Paid 00 for my Solara nav system that doesn't come close to performing as well as the 5 dash top Garmin that I use in its place. In my opinion, it is a material fradulent omission that borders on criminal conduct. Stopping the vehicle each time my passenger/helper needs to input a new, or find our next destination is a real problem. Really disappointed that a luxury/expensive vehicle with a navigation system as part of its sales pitch on its promise. Am very dissapointed in the unfortunate decision made by Toyota without considering how it would impact buyers.
Not being able to use the nav system while driving is a good option, however, as an adult, I should be able to override this. This can easily be solved in the file of your next DVD release! and when I brought it back for the inspection sticker they told me could not and I was also past my three days allowed in this state to return. Not only does it not let you use it when you are moving, but it is so out-of-date. When Apple or Microsoft run out a new gadget they have problems, but those companies put out free fixes as soon as possible so that people can download. The navigation system is worthless when traveling down the road with a passenger and are looking for gas, food, etc. This not only drastically reduces fuel economy, it also is likely to contribute to safety hazards (pulling over at highway speed on the shoulder of the road)!
it is is stupid that when my husband and I are on a trip I cannot dial a phone number from the screen, yet I can from my damn phone. I can GPS from my phone, but not the one in the damn car.
I believe that the garmin navigations are better than the gps system in the lexus. Toyota should put in a disclaimer and have the driver decide if they wish to overide this safety feature.
sent to me wiring instruction for Toyota Noah radio with Navigation system and instruction manual -N. I hate the arrogant Toyota engineer who's ass-covering is ruining my use of the system. It is ludicrous to think that Toyota/Lexus would think they know best for every situation that arises. Today it is April 17, 2008 and it is not fixed yet!
unfathomable that one can't operate the navigation while the car is in motion, did toyota ever consider the passenger in the car as perfectly capable of operating the system while driving, unbelievable, bought a tundra and sequoia, my first and last toyota purchases –C. Navigation system has outdated or incomplete information in it needs update –D. I'll have to buy a Garmin to get a usable navigation system. It is ridiculus that I cannot have a passenger enter navigation information or that I can't see text messages from the radio stations that I am listening to which identify artist and song. In a major city such as Seattle, it seems to do okay, although it takes a long time to orient itself. My 2009 Avalon was just hit while parked by a dump truck. Will consider another vehicle that does not have the override issue upon next purchase -K. I have been a loyal Toyota customer for over 15 years. purchasing my Prius and I tell people so, even ones who are not in the market for a car. I think it is extremely dangerous the way it is - have to stop to enter a address or POI -D. Spend almost 50 K on a Tundra Crew Max and I must pull over to do anything another toyota till they make this right -J. I've complained numerous times but they've stopped responding. I would agree if navigation is disabled when no-one sits on the passager seat. dvd system broken gps system broken cruse control broken thanks to Toyota -P. But to make me "agree" everytime and then be able to use the navigation is ridiculous -G. I can not navigate from the passenger seat while my wife is safely driving the vehicle. My wife is my co-pilot/navigator and to not allow its use is a major safety concern that I will take legal action if we are involved in an accident because of stopping to use. This is no different than buying a car only to find out later that you cannot change the radio station while you are driving or the temperature, or the CD player will not accept disks while the car is moving. If this is Toyota's idea of customer service then... I have a 2007 4Runner and would not of purchased this SUV if I knew of this issue. If we were adult enough to spend ,000 plus for our Lexus, I think we are adult enough to know when we can handle inputting info on our navigation system. Let's face it, the vehicle itself is a hazard and danger to society.
If I knew that I would not be able to access necessary nav features while driving, it would be unusable while moving. It also has no problems sending you 5 miles in the wrong direction and expecting you to be happy to make a U-turn to get back according to its instructions. I find it totally unacceptable that you have to pull over to input a destination or adding a phone number 1 at a time in a most time consuming manner. Preventing the passenger in a moving car from using the navigation system and also from reading radio station messages, with no way to opt-out is extremely poor thinking on Toyota's part. The VR is brutal and pulling over is akin to having to wind up your car 80 years ago. BTW, I don't have a Luxury Hybrid, I have a Camry Hybrid and I'd buy the Ford Fusion instead -D. Passenger should be able to use the navigation when car is moving. toyota sienna 2005 broken rock and pinion slading doors left and right broken battery replace 3 times. It would be ok if they left the "I agree" irratant that I have to press everytime I start my car informing me of the dangers of using the navigation while driving. The inconvenience, not to mention the safety concerns of stopping along the highway to use the GPS is reason enough for me not to have purchased a brand new 2010 Toyota Highlander Limited Editon. I expect a recall to fix this problem or the ability to return my 2010 ES-350 for a full refund. And why not disallow the sun-roof being opened on a sunny day, I mean, you don't want me suing you for getting skin cancer on my bald pate, do you? My new Chrysler integrated NAV/GPS/Entertainment system is many times more user friendly and the Chrysler NAV audio instructions are crisp without all the darn bells. I am really annoyed that while my husband is driving, I, as his wife and passenger, can't input information on the navigation system for him. The reality is Lexus/Toyota care not one whit about safety, they just do not want some ignorant driver blaming them for doing something stupid.
I could have bought a Tom Tom for a lot less and be able to make changes. I take the Acura on long trips and leave my husband with my car specifically because of the navigation weirdness that is the Toyota system. It was so frustrating and very dangerous when my daughter and I were looking at colleges and getting lost because the Navigation system was totally wrong. Toyota should remove their nav systems all together and provide a built-in mount for aftermarket GPS systems (e.g. It will satisfy their legal insanity and create a useful spot on the dashboard since a nav system that can't be used in a car while it's moving is essentially a waste of space. No only can you not use the directional system while moving (what's the point to having a nav system then??? I am shocked that the Toyota nav system is so useless. It drives me crazy on a daily basis, and I spend a lot of time in my vehicle commuting and driving to vacation destinations. This will affect my consideration of any future purchases. On the road the passenger is helpless in our 2010 Venza in being able to conveniently find via points with this piece of crap. The voice guidance is not intuitive and is not accurate. One, who will never purchase a Toyota product again. Every GPS I have used prior to my 4Runner's gives you a warning about using it while in motion, but lets you override.
Took it back to two toyota dealers and they agree with me that its a terrible system! Never buy the Nav system and just buy a 0.00 Nuvi –R. Toyota should be ashamed to sell such a product –F. It's stupid that I can not change input while driving. I actually have a Toyota Highlander Hybrid and my husband has an Acura RL. that it wouldn't work while driving I would have purchased a different car. Bought a 2010 Sienna and the nav system is ARCHAIC!!! I will not purchase another Toyota product if this is not corrected. I don't know what you are thinking with such a restriction. We would like to update the Navigation DVD, but we will not do so, if it means losing this valuable override capability. Please inform me considering any possible changes that might be in the works. When we travel we are on interstate for hours..time to stop just to play with the nav buttons. THE LIST PRICE FOR THE 'EXTRAS' WE HAD TO PURCHASE TO GET A NAVIGATION SYSTEM WAS ALMOST 00. You folks have made me a very dissatisfied customer.