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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Navigation System, Sedan
#2 of 92 Voice nagigation
Oct 25, 2006 (6:13 pm)
My LS430 is a great car except for the voice navigation. No matter how I try, speaking in various levels etc. "POI OFF" and "AUDIO OFF" are constant problems along with other voice commands. There are over 300 Lexus published commands of which only a few actually work. Has anyone else had this expertience?
#3 of 92 Re: Voice nagigation [frisco7]
Oct 29, 2006 (7:09 am)
Has anyone else had this expertience?
My "expertience" is similar, but different with my "nagigation"..
I can get POI OFF and AUDIO OFF to work fine, but there are 298 other commands it gets wrong.
May I suggest, however, that your "expertience" with your "nagigation" malfunctions may be your spelling? JK
#4 of 92 Re: Voice nagigation [nvbanker]
Oct 29, 2006 (8:35 am)
You caught me with my pants down on my spelling. It is embarrassing to say the least, but it seems we are having the same voice nav problem. This is so unlike Lexus. Mercedes and Honda have superior voice systems and the premium car does not. I understand the 2007 LS460 is a better system. LL
#5 of 92 Re: Voice nagigation [frisco7]
Oct 29, 2006 (8:43 am)
Thanks for having a sense of humor! I appppreciate it. Yes, I think lots of us, pretty much anybody who tries to use it has the problem. I have also heard that the problem is greatly improved in the 07 version. I have tried to memorize the 300 commands unsuccessfully. Trying to look them up on the freeway doesn't work either. The few I know, sometimes work, sometimes not. Eventually, I just push the state-of-the-art button, and get on with it. I appreciate the concept - but it's not yet perfected. When voice dial cellphones first came on the market in about 1997 or so, you had to "say each name" into it in program mode, so it would recognize your voice. I got pretty good at imitating my co-worker's voice when I drove his Caddy, but I was amazed when I got my 02 LS430, that this was no longer needed. Then I was amazed at how it doesn't always work either.......
I've driven the 460. I want one. That will fix my problem.
#6 of 92 Re: Voice nagigation [nvbanker]
Oct 29, 2006 (3:47 pm)
My granddaughter and I have lots of fun giving commands and see what comes back from the NAV lady. We have had a few great laughs. The most success I've had is in adjusting temperature.
#7 of 92 Re: Voice nagigation [rgsw]
Oct 29, 2006 (3:50 pm)
Yes, temperature up and down works. I can get guidance stopped, but almost everything else I try to do, gets me POI marks for the darndest things.....
#8 of 92 Re: Voice nagigation [nvbanker]
Oct 30, 2006 (11:03 am)
I can complain about the voice activation problems all day but the truth is that Lexus left us short on this feature. I have taken it a step further and filed a complaint which is pending at this time. This is my 4th Lexus and the first time I have any problem with any of them. Hopefully the '07 has a better system. If you stay in touch I will keep you up to date on what the outcome of my complaint is. LL
#9 of 92 New Nav Update
Nov 16, 2006 (3:26 pm)
I just installed the latest Nav DVD (version 6.1) on my '04 LS430. Everything worked AOK until I tried the secret "Override" sequence, and to my horror discovered that it no longer works!!
I had previously read that in the LS460 it did not work, and took that as a good reason not to buy one, but I didn't expect that the 430 update would kill it.
If anyone finds a new secret sequence would you please please post it. Thank you.
#10 of 92 Re: New Nav Update [rennybosch]
Nov 17, 2006 (4:31 am)
So if there is no override sequence for this update you might as well go out and buy the LS 460!