Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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Honda Odyssey, Navigation System, Van
#1016 of 1031 Upgrading the database on an older Navi
Jan 07, 2012 (10:57 am)
We have a 2000 Honda Odyssey with 110,000 miles. Great vehicle. The Navi system has never been updated due to never having needed the change (nor having the change!) to do so. Now that we're in a new location, can a removed disc from a newer Odyssey that IS being updated be used in the older Odyssey. (2011 to 2000) Or what can be done to accomplish an update of the 2000 without breaking the bank??? We have used the original system with great satisfaction for all these years. Thanks for any suggestions.
#1017 of 1031 Re: 2010 Navigation Update [bhgedeon]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:15 am)
I have a 2006 Odyssey Touring, and wanted to update the data DVD. DON'T buy a cheap "refurbished" DVD on eBay. I tried that and it re-set my system and then failed to upload. In the process apparently shorted a circuit board. Local dealer wanted $2,648.00 to replace. Sent the DVD drive to Alpine, who repaired for $358.00. Just reinstalled, and ALL IS WELL.
Have not been using the on-board system enough to know the pros & cons. I like the large screen, and - so far - have had few problems finding destinations. I have a MAGELLAN back up stand-a-lone. The built-in also provides the back up camera, compass on dash, and correct time on clock. So far, much prefer the built-in system.
#1018 of 1031 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [giddyupgo]
Nov 25, 2012 (7:57 am)
Oddyssey 2011 touring does not have the latest data installed in GPS, original install during manufacture, sometime in 2010, it is now late 2012, NavTec says that there are multiple issues and there will be NO updates until late 2013. Meanwhile there are many changes to our highways, interchanges, points of interest etc. Other companys (Garmin for example) permits multiple updates per year to maps and other data. I have a letter from Honda basicly saying they are not going to do anything about the lacking data updates.
#1019 of 1031 2012 Touring Elite - Nav System Outdated
Jan 18, 2013 (7:22 pm)
I bought a 2012 Odyssey Touring Elite in September to replace my 2005 Odyssey EX-L. The car is great, but the navigation system maps are hopelessly outdated. I recently tried to use it in Clarksville TN to find my daughter-in-law's parent's house. Their subdivision is at least 5 years old and they have lived there for over three years. According to my Honda navigation system, their entire subdivision was an"unverified area". Fortunately, I had my trusty Garmin (with lifetime map updates) which found their address immediately. My 2009 Toyota Venza navigation system has never been updated, but also found their address immediately. C'mon, Honda, you can do better!!!
#1020 of 1031 Re: 2012 Touring Elite - Nav System Outdated [olpilot1]
Jan 19, 2013 (6:06 am)
Sounds like same old same old...Nav in our '05 Ody was out of date from day one by a large margin. Roads that had been there for 10+ years were absent. We now have a '12 MDX and so far the NAV has been far better than the prior Honda and the '11 Toyota Sienna we traded for the MDX. Particularly from a POI standpoint. Although these days it's far easier to ask Siri to find something or hit up any map on a smartphone for a quick reference. The wife uses the MDX Nav a lot though and so far no complaints which is quite something. I'd be surprised if there was a big difference between the Honda and Acura systems though. Maybe that neighborhood is just an anomaly.
Jul 31, 2013 (9:38 am)
I am trying to help a friend out who has a 2013 Ody with integrated GPS.
I have read the manual multiple times and searched the forums as well with no luck.
What do the blue five-sided icons with numbers in them represent?
#1022 of 1031 DVD Disc reading error
Sep 16, 2013 (6:55 am)
We have been seeing this error intermittently, along with a clicking noise as the NAV tries to read the disc. I even hear the clicking sometimes when the system is actually working. I installed the latest update over the summer. I'm going to try a DVD laser cleaning kit and I'll try cleaning the DVD. I'm just hoping it isn't a problem with the NAV.
#1023 of 1031 Restore address book?
Sep 16, 2013 (6:57 am)
Is it possible to restore a lost address book? We had some body work done recently and when my wife picked up the car her address book was wiped clean.
#1024 of 1031 Maximum Freeway
Sep 17, 2013 (11:30 am)
Have a 2013 Odyssey Touring. Set nav to maximum freeway enter address, nav system guides you shortest distance, not freeway. I had a 2010 model and it worked perfectly fine. Took it to the dealer and got no where, I have to go back. In the mean time has anybody had a similar problem ?
#1025 of 1031 Re: Icon question [patchmaster]
Sep 18, 2013 (5:53 am)
Patch, what state are you in? I'm wondering if your five-sided coins aren't just local highway numbers. Virginia uses a rounded upside-down triangle for VA routes and the Ody navi shows them as such.