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2016 impala ltz -radio-SiriusXM issue

Reference 2016 Impala LTZ. I recently discovered an issue with the SiriusXm radio in our car. The issue is that we cannot get channel 130 and a few other channels. SiriusXM advised me that the radio GM put in the car cannot receive channel 130 because it is a stream channel and not authorized for the car by GM. Chevy dealer basicaly said the same thing. Problem is the dealer never advised me when the car was purchased that the SiriusXm radio had limitations regarding channel 130 and other channels ....deception on a grand scale. In 2016 most, if not car manufacture did not limit access to any SiriusXM channels.

1. Has anyone experienced the same or similar issue with their 2016 impala or other vechile?
2. Is there anything that can be done to fix this problem?
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Channel 130 is listed as a streaming only channel. If you want to listen to that channel you will have to have a streaming subscription and use the siriusxm app or a web browser and listen here https://player.siriusxm.com. To see what channels are streaming only and to see what channels are available in your subscription package go to https://www.siriusxm.com/channelline..._ChannelLineup

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How in the world is that deception that a dealer did not tell you that your radio would not pick up streaming only channels from XM? That would be your responsibility to do a little checking into it if it means that much to you. A simple look online on the XM site shows channel 130 is streaming only just like others have said.
Add the streaming package on to your subscription, pull up the channel on your phone and then stream it to your radio via Bluetooth or plug it in and listen. Sure it's going to cost more money but that's what happens sometimes when you don't check things out first. Just don't try to pin the blame on someone else for not telling you something obvious, it doesn't seem very Catholic.

There is no issue with your car.
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