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#1 Old 11-25-2012, 04:48 AM
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Navigation problem

I noticed when I first start driving, and the map screen is displayed, that the arrow is not on the road I am driving on. It is about an inch to the left of the road, but after I drive a couple miles, it seems to get back on track. Is this normal? Does it take a few minutes for the satellite to get a fix on the car? I've never had this problem with any nav system I have previously owned.
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See Navigation System Owners Manual Page 7-3 Vehicle Icon

2013 Navigation System Owners Manual (Page 7-3 Vehicle Icon)

Symptom: "The Vehicle icon is not displayed in the correct position."

Possible Solution "This is not a malfunction. Drive the vehicle for a while to automatically correct the position and direction of the vehicle icon.

Above are quote's from manual. It may not help much but that is what it says. I have only driven my 2013 Altima a few hundred miles and it has not been a problem with me - maybe I just didn't notice the first mile or so. You may also read page 6-5 "Vehicle icon for other points. Could it be you are starting out from a newer and smaller "neighborhood" road, and not a "Main Road"? I do know that my icon has been on track when I was on major roads, and as I said maybe I just haven't noticed at first start up. My car is always parked inside a garage so it would naturally take a time to acquire the satellites to adjust the position.
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all navi's do this, it takes time sometimes for the satellite to find your cars position.


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all navi's do this, it takes time sometimes for the satellite to find your cars position.


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They "all" do this? The navigation in my Lexus and in my 2009 Altima never did it. I would pull out of my driveway and the arrow would immediately show on the road I was on.
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lennie paz,

In this case your options are limited, as the Owner's manual says it is 'normal'.

1. Live with it. Get used to it. Adapt to it.

2. Turn off navigation, so it will not bother you.

3. Blame it on the CVT, and sell the car. Hopefully, the next owner will not be OCD.


Amazingly, the Owner's manual and quick reference guide are chocked full of information about your car.



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lennie paz,

In this case your options are limited, as the Owner's manual says it is 'normal'.

1. Live with it. Get used to it. Adapt to it.

2. Turn off navigation, so it will not bother you.

3. Blame it on the CVT, and sell the car. Hopefully, the next owner will not be OCD.


Amazingly, the Owner's manual and quick reference guide are chocked full of information about your car.



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Could you possibly be any more of a douchebag with that answer?
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The Nav should not take a long time to pinpoint your location. It should only happens under the following condition.
You have not driven your car for a long time that it has to acquire the satellite locations again.
You live in city area with a lot of high rise building around you.
Very poor weather condition.
You have an mis-behaving electronic deveice around that severely interfering the sat signal.

How often did it happen? You should take your car to the dealer to check it out. It could be an antenna problem.
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The Nav should not take a long time to pinpoint your location. It should only happens under the following condition.
You have not driven your car for a long time that it has to acquire the satellite locations again.
You live in city area with a lot of high rise building around you.
Very poor weather condition.
You have an mis-behaving electronic deveice around that severely interfering the sat signal.

How often did it happen? You should take your car to the dealer to check it out. It could be an antenna problem.
It's happened every time I've driven the car.The road I was on is in orange.


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Have you tried a different Zoom level? I notice your at 1 mile, try zooming in (+) , see if that makes a difference. I like a closer view, seems to provide more street labeling, I'm not sure it will matter. It's worth a shot.

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Have you tried a different Zoom level? I notice your at 1 mile, try zooming in (+) , see if that makes a difference. I like a closer view, seems to provide more street labeling, I'm not sure it will matter. It's worth a shot.
No, but I'll give it a shot when the wife gets home from work. Does your arrow immediately show up on the street you are on?
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Note, when zoomed out to, in your case, 1 mile, sitting in my parking lot which is a corner lot, one street is a small residential street, the other a main city street, the small street is not visable, and even though I'm 50 feet from the main street, it appears I am farther away than that, but more importantly a GPS is not accurate unless your moving. When I am in the woods with my handheld navigating to a waypoint.....the pointer is accurate, direction and distance wise ONLY when I am moving....if I stop it's not...I learned that the hard way, HA. I believe the car units also need motion to relate to their position, that's how they track relative to the sats. If I start my car and sit still in my driveway, facing the road, and don't move, the pointer is facing the wrong way...as soon as I roll the car forward....it moves to the right direction.

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Note, when zoomed out to, in your case, 1 mile, sitting in my parking lot which is a corner lot, one street is a small residential street, the other a main city street, the small street is not visable, and even though I'm 50 feet from the main street, it appears I am farther away than that, but more importantly a GPS is not accurate unless your moving. When I am in the woods with my handheld navigating to a waypoint.....the pointer is accurate, direction and distance wise ONLY when I am moving....if I stop it's not...I learned that the hard way, HA. I believe the car units also need motion to relate to their position, that's how they track relative to the sats. If I start my car and sit still in my driveway, facing the road, and don't move, the pointer is facing the wrong way...as soon as I roll the car forward....it moves to the right direction.
I took that picture while I was driving for about a mile. Wide open sky on a main road.
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Huh, I'm stumped, try the zoom. If not, I guess a trip to Mr Dealer, test another car, see how it acts. Sorry I can't be of help.

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I took that picture while I was driving for about a mile. Wide open sky on a main road.
Very obviously your nav system is not functioning properly. Bring the car back to the dealer.
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Maybe the system just needs to be reset?
I don't have my manual available to check but I thought i read somewhere during initial setup you go to an open parking lot and drive in circles for a certain amount of time and the system adjust itself. Think you do this with new cars when they arrive at the dealer during initial setup.

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