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#123 of 181 Re: CVR Nav Problem - Blank Screen [crvowner395]
Sep 02, 2011 (6:54 pm)
Dealer is going to replace the whole unit. My cost is $150. Not happy that I have to pay anything at all since things like this just shouldn't break. However, it could have been much worse if I was forced to pay the full amount.
#124 of 181 Re: crv 2010 navigation system [sierrajanis]
Jan 14, 2012 (11:36 am)
I have a 2010 Honda Odyssey EX - L with Nav. It works okay but the system says I don't have the number in the phone book but yet it has the list of numbers under my cell phone number on imported phone numbers so I don't get it. Sometimes it takes several tries to connect but the incoming part works great. Also the map and directions are very nice, easy to read and gives both verbal and bullet directions. Is the one for the CR-V different???
#125 of 181 Honda CR-V Navigation system
Jan 14, 2012 (3:22 pm)
When we bought the car, in December of 2010, we were told it was fully Bluetooth compatible. We have several other devices that are fully compatible, among them an old Garmin 640 Nuvi. From the road changes we knew about in our area and elsewhere it soon became apparent that this factory installed system was at least 3 years old. I assumed there was an upgrade that would solve this deficiency. There was not.
We were able to pair our phones to the system and input our phone book as well as install a couple dozen command names on the systems "List." However, whether or not the name/number was in the phone book or on that "List," the only notification that came on the screen when a call came in was/is notification of a call but, even if the caller has caller ID, no name/number showed on the screen.
We checked the manual(s) and quizzed salesmen on this as well as service people at the dealership and then called Honda Tech Support for the NAV system. Everyone said that we had to have a compatible phone. So, after much ado of going through the manual on line and the hard copy we were given, we found that our phones were not compatible, despite the fact that both our phones, a Blackberry and a Palm Pre, were brand new.
After much investigation, we found that no cell phone sold in the U.S. is "compatible" with this system and the Caller ID feature simply will not work.
I wound up writing to everyone on the planet who had anything to do with Honda, including officials at Honda, Japan, including the President and, finally, after months, we were issued a $500 letter of credit with which we purchased an update ($200+ installed) and a tricked-out rear view mirror, excluded from our "loaded" CR-V. The NAV system is still sorely lacking on the GPS locations and still doesn't have the important Caller ID function that every other vehicle we've been in prior to and after the purchase, including the 2011 Honda Pilot, has as standard.
We do like the car but are very disappointed in Honda for having installed a piece of equipment that was extremely dated (we assume the downturn from 2008 left them holding zillions of the systems on the shelf) and deficient. All other NAV systems have the Caller ID feature.
Why is it so important? Don't you want to know, before answering a call, if it is a call you WANT to answer while driving? We sure do. Honda, shame on you!!
#126 of 181 Re: Honda vs. After-Market Navigation [mngal2001]
Jan 16, 2012 (12:03 pm)
I just purchased the 2012 CRV- EXL without Nav. After reading the reviews and seeing that Nav was almost $2000 more, plus expensive updates, I will stick with Garmin for $200. I love the car- it has the Back up camera, nice plus, also the blue tooth seems to work really well, it shows all my contacts and who I am calling. I have a plain phone (not a smart phone).
#127 of 181 2011 Honda CR-V NAV System
Jan 16, 2012 (2:13 pm)
Well, I have a Garmin Nuvi that, years ago, cost more than $500, I forget, but I've had it for about 5 years. We take that with us when we're travelling and generally input our destination into the Garmin also, as a backup. Often, the Honda Nav goofs up and we then rely on the Garmin. Sad, since we paid $1500 extra for the NAV system. The Garmin is also fully bluetooth compatible but, of course, won't allow answering from the steering wheel once its paired.
When I was doing my complaining to Honda, I ran across many unhappy CR-V NAV owners here and elsewhere. I see a "completely re-engineered" CR-V for 2012. I hope they got rid of all their old 2007-8 NAV systems and now have an updated system in their new CR-V's. I also hope Honda monitors this site and is aware of others, besides me, who think a lot less of Honda as a result of them using outdated, deficient equipment in the deluxe CR-V's. This was our first Honda (I've owned dozens of cars) and I'll hesitate to buy another even though we like the car, overall. We purchased it based on the dealer's representations and what Honda represented in the manual(s) based on Honda's reputation. We see now that was a mistake.
#128 of 181 Re: 2011 Honda CR-V NAV System
Jan 25, 2012 (6:17 pm)
HONDA 2012 NAV
My wife purchased a 2012 Civic with NAV. I've given up trying to use it. Take my Garmin instead. Today I purchased a 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L without the NAV. During this process I had a salesman at ACURA tell me it was good. Asked him to find me the closest LCBO (LIQUIOR STORE IN ONTARIO) after a few minutes he gave up. Garmin takes all but 30 seconds. I also had a friend try this out on his new Lexus RX350. Closest one 100 miles away, when it is just 1 mile away. Have a friend with a Lincoln, also has trouble finding things easily. Thus if you want a good NAV stay with Garmin. We've had Honda's for years and enjoy the reliability of them. But they certainly missed the boat with their HAV. system. At least on the Civic and CR-V.
#129 of 181 Re: 2011 Honda CR-V NAV System [nelsonkid]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2012 (9:00 pm)
Maybe it's a don't drink and drive thing.
Try a Timmies next. Well, no, they're on every corner anyway. Maybe a Canadian Tire?
I'm a bit irritated with my Garmin this week. The little pin in the adapter end is sticking and not making good contact with the power port, so it kept cutting off on me.
#130 of 181 2007 Honda CRV navigation Manual
Feb 10, 2012 (8:57 am)
Any info as to a link to download a copy of the Nav manual ( Navteq), also cannot program street address and avenue numbers ,not intuative at all, the system seems an absolute joke verses garmin.
#131 of 181 Honda CR-V NAV system
Feb 10, 2012 (10:20 am)
The manual that came with our 2011 CR-V cites attributes about the system that it doesn't have. For example, it discusses certain Bluetooth features that are only avaiable on "compatible phones." I checked and no phone currently available on the planet is compatible with those features on Honda's NAV system since it doesn't have those capabilities. The manual does explain the features that do work in understandable text, photos and illustrations but you can't make a Mercedes out of a bicycle. The unit is of 2007-8 vintage. it would appear that Honda bought thousands more than the could sell in those years so they just kept installing them in 2009,10,11 models to get them out of their inventory.
The 2012 is advertised as "completely re-engineered" so I would assume they put a fully functioning, up-to-date system in the new models. Ours was priced at $1500 so, if they upgraded to a unit comparable with what other automakers have been installing (even their NAV system in the Pilot is better) in higher end versions of their featured models, it will probably cost more.
#132 of 181 Re: Honda vs. After-Market Navigation [texasbid]
Feb 10, 2012 (4:10 pm)
Exactly!! Youre paying $2000 for a $200 GPS system. Kind of a no brainer to stick with the EX-L, although youre still paying $2000 for fake leather seats. Best deal is the EX