I bought a 2015 S last November and probably around a month later I noticed that the stereo starts crackling around 17-20 level. Now if I am listening to ambient, string music or something this doesn't matter, but anything with percussion it just crackles. I am considering trying to troubleshoot it myself but am not really sure if it's the speakers, amplifier(s?) or the unit itself.
When it was in at the Nissan dealership for the airbag recall I had them try to duplicate it, but they couldn't, (and I couldn't there either, but it was a loud shop environment) so it seems like it only happens when the car is moving. I understand that the base OEM stereos in LEAFS are garbage but I don't think that 20 (it maxes at 35-40) is reasonable for the output to crackle and pop at.
#1 I try to fix it myself and spend more time than I have to spend and possibly break things.
#2 I take it back to the Nissan dealership and ask them to fix it
#3 I take it to a third party car stereo place and ask them to fix it
#4 I eat a few thousand bucks and get another used SV or SL Leaf (with QC and LED, thinking about doing this anyways for better charging time and better headlights)
Obviously me fixing it myself is the cheapest option but I could end up breaking some things.
Has anyone else experienced this?