Last post on Jan 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Navigation System, Van
#1017 of 1020 Re: 2010 Navigation Update [bhgedeon]
Oct 10, 2012 (11:15 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 1020 Re: Odyssey Nav in Latest Model [giddyupgo]
Nov 25, 2012 (8:57 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#1019 of 1020 2012 Touring Elite - Nav System Outdated
Jan 18, 2013 (8:22 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Elite in September to replace my 2005 Odyssey EX-L. The car is great, but the navigation system maps are hopelessly outdated.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#1020 of 1020 Re: 2012 Touring Elite - Nav System Outdated [olpilot1]
Jan 19, 2013 (7:06 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Sounds like same old same old...Nav in our '05 Ody was out of date from day one by a large margin.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.