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Old 09-28-15, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by PR FIEBRU View Post
I agree portable Gps and cellphones are best ways to get around.. Nonetheless I want my car to be currently updated. I just made purchase of car and a 2008 gps is almost cometely useless..
I just can't beleive how a Lexus dealer scammed me... I even went back to verify and they just game me lame excuse.. I'll send corporate a email tomorrow. I'm gonna be away for a few days so I'll hopefuly take care of this when I come back.
Any update on your experience?
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Old 09-29-15, 09:28 PM
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If you go to the Lexus website, look under the My Lexus link (Manuals/Resources-Navigation Maps) it says updates are $169. Not sure where your dealer came up with the $350 fee.
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Old 09-30-15, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by PR FIEBRU View Post
I don't know if I've been taken advantage of, but this is story.
My 2010 rx map data prior when I purchased it read v.8.1 meaning 2008 map data.

The newest map data version, as far as I know, that Lexus offers is v.14.1 meaning 2014 maps.

I finally get my vehicle drive away and I see that everything looks exactly the same. I then checked what map data version I had and it read v.8.1.
I went right back to dealer and service rep. Tells me Lexus updates entire system not just data. The data version in car will not change but internally it has been updated. He said there is no way to know if it's updated.
I am bit busy now but I will do some research on this and find out if Lexus of Queens is full of it.
So far if this is what I paid 368 dollars for, it's not worth updating. I'll keep u guys posted
I just bought a 2013 ES300h and part of the deal was they would update the nav system. When I got in the car and displayed the latest version it was not showing 14.1. The service department insisted I had the latest update. I left and got home and it did not seem correct. I scan the map to where a toll road and been built two years ago. It was not on the map. I took it back and they updated it again which now shows 14.1 and the fairly new toll road. They said it appeared to update but something happen to the update.
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Old 09-30-15, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by eLEXUSrx View Post
If you go to the Lexus website, look under the My Lexus link (Manuals/Resources-Navigation Maps) it says updates are $169. Not sure where your dealer came up with the $350 fee.
The rest is the labor. The process is so convoluted, you can't do it yourself without special tools.
My RX had to go in twice and I spent 3 days with a loaner to get mine updated.
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Old 12-22-15, 06:12 AM
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Exclamation Navigation Update Necessary?

I have a 2010 RX450H and was curious if anyone has updated etc. the Nav. System and/or if it is even worth it. Future trip so may just use my iPhone as we get close to areas.
Thanks. Also cost?
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Old 12-22-15, 07:43 AM
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Old 12-22-15, 07:48 AM
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Merged. And check this site for more information.
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Old 12-22-15, 08:55 AM
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I was going to update my 2010 RX that came with 2009 maps. Dealer wanted $200. I declined and have a nice Proclip mount for my iPhone 6s Plus. Makes a much better nav setup.
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Old 12-22-15, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by RXRunner View Post
We updated our 2010 RX a few months ago. The Nav system was 2 versions old. Our dealer had a $99 software special and charged me 1 hour of labor ($125) to install. The update was worth it especially being 2 versions old. I like the ability to use Lexus Drivers on the computer to enter in trips and download them to the RX, This has worked very well. On a recent trip in downtown Chicago the Lexus directions were better than using Google Maps on an iPhone at the same time.
Does this function require an Enform subscription?
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Old 12-29-15, 10:54 AM
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Default Updated dvd etc

Local Toyota dealership can get from Lexus for $199 and install I charge. Still high imho . Anyway said version could be nearing a year old so holding off for now. Will use 2009 version in our 2010 and IPhone etc etc on upcoming trip. May update later in winter.
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Old 03-11-16, 11:15 AM
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Default my actual cost today for Nav update, 2010 RX350

Decided to update after traveling to a couple of places that were not on my 5 year old map. My actual pre-sales tax costs:

169.93 V15.1 NAV MAP UPDATE
164.40 Labor
334.33 Total

I don't mind $160 for the map. It's reasonable. The extra $9.93 is laughable. One of Augustine's Laws of Estimating (Norman Augustine) is to always end a price with a 7 or a 3 to add the illusion of precision. The labor charge was a flat fee (also oddly precise looking) so we don't know how little time this actually took to put the disc in, push a button and watch it load. My dealer charges $80 an hour for labor, so I guess somebody sat in my car for exactly 2 hours 3 1/3 minutes.
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Old 03-12-16, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by TheMaze View Post
Decided to update after traveling to a couple of places that were not on my 5 year old map. My actual pre-sales tax costs:

169.93 V15.1 NAV MAP UPDATE
164.40 Labor
334.33 Total

I don't mind $160 for the map. It's reasonable. The extra $9.93 is laughable. One of Augustine's Laws of Estimating (Norman Augustine) is to always end a price with a 7 or a 3 to add the illusion of precision. The labor charge was a flat fee (also oddly precise looking) so we don't know how little time this actually took to put the disc in, push a button and watch it load. My dealer charges $80 an hour for labor, so I guess somebody sat in my car for exactly 2 hours 3 1/3 minutes.
So I'm guessing they don't give you the actual disc or that you could have bought it and done it yourself?
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Old 03-12-16, 05:14 PM
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So I'm guessing they don't give you the actual disc or that you could have bought it and done it yourself?
I believe you get a key on a USB stick, and that's what you can buy yourself. Loading the data is proprietary, probably through a TechStream unit.
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Old 03-13-16, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMaze View Post
Decided to update after traveling to a couple of places that were not on my 5 year old map. My actual pre-sales tax costs:

169.93 V15.1 NAV MAP UPDATE
164.40 Labor
334.33 Total

I don't mind $160 for the map. It's reasonable. The extra $9.93 is laughable. One of Augustine's Laws of Estimating (Norman Augustine) is to always end a price with a 7 or a 3 to add the illusion of precision. The labor charge was a flat fee (also oddly precise looking) so we don't know how little time this actually took to put the disc in, push a button and watch it load. My dealer charges $80 an hour for labor, so I guess somebody sat in my car for exactly 2 hours 3 1/3 minutes.
That is nuts! Sorry, but for me Waze and an iPhone 6s Plus mounted with a Proclip mount on the dash is WAAAYYYY more useful, including police, traffic, accidents, road hazards etc.. The Lexus NAV, which I have, does none of that. And Waze is free!! I have a 2010 RX350 and would not pay to update it for 1/2 of what you paid.
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