This is interesting, the other day on my 2012 1LT base radio on the blank space at the top center displayed dashes(like date separators), once I restarted the car a few hours later they were gone. I seen another post a few years back asking about these same dashes. Now I wonder if there is a way to display a date there.
If I had not seen the above myself, I would tell you the same thing everyone else is, the date is only displayed when the radio is off.
I have been looking for a way to get the date to display there since I bought the car, but there are no menu options for it. There is unused space there, and the date would be perfect