Steering Wheel Seek Switch question

I am a former driver of a 2017 CX5 GT AWD, now driving a new 2021 CX5 GT AWD. I am perplexed as to why the steering wheel seek switch toggles through favorite radio stations for AM and FM (like the previous model I had), but for SiriusXM, these buttons act as a rewind/fast forward control. I get the appeal of being able to rewind a show on satellite radio, but for practical purposes, I would much rather be able to toggle through my favorite Sirius channels using these steering wheel controls, like I can with AM/FM. Is there a setting I can change to address this? Or is this just an annoyance I will need to get used to now? Please advise. Any answers greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Also, in my 2017, I was able to combine AM, FM, and satellite favorites into one favorites list. For the 2021, it seems favorites are only able to be organized and accessed by specific input only. When I set up favorites, I had to set up a separate list for each individual input. I really liked being able to see all my favorites in one list and being able to press one button to go from a favorite FM station to a favorite AM station and then to a favorite Sirius station. Again, if there is some setting I am missing, please let me know. Thanks!
 
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2019 CX 5 GT-R
On my 2019 GT-R the Up/Down button on the steering wheel changes stations, going through all of my favorites in Sirius XM and then starts with my favorite AM stations. Reception of terrestrial radio where I live is very poor so most of the time I leave the radio on Sirius XM. And the FM stations play the most execrable music that I can't even listen to them.
I believe the issue you are experiencing may have something to do with which mode is displayed by the icons along the bottom on your touchscreen. Try using the command knob to move the highlighted icon to different functions like seek, favorites, etc and then see what the steering wheel control does.
 
Thanks for your comment, but the 21 has a somewhat different infotainment system. The screen is much larger and the Ui is slightly different. I was able to do exactly what you described in my 2017. But now, that only works for am/fm. For SiriusXM, the steering wheel seek controls fasf forward or rewind the satellite broadcast. They do not toggle the favorites up or down.
 
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2019 CX-5 Signature
Are you referring to tapping the arrow buttons (above and below the info button) on the steering wheel? Just tapping them cycles through all my favorites, while holding down the button auto tunes the next station, which on Sirius will always be the next one. (I’m driving a 2019 MY). Is that not the case with a 2021? According to the 2021 manual that should work.

Just confirm if you are holding down the seek button or not (you shouldn’t be to cycle through favorites).
 
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Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case for the 2021 model year. Works as it should for AM and FM only. As I said, for Sirius, whether I lightly tap or press harder, it acts as a rewind or fast forward, not as a skip to the next or previous favorite station. In a way, it seems like a cool feature in that it lets you rewind a station on satellite radio, but for practical purposes, it is quite annoying.
 

Ascme

2021 CX-5
I am having the same problem with my 2021 CX-5 and the dealer keeps telling me that the steering wheel forward/back buttons should scroll to the next station in favorites. Works for FM and AM favorites but not for XM favorites. I removed all FM and AM favorites to see if the steering wheel buttons would change the channel if there were only XM favorites but it just tries to rewind or advance within the currently playing station. Very annoying. Mazda removed the touch-screen capability for safety but is making the driver work way too hard to change a radio station.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
I am having the same problem with my 2021 CX-5 and the dealer keeps telling me that the steering wheel forward/back buttons should scroll to the next station in favorites. Works for FM and AM favorites but not for XM favorites. I removed all FM and AM favorites to see if the steering wheel buttons would change the channel if there were only XM favorites but it just tries to rewind or advance within the currently playing station. Very annoying. Mazda removed the touch-screen capability for safety but is making the driver work way too hard to change a radio station.
Have you checked if its a configurable function?
 
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