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Swampy 01-20-2013 03:28 AM

Jeep Navigation System = "Fail"
Hello Everyone

Please use this thread to post all of your Jeep Navigation System Fail examples.

I think that it would be good to put them all in one place.

Today we went on a day trip from Oakford to Hoddy's Well Archery centre that is near Toodyay.

1st photos are of the Nav system heading North on Tonkin Highway and needing to turn right (East) onto Roe Highway. The Jeep Nav System has us turn left onto Roe Highway, travel a couple of Kilometres West, Do a U-Turn then head back East past where we could have easily turned right. Note that this intersection an ability to turn right has been there probably about 15 years.
Untitled by Swampy, on Flickr
Untitled by Swampy, on Flickr
Untitled by Swampy, on Flickr

The next photo has the Jeep Nav System telling us repeatedly to do U-turns to get off Toodyay Road, even though this is the shortest route to get there. Note that Toodyay road has been there probably longer than I have. Note the time to destination is 1Hr and 13 minutes. We were actually less than 15 minutes away from our destination at that time.
Untitled by Swampy, on Flickr

End result is that we certainly got their OK and had great fun. Thankfully we were not relying on the Jeep Nav System otherwise we would have expended much more travel time.

Quite Simply: Jeep Navigation System = "Fail".

fwdjeep 01-20-2013 03:42 AM

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One reason i did go for this expensive item when i purchased by GC

iwantanotherjeep 01-20-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by fwdjeep (Post 744029)
One reason i did go for this expensive item when i purchased by GC

You did or didn't go for this system?

fwdjeep 01-20-2013 03:49 PM

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Could not justify the costs and from previous posts was aware of issues with system, a well as costs to up date maps

Swampy 01-20-2013 05:05 PM

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We bought the Overland so the Sat Nav is standard however we rely on the SatNav and it was part of our decision making. Back when we ordered the vehicle I did not see any hint of the Sat Nav being as useless as it currently is. Probably because back then not many peolple had Overlands or had the Sat Nav optioned.

It's a little embarrasing when travelling and people want to check out the Jeep Overland and are suitably impressed. Then they see the TomTom hanging from the windscreen and they are surprised that the Top of the Range Grand Cherokee doesn't hav a Sat Nav. I then explain it does but is more or less unusable and they have a little laugh.

I think on the other models if you want to option the Sat Nav its about $3,500?

I certainly wouldn't pay $5 for it.

allypally 01-20-2013 05:11 PM

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I think $5 is over priced, but I assume shipping and fitting is also in that price?

Swampy 01-21-2013 08:34 PM

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Sox has mentioned new maps coming soon.

Wonder if that will help? Hopefully less unverified roads would be a start.

allypally 01-21-2013 08:51 PM

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Possibly might help....but I am sure that Jeeps pricing for the new map may block many.
They should give it away like the USA.

Swampy 01-21-2013 11:16 PM

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I can assure you that I will not be paying for the maps. I highlighted the issue with Jeep 2 months into owners ship and regularly sisnce then.

I'm looking forward to the conversation should they suggest that I pay for them.

just4fun 01-22-2013 02:19 AM

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I spoke with my dealer at week, they are not aware of any updates for these useless systems. These map update should be free

Roachy 01-25-2013 03:32 AM

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Heres a couple of useless directions out of wagga. The first is from Wagga to Temora with the gps routing out via Narranderra and Leeton making instead of a 100km trip into a 230km trip. As can be seen the Olympic Hwy is shown but gps just wont use it. Same with Wagga to Culcairn (2nd pic) and Wagga to Albury (3rd) with it routing out the Hume instead of the direct route down the Olympic Hwy. The unit is fine around town but useless on long trips due to not using 'unverified' major roads.

mm1964 01-26-2013 06:30 PM

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My understanding is it is not the maps that are the problem or need updating. The problem is the program that deciphers the route to take. I was advised by Customer Care that it was being addressed and an updated would be issued June 2012.

Still waiting.

One of my reasons for going for the Overland was the Sat Nav at it is useless around Sydney. Last time I used to direct be to the nearest Bunnings it came up with the nearest in Brisbane!!!

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