I have had this stereo for a few months with no problems.....until now. After less than two minutes of operation, the screen shuts off or becomes distorted. Turning the stereo off and back on again fixes the screen. Then it will happen again after another minute. This only seems to happen when the temperature drops below 50 F.
Has anyone else had this problem or a similar one?
Before I bought the stereo, I walked into a local car stereo store and asked about this unit. The clerk said, "we don't carry any Kenwood products....too many manufacturing defects." Well, I should have listened to him.
I talked to Kenwood and they said the warranty is void because I did not buy the stereo from an authorized vendor, like Crutchfield. I bought the stereo, brand new, off a merchant on ebay. They have an RMA process, but it will probably be a headache and take a few weeks to process the RMA get a replacement stereo.
Another option will be to send the stereo to Kenwood for repair. They would charge me for the repair costs, but it would probably be quicker than the previous option.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or comments?