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Honda CR-V, Navigation System, SUV
#133 of 171 Re: 2007 Honda CRV navigation Manual [ronin9]
Feb 11, 2012 (6:56 am)
You can download Nav manual from Honda website. You have to create an account with your car model first, then, it will show up the appropriate manuals for your car model.
#134 of 171 Honda CR-V NAV System
Feb 11, 2012 (10:24 am)
Downloading a manual, if you didn't get one when you bought the car, is one thing. Making the NAV system do what it is supposed to do is another. Even after spending $185 (Honda had issued me a $500 credit to compensate for the system's deficiencies) for an updated CD, it is still far less accurate than my Garmin and is not fully Bluetooth compatible.
#135 of 171 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi
Mar 14, 2012 (7:42 am)
I'm thinking of buying a new 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navigation. I've read a number of posts and they all say the Navi is lacking. Would someone describe what the display looks like. Is it 3D or does it simply look like Google Maps on a smart phone? Does the Navi fail all the time to find locations? Is there an aftermarket navi system that any of you would recommend for the CRV? What does one lose, if anything, on the touch screen if the navigation is not purchased? Thanks for your help.
#136 of 171 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [jake140]
Mar 14, 2012 (4:58 pm)
I have 2008 CRV and I personally like the 2D view more than the 3D. Honda Navi does not have 3D view. The 2D view Navi screen on Honda is pretty big and it gives you plenty surrounding area of the map to check out vs. 3D view which is distorted and it doesn't give you a good sense of surrounding area. I think Alpine is the company who makes Honda Navi. Perhaps they have something better that fits Honda CRV.
#137 of 171 Re: 2012 CRV EX-L w/Navi [jake140]
Mar 15, 2012 (10:45 am)
I really don't know what is meant by 3D in this application. From a marketing standpoint, I guess it is but it isn't 3D like Avatar or in a 3D film. You have a choice of little cartoon icons or arrows on a backlit map, like a Garmin or any GPS I've seen. We have a 2011 CRV EX-L that we like with the exception of the NAV. I carry a Garmin that I use hiking and had in an old Blazer we gave to our son. The NAV in the Honda is sub-standard, much less feature-wise and in accuracy than many other NAV systems I've seen and far less versatile and accurate than my 5 year-old Garmin. I donít know if it is improved in the 2012 model, perhaps thatís a question to ask though, beware, not even the owner of the large dealership was well-versed in the operation of the NAV. Not even NAV tech support was of much help.
Aside from the fact the maps were 5 years old and Honda paid for a $185 upgrade this last December, it is not fully Bluetooth compatible. Deceptively, they say you have to check to see if your phone is suitable to work with all the features but, lo and behold, there is no phone sold in the U.S. that is ďcompatible.Ē The main feature we miss is Caller ID; that is to say, even if the caller is in the on-board phone book, they are identified on the screen as is the case on all other systems Iíve seen. It only shows you that you have an incoming call but you already know that since it rings and tells you.
The voice recognition is low-end; Iíve seen a lot better in other vehicles. The Honda Pilot has a better NAV system. What Iím saying here applies for 2011 vehicles; I donít know about 2012 models but perhaps some of the issues I bring up here can be asked if you go to purchase the 2012.
#138 of 171 GPS mount for a 2012 CR-V
Mar 31, 2012 (12:58 pm)
Recently bought a 2012 CR-V and would like to mount a Garmin Nuvi GPS unit. I have a vent mount, but the wiper stalk interferes with putting it on the left side center vent. I have it mounted on the left side vent, but it's not very convenient. Does any one have experience or suggestions for the redesigned 2012?
#139 of 171 Re: GPS mount for a 2012 CR-V [chuckhur]
Apr 01, 2012 (7:52 pm)
Oh what a mistake we made. Bought the 2012 CRV with built in nav. The thing is antiquated. Wish we had not gotten it. My cheap 2009 Garmin is more accurate and easier to use.
#140 of 171 Re: GPS mount for a 2012 CR-V [tfriedman]
Apr 01, 2012 (9:21 pm)
Join the club on that! We were hoping that Honda would clean up their act on subsequent models. We had the same experience on our 2011 CR-V. I have an older Garmin, 2006, and it is better than the Honda Nav. The sales people were clueless, the owner of the rather large dealership didn't know what was going on, even Honda "NAV tech support" didn't seem to know what was going on. I wrote letters to everybody, including the president of Honda International in Japan. Finally, they issued me a $500 letter of credit and I though I could upgrade the NAV system with an upgrade they produced. It cost $185 and did bring the mapping into 2011 but the system is still not fully Bluetooth compatible. That is to say, the manual shows the caller ID feature IF your phone is compatable. Currently, no cell phone offered by any carrier in the U.S. is compatable. That's because the system just can't do what is advertised and shown in the manual.
I'd rather give them back the $500 and replace the NAV with a real system. When we travel, we take the Garmin, as backup since we don't trust the Honda NAV.
While we do like the car, we're extremely dissapointed in Honda. This is our first Honda and will be our last. EVERY other in-dash NAV I've seen is far superior to Honda's. Our theory, not supported by any evidence, is that in 2006 they bought container loads of this NAV system and then car sales dropped, leaving them holding the bag on 2006 systems so they're still getting rid of them on you and me.
#141 of 171 Re: Honda CR-V Navigation system [johnbradley]
Jul 24, 2012 (5:20 pm)
Hi John, Have you considered suing Honda Motor in small claims court to recover the cost of the Navigation system or possibly a class action law suit? I have similar issues with Honda on my 2008 Honda pilot. It seems that they have installed, like you say, five year old mappings and then they try to sell new one every year. I would be interested in your thoughts.
#142 of 171 Re: Honda CR-V Navigation system [vinod3]
Jul 29, 2012 (11:46 pm)
No, I haven't considered small claims. I wrote to everyone possible, many letters to thier Nav Tech Support, the owner of the dealership, Honda USA---every officer, Honda Japan---top executives, including President Honda International, every blog I could find---including this one, consumer affairs everywhere---including in Reno, largest city near us where the dealer has several dealerships. Finally, 6 months into it, they offered $500 credit so I took the credit and told them I'd back off, figuring it wasn't going to get any better than that.
So, when the update CD was available, I bought it------for $185---and had a decent rear view mirror installed------for $360----it should have been in the car, supposedly a "top of the line" HA! "fully equipped" model that "had everything you can put on it." Trouble is, it had a $10 rear view mirror that Manny, Moe and Jack would put on their "Super Bargin $1" table. It didn't have fog lights, which up here in snow country would be very useful. (Haven't installed them yet as I was thinking about unloading the car.)
My wife loves it. So---I'm gonna get the fog lights and hunker down for a year or two. I go in to get a small recall done and they say, "Hey, your tires are 1/32nd" of tread left. "WHAT?!!!!" I've got a little over 16,000 miles on the car! So, I go to the place where I buy tires for our commercial vehicles and get a DECENT set of tires, $964.
I can't believe Honda would put such junk on what they say is the top model of CR-V's. I've been meaning to write them and tell them that "luxury, fully equipped models, should be and not have Tonka Tires that wear out before you get out of the showroom.
Honda? My first and last!!