the tolerance and desire to listen to the awful programming they broadcast I would suggest using I Heart radio over BT.

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