Updating acura software
But, being GPS it does have one pitfall, and that’s the fact that the maps are stored directly to the device as software, and as such can become out of date when new roads are built or changed.
So how exactly can you perform an Acura Navigation Update – well it’s quite simple – you need to use a Acura Navigation DVD which is released annually by a company called HERE.
Returned and got new set (correct part number), which were apparently defective -- it basically "bricked" the entertainment and navigation systems. (Disks also returned for refund) The Acura Tech support line told my dealer they have to replace entertainment and navigation system, which they are in the process of doing.
I've been driving a brand new 2017 MDX Tech loaner for two weeks now.
Plus Benefits to Purchasing Online Depending on what time of year you buy, the cost can vary.
Typically for an Acura you will be looking at spending between and 9 US Dollars.
I was told (originally) that it might be three weeks or more. This may be part of the reason why the new Hondas no longer use the HERE navigation system/disks. I left on a nine day trip on the Friday the first part came in. I left on a nine day trip on the Friday the first part came in.
I would not have minded (too much) if the 75 minute update and 5 hours driving for the update had worked. They now apparently use a system supplied by Garmin. They ordered the HDD unit which arrived on Friday but it did not fix the problem. I returned the loaner a week after my car was repaired at the end of my trip. They ordered the HDD unit which arrived on Friday but it did not fix the problem. I returned the loaner a week after my car was repaired at the end of my trip.
We have a few Fords in our fleet at work and the Sync 3 is however light years better then My Ford Touch it replaced.
If you decide to purchase the latest map updates from HERE for your Acura in-dashboard GPS system then you will benefit from wide map coverage including the United States, Canada, and North America.
Last year there were around 20,000 new miles of road either added to the road network, or had aspects to them changed – none of which will be present on your existing Acura GPS – which is why you should update with the new Acura DVD map update 2017 – which has recently been released.
You also can call Acura at 800-382-2238 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hotline at 888-327-4236.
The Sync 3 is also a brand new system as of 2016, not a few years old like Acuras.
Vehicles affected by this service bulletin: For vehicles equipped with Navigation.