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Toyota Prius, Navigation System, Hatchback, Sedan
#46 of 65 Re: will GPS DVD upgrade for 2006 Prius speak street names [agent86]
Apr 28, 2010 (4:34 pm)
Sorry... your GEN5 navigation system features are fixed. The map update will only provide new streets and business information called point of interest (POIs).
The GEN6 navigation system in the 2010 Prius does offer turn-by-turn guidance for streets in addition to freeway on-ramps and off-ramps.
#47 of 65 Re: Foodbob [frank_n_ann]
Apr 28, 2010 (4:37 pm)
The previous update was $265 for V8.1 or V7.1.
#48 of 65 2010 Prius Navigation Fault
Aug 04, 2010 (2:00 pm)
Since new whenever the car boots up in the morning and occasionally at random other times, the DVD for the nav reboots. This resets the search area, keyboard type and if you aren't aware of this the map will be tryiong to search some other area. Does Toyota have any tech support number other than the dealer who is no help at all? I need a tech support guy who know the system so I can take his information back to the dealer. Is there a battery or capacitor keeping the stored information live that isn't doing it's job? Any help would be appreciated. The car does well otherwise and naviogates ok after reloading the DVD several times a day.
Thanks for any input
#49 of 65 Re: Map split screen is annoying [justlooking9]
Sep 03, 2010 (7:57 pm)
Hi - did you find out if the split screen can be disabled? If so, can you share the instructions? I find it annoying as well! Thanks,
#50 of 65 Navigation map
Sep 03, 2010 (7:59 pm)
My nav map shows icons for gas stations, restaurants, etc. I don't want these icons to show up but am having trouble removing them permanantly. Can anyone help with the instructions to do this?
Sep 20, 2010 (3:04 pm)
Hi, can someone tell me how to get the nav system to provide directions using highways? I have it set to highways but it still wants to take me on every back road imaginable....thanks.
#52 of 65 Re: new Map cd [frank_n_ann]
Oct 08, 2010 (7:50 am)
I bought a 2008 Prius and the GPS unit is worthless. The map was outdated from the start and does not have many addresses that have been there for years. In addition, there is a great deal of wrong information.
THE Prius GPS units are a RIP OFF. Don't waste your money. If you are going to buy a Prius with one in it, make sure they give you the latest update as part of the deal. You are better off getting a Garmin or a Nuvi, they are more accurate and have a lot better features.
There should be a class action lawsuit about their map DVD's. They are not accurate or up to date. This is very similar to the 15" monitor lawsuit years ago and Toyota should be giving free updates to everyone. Let me know if anyone has a suit going and I will join!
#53 of 65 2008 Prius Nav/GPS Update DVD
Dec 12, 2010 (9:34 am)
I bought a 2008 Prius new in May of 2008 and have not yet updated the GPS. Has anyone found a way to update it for a reasonable cost? Is the dealer price for the DVD really $199.?
#54 of 65 Re: new Map cd [dwprius2008]
by pf_flyer HOST
Dec 12, 2010 (3:42 pm)
Just a reminder... the Edmunds forums cannot be used to organize legal actions and I'll have to remove posts that attempt to do so.
On the issue of GPS units that come with vehicles, generally I've noticed that those units seem to be more out of date than portable units. Heck, I just bought a $129 TomTom unit for my daughter as a Christmas gift that comes with free lifetime map updates.
My sister near Philly has one in a Honda van that's almost useless as far as I can tell. On a recent visit to her, we put in a destination that was only about 20 miles away an for some reason the GPS decided to route us through Pittsburgh!
#55 of 65 Question on Navigation Screen
Dec 14, 2010 (5:53 am)
I have the Prius V with the Navigation system. When i press the "Audio" button on the Navigation system, i get to see all my presets for FM, SAT, and AM in a tabbed format. But after about 10 seconds, the screen defaults back to the Map view even though i am not using the Maps for guidance or directions. How can i have it set so that the "Audio" screen stays put when i press it, instead of defaulting to the Map screen.