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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Navigation System, SUV
#341 of 390 Re: Nav Version 4.0 Released End of March 2010 [ateixeira]
Apr 16, 2010 (9:07 am)
So they were nice, but I still lost out on $2400.
Devil's advocate here - If they cut the rebate the next day to $500, would you have called them and offered back $2000??
#342 of 390 Re: Nav Version 4.0 Released End of March 2010 [robr2]
Apr 16, 2010 (9:18 am)
Plus there was only a $500 rebate in January, when I started shopping.
I waited and got a bigger one, but still not the best.
Oh well, life goes on. You can never predict the future. It's just that the change in amounts was rather shocking.
#343 of 390 Navigation Unit Stopped Working
Apr 22, 2010 (9:41 pm)
The navigation system on my 2007 B9 Tribeca quit working at about 60K miles. I brought it to the dealer (several times) and was finally told that the console for the navi was bad, and that I would have to replace the whole unit. They said it was a rare occurance...but it was going to cost me close to $1000 for a new unit. Or I could get a refurbished unit at $500. I haven't been able to bring myself to spend that kind of money on something that is mainly a convenience (I guess the only safety issue is that the backup camera is tied into the unit). It is, however, a daily pain in the neck not to be able to see what radio station is on, my current fuel efficiency, adjust my front/rear speakers, etc, etc. If it was just about the navigation, I would go get myself a portable navigation system for a lot less money.
Does anyone have any suggestions, or thoughts on where I could get a console for a reasonable amount of money?
Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, what did you do?
#344 of 390 Re: Navigation Unit Stopped Working [skipthezip]
Apr 23, 2010 (6:29 am)
Are your failure symptoms that it flashed the Subaru logo a few times - then screen goes black. Then the lights on the buttons flash a few times, pause, then flash a few times in a pattern?
This is what happened to our B9 over a year ago, I replaced the Kenwood under the seat, and the cable to the screen. Now Subaru says I have to replace the screen for a tidy $1,500 plus labor, and they are not sure that will fix it.
I'd like to believe that there is a better way to test this than to throw parts at it.
#345 of 390 Re: Navigation Unit Stopped Working [skipthezip]
Apr 23, 2010 (8:18 am)
Ask if the refurb comes with a warranty, and if they guarantee that will fix the problem. To me that would make all the difference.
#346 of 390 Re: Navigation Unit Stopped Working [skipthezip]
May 04, 2010 (6:19 am)
Last weekend also the Navi computer in my car (2006 B9 Tribeca, 18000 miles, very rare car here in Germany) stopped working. It happened for the second time in one year.
At first I can see Subaru logo, than the message "Updating System" followed by the error message on the screen: "Improper Disc". Maybe the disc is damaged, however, there is no possibility to check the system with my backup or another disc, because the Navi computer didn't eject the disc.
Fortunately, the Navi is covered by the warranty, nevertheless I am thinking about a change of the Navi (which might be necessary in future).
Are there any suggestions, which Navi computer can be taken together with the Subaru screen and Subaru cables?
Or have I to replace the whole system (Navi computer unit, Screen, cable?)
Or should I try to get a used Subaru Navi computer? (difficult! rare and expensive car, nearly 35% higher price than in US)
May 12, 2010 (6:24 am)
So, I have yet to see anyone post any review of the new 4.0 Nav software. Has anyone actually used it, and if so, what if any changes are there (other than map updates)?
May 12, 2010 (6:30 am)
Am using the 4.0 it is actually better, besides the map updates also the software is friendlier than the older. Better color too. I like it. If anyone interested am selling the West disk if anyone interested for $150 only.
#350 of 390 Re: 4.0 [ttentelh]
May 12, 2010 (6:53 am)
Are there any specific software changes/features you can point out? Does it have TTS?