I plan to use both jointly when traveling. We could see the dealership from the main highway but Navigation kept taking us in the wrong direction in circles, I finally turned right instead of left like the navigation wanted and drove right to it!!!! Was told to take 121 thru Dallas to Ft. They need to have a recall and fix these problems. I set up my Garmin on all trips along with the Toyota system and in most cases put the Toyota on low volume. Try to put in a few small towns in N. I would prefer the option of having just the one item displayed, viz. The short version is that we went in with high hopes, but were somewhat underwhelmed.
It involves taking the trim pieces off the dash and pulling the radio out. You can additionally download for your picture collection. Toyota claim these are the most up to date maps. In my humble opinion they should recall this junk system and invest in a proven system. Or do you have some complaints? I have to shut it down or turn the engine off to force a reboot. Finds proper address almost every time.
The car had the 2004 cd so I bought the 2014 version thinking the problems would be solved. I really hope Toyota would do something to fix this major problem. I have a Ford F250 Platinum 2017 and if you make a wrong turn it will guide you the shortest route back to where you want to go…It is great…. This unit is not intuitive and there are too many steps to go from one screen to the other. Next time the car is started everything might work fine. As soon as my lease is up, adios! The Toyota will say your destination is on the right and it will be on the left….
In March I noted the map date of the Highlander Nav. They occur every so often on the roads but with no seeming pattern. Well guess what, they sold it to me, in their Highlander and they should replace it with a working system!!! Should I Buy the Toyota Highlander? Very angery with Toyota and horrible Nav system. Consumer Reports rated them very low and actually rated the Chrysler system easiest to use and best quality. They said the dealers are not trained correctly. That's comparable to the trunk size in many sedans.
My issue is I can not set to just show the map. Their attitude is take it or leave it. What has happened to Lexus and Toyota? Among the very first vehicles that came to the masses was the 1908 Design T, an American car made by the Ford Motor Firm. If Ford can provide a good system in their vehicles, then so could Toyota. Especially after reading all the posts about bad navigation! Navigation kept turning off, resetting radio settings, etc. No indication from the Highlander Nav.
Google maps found the street in seconds, Toyota took 35 Minutes. It will not recognize my voice. The navigation system to me almost a mile away and on the wrong side of the street from where the urgent care center was located. So please tell me what you wish you had known before you bought your highlander! By the way the Hawaiian Islands have Excellent coverage and I am sure I am going to fly my car there to use the System! It takes me the wrong direction when I know it is wrong. I grab my cell phone and tell it where I want to go and it navigates me without questions. The system is a disgrace in a vehicle this new and expensive.
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The Nav package is much improved. Highlander Ride and Handling: Comfortable Cruiser The Highlander comes standard with front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is optional. Prior to my highlander, I had a 2009 Venza and the Nav worked fine. It worked that way off the lot than changed. There's a top tether anchor for the middle seat if you have the bench and another tether anchor for the third-row middle seat. Came back 4 hrs and 45 min later and did not reach my destination.
At this trim-level my expectations were a little higher than usual for the Nav system. When you buy a Garmin unit you get updates for the life of the unit and the updates come out two to three times per year and take an hour to install on a slow machine. But I have to say that the worst thing about it is the lack of directions. We just got back from a 4,200-mile road trip. And what do you think? Maybe Toyota is afraid somebody might put a heavy box in the passenger seat and override the lockout.