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Toyota Avalon, Navigation System, Sedan
#453 of 461 Nav Disc for Avalon
Aug 28, 2013 (1:28 pm)
I discovered something today when I called the local Toyota dealer to inquire about upgrading the disc in my 2011 Avalon. The parts manager said that the only disc available now is the 2012 version. He said that the 2013 disc will not be available until November. He said that is the typical upgrade date for new discs. It goes without saying that I put my order on hold.
#454 of 461 Re: Nav Disc for Avalon [tperdue1]
Aug 29, 2013 (3:37 am)
The only thing I'd say to this is É Should be in around November?
While I'm not having enough issues to worry about, I'd be leery about the time table. Maybe others can chime in on if they purchased over the years and when.
Other posts have noted, that while the latest is nice, it's still a year or more away from the newest data?
#455 of 461 2005 Limited Control pad failure???
Sep 03, 2013 (5:47 am)
Hi all, I have a 2005 Avalon and have had nothing but problems with the toggle for typing etc. I have had the unit replaced because I just couldn't type anymore. Now we are back to the same thing and it's basicaly useless I can't type again. it seems to me to be a manufatucing flaw. To replace the unit is about 900.00 and that is without updating the map which I hear has 2003 data on the 2005 cars.. Any feedback would be appreciated, the car is too old now to have it repaired again...
Sep 17, 2013 (9:48 am)
HI, I have a new 2013 avalon. what are the little red dots all over the map? can i get rid of them?
#457 of 461 Re: little red dots [donbarnes3328]
Sep 18, 2013 (3:13 am)
Yes you can they are showing you the routes you have been taking.
AND READ THE MANUAL for goodness sake
#458 of 461 Re: little red dots [donbarnes3328]
Sep 18, 2013 (3:46 am)
I found it, turn off the "route tracer" feature.
#459 of 461 Re: Malfunction Navigation System [djrc08861]
Oct 28, 2013 (11:15 am)
I agree the installed GPS is a total waste of money. It can't find places that have been around for 10 years! It tries to take you down roads that have been closed for years!! GARBAGE!!!!!!!!
Oct 28, 2013 (11:29 am)
While not great, it's not garbage (IMO).
I use it most of the time on trips, and yes, sometimes it takes me off the beaten path,
and yes, it has gotten screwed up when new roads, new roundabouts have been built since the current version was made, and yes, it still lists many POI that is wrong or non-existing, it has never gotten me lost, or not work at all.
Yes I like and use my Garmin, but I try the built in unit first and been fine.
I travel a fair amount (35,000 miles a year), from Maine to Florida and all points in-between and it's never failed me to the point of being mad.
YES, it has on a few occasions sent me out in no mans land for a pizza shop / subway sandwich shop, but for hotels, streets and most other major attractions, it's worked fine.
YES, I'm glad I bring along my Garmin, but even that has brought me out in the woods for a restaurant before, and yes, it most often chooses a different route to get somewhere.
Would I like the built-in unit to work as good, easy and practical as my Garmin, Hell yes (as I pointed out before, just trip planning online then downloading to the Garmin is way cool, and makes a extended trip so much less stressful, but the Toyota unit has a bigger display and shows things like how many lanes there are in an upcoming exit, REAL helpful when getting off in the bigger cities and coming up on an exit quickly.
Ok, I'll stop so I can get some work done.
#461 of 461 Re: 2005 Limited Control pad failure??? [jacair]
Nov 16, 2013 (8:12 am)
I'm having the same problem of the toggle sticking and not allowing me to enter a selection on my '06 Avalon Limited. While in for service the dealer checked with Toyota to see if this problem was acknowleged or if there was a fix (e.g., clean and lubricate the toggle). The dealer came up empty and short of replacing the unit referred me to a private shop that deals with electronics issues. Also, the dealer said it would not work to replace my unit with a touch screed unit Toyota provided in later year Avalons (I have one of these in my '07 Tundra and it is far superior). I'll keep researching.... not inclined to replace with the same inferior toggle ball type unit that I have, have always found it cumbersome even when it worked.