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Honda Odyssey, Navigation System, Van
#1002 of 1031 Re: Does the upgrade for the Honda Navigation GPS fix usability problems? [giddyupgo]
May 18, 2011 (8:34 am)
Welcome to the Honda and Navtec world of route negotiation!! My '07 Odyssey cannot even find its own home while a QVC Cobra will do that anywhere across the whole country -- I know because I have driven coast to coast -- and even more. The upgrade Honda wants to sell you will not upgrade what you and I think it should. I've sat in 2009 and 2010 Odyssey vans and the nav still cannot find my house although I live in a city and the address has been used for about 100 years.
If you live in a major city, the thing might work a little better but don't try it in everyday average America. What to do? Honda Customer Service doesn't want to talk to you so I'd buy a QVC model where you have at least 30 days to return the thing if it does not meet expectations.
What will I do? I figure this is a major defect in the van and I live where the state protects us with good product liability assistance. My Odyssey is paid for, but when it gets close to running out of its extended warranty, I will file a lemon law complaint and let Honda deliver a new one to my driveway -- if they can find it!! If not, I will have them ship it to my PO box or meet them there.
#1003 of 1031 Odyssey Nav in Latest Model
May 18, 2011 (9:06 am)
So what is the operating status of the NAV in the lastest Odyssey Model? Is the NAV still a "dog" or are improvements noted?
#1004 of 1031 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [mgroomer]
May 18, 2011 (11:06 am)
The NAV in the new one seems better, but still has deficiencies. The problem mentioned above (getting a "Target" 1,500 miles away) actually can be worked around if you take certain steps. I forget the order but you have to go through the menus just right and then search "Target" and it will give you nearest first. Of course the list is still missing TONS of POI's compared to a $100 Garmin. We recently sold the Ody and bought a new Sienna Ltd with NAV and it seems to have far better POI's and routing...but you can't do much while the vehicle is in motion. I found a workaround for this as well ($300 part!!) but we're happy with it. I've had quiet a few OEM Navs and the Honda was actually better than some of the others. This version in the Sienna is far better than the one in our GX470.
#1005 of 1031 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [sebring95]
May 18, 2011 (12:58 pm)
Thank you, this was quite helpful actually. After I read your post I went out and messed with the system a little and figured out how to make it work by distance. I'm quite pleased ... it took me two years but now I finally feel like the system is useful. Thanks again!
#1006 of 1031 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [giddyupgo]
May 18, 2011 (1:04 pm)
Great Glad I could help. It does take awhile before it even remotely becomes intuitive. The next problem you'll find is that places that have been around for decades...aren't there. Of course in this day of smart phones it only takes a minute to find the address for something on your phone and then input that to the GPS. That's generally the route I go just to avoid the headache of finding something missing.
#1007 of 1031 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [sebring95]
May 27, 2011 (6:35 pm)
I have the same issue with the Target (getting 1500 mile away) and cannot figure out how to make it list in the closet distance. Can anyone post the instructions please? thx.
#1008 of 1031 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [inquiry4]
Jun 07, 2011 (3:54 pm)
OK, I'm going to try to tell you this from memory ... when you turn on the GPS there is an option to search by keyword and an option to search by category. Choose "category." At that point you need to narrow it down to one of the categories displayed, which usually is easy because the categories are pretty broad (shopping, restaurant etc.) but sometimes it's not real clear which category something belongs in (does a fairground belong in amusement parks or parks/recreation, for example).
Once you get the category narrowed down it will give you the option to search by keyword, then it will ask you if you want to sort by distance. Tell it to sort by distance and then it should give you the results you're looking for.
Hopefully that's correct, like I said I had to do it by memory ....
#1009 of 1031 Re: Hello [csade]
Jun 27, 2011 (12:55 am)
#1010 of 1031 Car Navigation offer
Jun 27, 2011 (12:56 am)
#1011 of 1031 Re: well csade, [dcrisler]
Jun 27, 2011 (12:57 am)