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Old 11-08-2015, 09:00 PM
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Re: Australian maps?

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I don't know whether other manufacturers update their maps. Or with what frequency. But it probably wouldn't cause me to switch - which I've no doubt Jeep has figured out!
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Bugger about the lack of response, or the patronising, "go away annoying person" response. But I got much the same from Holden when I enquired about the Captiva's map.

We had a 2011 Cappy. Its nav map was dated around 2010/11. I enquired about a map upgrade. Parts "interpreter" as the guy is called, said that it's listed as 2013 and costs $380 to update.

Needless to say I declined and continued to use the trusty TomTom VIA620 which cost well under $300 and has quarterly map updates, all of which are from the same source as Holden's maps - Whereis.

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In contrast my TomTom VIA620 cost me $250 2 years ago and has free lifetime maps

Hence why I went the standalone GPS option rather than the in car option.



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Re: Australian maps?

Just to bump start the thread, who has had map updates or have heard of any?

Recently I bought a Hyundai ix35. It's a 2014 model and runs the Q3 2014 maps from here.com, same as Jeep's, I understand.

According to Hyundai's website it updates its maps around June/July each year. But so far, nothing since 2014. Sounds like Jeep and Hyundai have either the same problem sourcing updates or each of them are being truculent about releasing them.

Whatever the reason the outcome is that both the ix35 and the Jeep maps are now 2 years out of date and I've found some significant errors, missing data and so on in both of them.

And in one instance they both report a road that does not exist at a location in my town. My TomTom doesn't show it (it's correct).

I've given up on relying on the navigator. I'll run it but the trusty Tomtom will be stuck to the windscreen for when we need nav assistance.

What's annoying is that consumers pay for this feature (it doesn't come free). So, I gotta wonder, under Australian consumer law is the recourse for a complaint?
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Re: Australian maps?

A couple of months ago, my dealer told me that new maps are available for about $200. Don't know if he's correct, but he checked the maps in a GC on the floor. It was missing the same 4 year old freeway nearby that my maps are missing. I didn't get to check the date on the new cars maps, but I'm not spending that much money to have the same major error in my neighbourhood.
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Re: Australian maps?

What I find a bit strange is that here.com, the supplier, has a free app which can download, again for free, all available maps.

I installed it and the maps for Australia. So far it all seems to be up to date.

Wish that Jeep and other manufacturers such as Hyundai which also sources Here map data could be as up to date as their suppliers' free product.
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