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Does anyone have a problem with the MDX Navigation system? We have been experiencing problems where the navigation doesn't register our correct location, and says "we're not on a road". This never happened with our old MDX.

We've taken it to the dealer twice and the problem can't seem to get fixed. Suggestions welcome.

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What year, model, and software version do you have?

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Acura MDX 2017. It's the standard navigation system that came with this model.
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Does anyone have a problem with the MDX Navigation system? We have been experiencing problems where the navigation doesn't register our correct location, and says "we're not on a road". This never happened with our old MDX.

We've taken it to the dealer twice and the problem can't seem to get fixed. Suggestions welcome.
I've had my 2017 tech AWD for about 7 months now and I think I can fix this for you: use your phone instead. After several trips back to the dealer and a personal "tutorial" with their best salesman on the Infotainment system, I have determined it is essentially a waste. Bummer, because the vehicle is otherwise very nice. I should have paid closer attention when test driving.

...and to be more direct, yes, mine shows me the same issues regarding not on a road from time to time. can't enter an address until it "finds" itself.

Good luck.
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I've had my 2017 tech AWD for about 7 months now and I think I can fix this for you: use your phone instead. After several trips back to the dealer and a personal "tutorial" with their best salesman on the Infotainment system, I have determined it is essentially a waste. Bummer, because the vehicle is otherwise very nice. I should have paid closer attention when test driving.

...and to be more direct, yes, mine shows me the same issues regarding not on a road from time to time. can't enter an address until it "finds" itself.

Good luck.
Buy a Garmin.

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Buy a Garmin.
WAZE works great for me. Just need to leave the phone plugged in as it really accelerates battery burn rate.
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MDX NAV does need upgrade compared to other cars so I use my phone instead.
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MDX NAV does need upgrade compared to other cars so I use my phone instead.
If people are using their phones anyways for navigation, then why bother with a tech package? Aside from the navigation, it only adds minor features like power-folding mirrors and blind spot. Unless you consider the remote-start to be worth the 4 grand upgrade.
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I would agree the nav is not very good, my nav in my Hyundai is way better.
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If people are using their phones anyways for navigation, then why bother with a tech package? Aside from the navigation, it only adds minor features like power-folding mirrors and blind spot. Unless you consider the remote-start to be worth the 4 grand upgrade.
I think the audio system is different. Also the comfort opening is on all 4 doors.

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I think the audio system is different. Also the comfort opening is on all 4 doors.
What is comfort opening?
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What is comfort opening?
The lock/unlock handles on the front doors are also on the rears.

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The lock/unlock handles on the front doors are also on the rears.

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Thanks to all - however, it's terrible that the solution many of you have is to use an alternate device. After spending 45K+, I expect more from the car.
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Contact Acura Customer Relations. It can't hurt, and the more they hear owners *****ing about their infotainment systems, the more likely that they will do something about them.

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