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Old 09-21-15, 09:48 AM
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I know the typical talk every year is for the latest NAV map updates to come out every year in the Fall. However, I'm looking for a better timeline than just 'Fall'. Does anyone know when this Fall (within a week or two) the latest map updates will be available?

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Hello bclexus, I apologize do not have an exact date at this time. You may visit this site to stay updated: http://www.lexusnavigation.com/
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Default So, It's 'Fall' - Where is the latest map update?

So, It's 'Fall' - Where is the latest v15.1 NAV map update?
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We apologize we do not have an exact release date at this time. To stay updated please contact your local dealer or visit www.LexusNavigation.com.
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Version 15.1 is the newest map update available for purchase from your Lexus dealer for any Lexus vehicle using GEN4 and higher hardware. It was released Fall 2015.

Click on the first FAQ in this Lexus Navigation link.
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FYI - My dealership's (Park Place Lexus - Plano, TX) parts department has received hundreds of the v15.1 Map Updates. The price is $169.00 plus $100 Installation charge, which I don't mind paying.

My 2013 GS 350 currently has the original v12 NAV map, which is now 3 years old and is showing it's age with all the many Interstate/highway/toll road/street changes and new POIs in the DFW area. I'll be glad to have it updated...
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Originally Posted by bclexus View Post
FYI - My dealership's (Park Place Lexus - Plano, TX) parts department has received hundreds of the v15.1 Map Updates. The price is $169.00 plus $100 Installation charge, which I don't mind paying.

My 2013 GS 350 currently has the original v12 NAV map, which is now 3 years old and is showing it's age with all the many Interstate/highway/toll road/street changes and new POIs in the DFW area. I'll be glad to have it updated...
$100 installation charge? Don't they just update it with a usb drive that should take couple of minutes?
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$100 installation charge? Don't they just update it with a usb drive that should take couple of minutes?
From what I'm told it's a bit more time consuming than you might think and takes much longer than a few minutes. If you've ever updated a stand-alone GPS (e.g. Garmin) the new mapping and POIs, etc. will take about an hour minimum to install. I suspect updating the Lexus NAV is very similar, thus the $100 installation labor charge...even though the technician can be doing something else for most of the ~1 hour downloading time. Also, I'm told that Lexus downloads the new map/POIs, etc. from one of their master tech computers with a special delivery device that plugs into the GEN7 NAV USB port (for Gen4 GS 350) - not from an individual memory stick device.
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Originally Posted by bclexus View Post
FYI - My dealership's (Park Place Lexus - Plano, TX) parts department has received hundreds of the v15.1 Map Updates. The price is $169.00 plus $100 Installation charge, which I don't mind paying.

My 2013 GS 350 currently has the original v12 NAV map, which is now 3 years old and is showing it's age with all the many Interstate/highway/toll road/street changes and new POIs in the DFW area. I'll be glad to have it updated...
Is there any way to tell what version you're on? Like you I also have '13 and noticed its age.
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Originally Posted by ToddsLex78 View Post
Is there any way to tell what version you're on? Like you I also have '13 and noticed its age.
To see what your current NAV map information is: Go to Menu > Information > Map (upper portion of the screen)


My original NAV map installed on my 2013 GS 350 (built October 2012) had the following information:
Map Version: 21-12-27 [2012-06-1]

My new NAV map (after update) installed on my 2013 GS 350 now has the following information:
Map Version: 21-15-17 [2015-06-1]
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Does this version by any chance improve the otherwise useless voice commands?
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Originally Posted by rj4510 View Post
Does this version by any chance improve the otherwise useless voice commands?
I don't know what you drive but my '14 LS is virtually useless as well.

Does anyone know if the NAV update also includes a HD system update as well?
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Originally Posted by Dr. Jekyll View Post
I don't know what you drive but my '14 LS is virtually useless as well.

Does anyone know if the NAV update also includes a HD system update as well?
The same experience with my '14 LS and my '16 LX is not better. Toyota should decide to unlock their navigation so we could use it while driving as on many other cars. Trying to use voice recognition is much more dangerous and stressful than a few clicks.
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That's doable: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...-override.html
but Toyota really needs to step it up. It's their screwup that causes the dangerous condition. If voice activation worked it'd be one thing...
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