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Hello, has anyone run across this problem? I enter a completely valid address in the NAV system, get nothing back. If I enter the same address on my phone using Google Maps, it's right there.

The old C6 NAV system had the address and the C7 does not.

User error or is this a deficiency? Thanks to all who respond.
 

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This is a deficiency with the underlying search engine which GM uses. It also occurs on my wife's Cadillac.
 

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Thanks for the answer. I cannot even put down what my response to that would be.

In reality an Android phone, running Google Maps (beta) with a dash mount, is free and apparently would work better.

Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the answer. I cannot even put down what my response to that would be.

In reality an Android phone, running Google Maps (beta) with a dash mount, is free and apparently would work better.

Thanks.
I cannot speak for the StingRay since I do not yet have one, but, as far as the wife's ATS is concerned, yes, it is definitely the case that Google Maps on Android is so far more advanced than the in-car NAV that it is not even close or a fair comparison (in addition to finding that the in-car NAV cannot find some addresses, even more importantly having accurate real-time traffic visibility is a must for us here in the Bay Area). In fact, Google Maps on Android is exactly what we use instead of the in-car NAV.

Although I will get NAV included in the 3LT package, unfortunately I don't expect it to be useful for me at all. I can dream, however, that GM will allow upgrades to Google Maps at a later date, right? :)
 
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Didn't want built in nav but came with it
When dealer going thru all with me he entered my
home address it came up over 2000 miles off in another country (still does)
Said first time that he ever saw that happen , punched in address
couple streets away and came up right for that
My street does show up on nav though
Go figure huh
 

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Hopefully there will be a way to update the database at no cost to the owner, at least for the first year. Time will tell.
 

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With the new 4G LTE, I hope that there will be a way to link the in-car NAV to Google Maps. It probably won't happen for various reasons, however. :(
 

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Thanks to everyone responding. All I can say is that it does not work properly and to fix it would probably require undoing contracts, changing electronics, and other impossible tasks.

So this is a NAV system that "might" work.

Love the car though :)
 

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It's an underlying problem with map program. Not the GPS Itself. I run into this a lot even with a Garmin.

Maps are not up to date


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Indeed, it is a problem with the underlying map program. The map kernel is Bing, right? I also agree with bbfpp that getting a better map kernel it is not likely because of contracts. However, I will still hope... :)
 

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Didn't want built in nav but came with it
When dealer going thru all with me he entered my
home address it came up over 2000 miles off in another country (still does)
Said first time that he ever saw that happen , punched in address
couple streets away and came up right for that
My street does show up on nav though
Go figure huh
Hey there,

I apologize that you are experiencing concerns with your navigation system. Private message us your contact information, VIN, and preferred dealership if you would like us to look into this further for you. I will keep an eye out for your message. Have a great day!

Jennie R.
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

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Jennie,
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Thank You
 

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I had a 2013 GS with the old nav, and now a '14 3LT convertible with a new nav. Same thing happens to me, can't find a fairly common address, I punch the screen, apologize to my wife, then she looks it up on her google maps on her iPhone. Didn't have as many misses with the old bad nav, so it's a little confusing......
 

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I had a 2013 GS with the old nav, and now a '14 3LT convertible with a new nav. Same thing happens to me, can't find a fairly common address, I punch the screen, apologize to my wife, then she looks it up on her google maps on her iPhone. Didn't have as many misses with the old bad nav, so it's a little confusing......
I prefer google maps through the vettes Bluetooth over the stock nav any day!!!!!


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Hi Derrick1812, you got me. How do you see Google Maps using the Bluetooth?

I really have read the manuals and supposedly one can add applications, like the one already there, Pandora, to the main screen, but I have not seen how to do this.

May I ask how you did this and I assume it was through your phone. Thank you!
 

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Hi Derrick1812, you got me. How do you see Google Maps using the Bluetooth?

I really have read the manuals and supposedly one can add applications, like the one already there, Pandora, to the main screen, but I have not seen how to do this.

May I ask how you did this and I assume it was through your phone. Thank you!
That is a great question! However, I fear the answer may be that the Bluetooth connection is for voice only through the car's speakers and microphone.
 

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Hi Derrick1812, you got me. How do you see Google Maps using the Bluetooth?

I really have read the manuals and supposedly one can add applications, like the one already there, Pandora, to the main screen, but I have not seen how to do this.

May I ask how you did this and I assume it was through your phone. Thank you!
Derrick1812, can you let us know what you were doing there with the Bluetooth connection? Thank you,
 

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I had a 2013 GS with the old nav, and now a '14 3LT convertible with a new nav. Same thing happens to me, can't find a fairly common address, I punch the screen, apologize to my wife, then she looks it up on her google maps on her iPhone. Didn't have as many misses with the old bad nav, so it's a little confusing......
Razorpig, do you have any updates? What about you, bbfpp?
 

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I ordered Navi on my C7, haven't used it much so far but one thing that's great with factory navi is how your turns display in the center of speed / tach area. That alone is reason enough to order it. (IMO)
 

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No doubt, regguy1. An integrated NAV is way more convenient, and neat, than a phone. But the problem is, at least for the Cadillac ATS, that the NAV can't always find the correct address, does not show real-time traffic updates, and sometime will even say "left" when it means "right."
 
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