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Acura MDX, SUV
#84 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [vamaxwell]
Sep 24, 2008 (4:20 pm)
I had the same issue with my 2003 MDX and was given a $4,000 estimate. I did some searching on the topic and found that the unit is made by Alpine Electronics and they will fix for a $150 fix fee and ship back to you free, which is 4% of the Acura estimate. See www.navhelp.com/TSB-96.025.pdf. I just called them and they confirmed that did the electronics for my model and year. You should confirm model and year. Not sure why the dealers are not offering this as it is an Arura spec. Good luck.
#85 of 195 Re: Need basic help on Nav system [mecheng1]
Sep 25, 2008 (8:34 am)
How do you buy the update from Alpine? I can't find it on their site.. If you want to reply private, mgaudet1cox.net
Just got new 08 MDX
#87 of 195 Re: Need basic help on Nav system [grandzu]
Sep 26, 2008 (6:12 am)
Thanks for replying. I've seen the update site you list, but the update there is $185, what I was wondering how you got it for $99?
#88 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [kdriscoll]
Oct 07, 2008 (9:19 am)
OMG, I am at the dealer right now with a broken nav on my Acura MDX 2004. I'm only 6000 miles over the warantee and it's $4000 to replace (mine is shorting out. Of course, that's the same screen that you use to control the air conditioning and heat, so obviously I need to replace--not to mention I need the NAV). I a going to look at the site you recommended.
#89 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [kdriscoll]
Oct 07, 2008 (9:29 am)
OK, I think Alpine is only for the updated disc--not a whole new system. I called Alpine and they told me I had to do that through the dealer. Does anyone else know a cheaper way to get a replacement NAVI unit for a 2004 MDX? We're in a recession, here!
#90 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [starlowe]
Oct 08, 2008 (9:54 am)
I have an '04 non-nav but with the "trip computer" screen that I plunk my Garmin Nuvi 660 right on. Works great, my wife even prefers it to the factory nav in our '07 MDX.
#91 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [upstatedoc]
Jan 09, 2009 (3:09 pm)
I am completely with all those who have posted about their disappointment of the Navigation system in their MDX. My wife gets so frustrated trying to use the NAV system in our her '08 MDX compared to my 3 year old Garmin. Compared to my Garmin unit the word "intuitive" would not even remotely be an adjective I would use to describe what ACURA is selling as a NAV in their MDX. With the knob it takes at least 3x's as long to get your destination entered. Often times, we just give up because it is too aggravating. Then when you do get it to work, it doesn't even pronounce the same of the streets! Hello Acura...for $2,500 I think you may want to add that to your list of features your GPS system should have.
The only feature my Garmin model doesn't have that the MDX has is voice recognition, but so far I the MDX hasn't demonstrated that it does a very good job of recognizing voices either!
If Acura (and other car makers who are trying to reinvent the wheel), would wake up, I think they would realize they could offer a much better, user friendly GPS system to their customers if they would enter partnerships with these companies like Garmin who really do this for a living.
Overall we are liking the MDX, but this GPS system is very disappointing, esp. when Acura promotes themselves as a luxury line.
#92 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [mdxrrrrr]
Jan 09, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Actually the 07-08 Navi will speak the street name if the navi is set to max feedback. But it is lacking especially when compared to a Garmin. And the Acura navi if partnered with Pioneer who makes navigation software.
#93 of 195 Re: Broken Naviagation system on 2004 mdx [grandzu]
Jan 10, 2009 (5:57 pm)
Grandzu, I will try the max feed back setting. So far the only streets I have heard it pronounce are Interstate Highways. Everything else is turn right or left on "The Road". When I think of cutting edge GPS, somehow Pioneer doesn't come to jump into my head.