There may be a break, weak point, or loose connection in the wiring between the SiriusXM antenna and the tuner. Or there could be the same issues in the wiring between the tuner and your stereo. This can affect the sound quality and it may cause the radio to cut out often.
Why is my radio suddenly static?
Steel and metal surfaces may interfere with radio reception. Move cellular telephones and two way radios away from the clock radio. Any device that transmits a radio signal can interfere with radio reception and cause static.
What does AF and TA mean on a radio?
Alternative Frequencies (AF) continuously retune the station to the strongest signal in a network, and Traffic Announcement (TA) provides current traffic information or traffic programs (TP) if received.
How do you fix poor FM radio in car?
Try replacing the antenna.
A bad antenna could also be the cause of your poor radio reception. It’s possible that gradually overtime the connection between the antenna and the car got damaged in some way such as rusting. In this case, replacing the antenna could solve the problem.