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#156 of 195 Busted NAV in 2004 MDX
Aug 25, 2010 (2:02 pm)
I finally got around to reading the posts in this forum. I wanted to chime in that we also lost the NAV in our 2004 MDX (since traded in). The NAV/screen would work on occasion, but we always had to input the code in order to get it to work. Sometimes, the GPS would find the satellites. Other times, it didn't but at least the A/C controls and backup camera worked!
We didn't care that much about the GPS since the unit was far inferior to a Garmin Nuvi. But the inability to control A/C was ridiculous.
On top of that, we had an issue with our TPMS sensors and the TPMS light would come on within a few miles of driving. This happened even after we replaced our tires. Both the tire dealer and an Acura dealer couldn't figure out what was wrong.
The car had just over $100K miles and was running quite well, but we had no confidence in the electronics and figure we may as well cut our losses. The cost of a major electronic repair could have approached 25% or more of the car's value.
#157 of 195 Re: Busted NAV in 2004 MDX [yossarian3]
Aug 25, 2010 (3:10 pm)
With the Nav system, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Blind Spot Info System, Hard Drive Stereo System, etc. etc., there is a lot that can go wrong. That is why I purchased the genuine Acura 7-year extended warranty when I purchased my 2010 MDX. Any one of those items, after the regular 4-year warranty expires, could cost as much or more than the extended warranty to fix. Now I know I won't have any big expense for at least the first seven years.
I find the Nav system in the 2010 MDX to be superior to any other Nav system I have experienced. It is a hard drive system, lightning fast routing, and has more features than any I have seen. I can enter address, map coordinates, phone number, intersection, actual map spot, or use the address book to get directions. OR, use voice command and say FIND NEAREST GROCERY STORE (or about 75 other categories) and the list pops up within about two seconds. The map coordinate feature is great for areas not yet on the map. Just find the location on google world, get the map coordinates, and enter the numbers on the MDX Nav screen. Simple. And you have the choice of being routed on ONLY verified roads OR also on unverified roads. Either way, an arrow continually points to the direction of your final location.
I just sold my 2003 Infiniti I-35 which also had a Navigation system. I used the system on a regular basis for all seven plus years I had that car and never had a problem with it.
Sep 11, 2010 (8:18 am)
I have an 07 MDX and want to upgrade the GPS. Do I have to go to a site for vehicles in Canada or is it the same site as for the US as well?
I have been directed o many incorrect addresses so I hope the newer version is improved!
#159 of 195 Re: 2007 MDX Nav [joyincanada]
Sep 11, 2010 (8:40 am)
The 2011 map should be available by the end of this month.
I would call an Acura dealer in Canada to find out how to get the latest map software.
#160 of 195 2010 MDX with Nav Package
Oct 10, 2010 (5:53 pm)
I try voice activation to make a call and it turns on my defrosters,again I say PHONEBOOK and it turn on the radio ????? What gives ????
Cannot program Phone numbers into the phone book since my Motorola Razor will not transfer my list. Salesman tells me they have to be entered manually, which I tried without success. HELP, my wife's car and she s driving me nuts.
#161 of 195 Re: 2010 MDX with Nav Package [gsjr57]
Oct 10, 2010 (6:48 pm)
You have to be on the PHONE MENU page on the navigation screen. Press the PHONE button on the steering wheel, then press the VOICE button and give the command. I use mine often. But if I forget to press the PHONE button first, I have the same problems you are experiencing.
#163 of 195 Problems with Navigation Update for Canadian 2010 MDX
Dec 07, 2010 (9:07 pm)
I recently purchased the latest update disk for my MDX. I ordered it online through Navteq. Since the update, the voice commands for the climate control will only accept fahrenheit commands and not celsius (as it previously did). The display on the dash for the climate control shows Celsius. When looking at the "help" section for voice commands it shows the commands listed in Fahrenheit. Could there be a different disk for Canadian MDX's versus those in the US? Anyone else come across this problem?
#164 of 195 Re: Problems with Navigation Update for Canadian 2010 MDX [jandscanada]
Dec 07, 2010 (9:24 pm)
Since I live in the US I didn't have that problem. However, any addresses in my address book that I had entered using a map location instead of an actual address had to be re-entered. Any intersection I had entered still works, but the first letter of both street names is missing. I have notified Navteq and Acura of the problems I found. Acura told me that hadn't received their test disc yet to test it.
WHY do they sell these discs before Acura tests them? PLEASE let Acura know of all the problems you come across so they can correct the disc and have one that works properly next year.
#165 of 195 Re: Problems with Navigation Update for Canadian 2010 MDX [cloviskid]
Jan 20, 2011 (12:45 pm)
Did you receive 1 or 2 disks with your order? Do you see Canadian roads on your Nav. screen?
Thanks - James