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      10-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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2010 528 xi Navigation System

I recently purchased a 2010 528 xi with the navigation system. Although I love this car I don't really like the Nav function. Prior to purchasing this car, I used a portable Garmin for Nav. The Garmin was amazingly accurate anywhere. I wish I could say the same for the BMW Nav system. It doesn't have Chicago addresses that have been the same for 40 years. My questions are, is there anything I can do improve the performance of this Nav system? Is there a firmware update I could load? Should I purchase the $200 software update? Will the new software make a difference? Is there a quick fix that I may have missed? Any help would be appreciated.
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      10-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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I recently purchased a 2010 528 xi with the navigation system. Although I love this car I don't really like the Nav function. Prior to purchasing this car, I used a portable Garmin for Nav. The Garmin was amazingly accurate anywhere. I wish I could say the same for the BMW Nav system. It doesn't have Chicago addresses that have been the same for 40 years. My questions are, is there anything I can do improve the performance of this Nav system? Is there a firmware update I could load? Should I purchase the $200 software update? Will the new software make a difference? Is there a quick fix that I may have missed? Any help would be appreciated.
I like the BMW navigation. Make sure you rely upon the arrow display rather than the map for turn by turn instructions.
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I so do not understand the answer here! -
But then again, I'm from Norway...
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I so do not understand the answer here! -
But then again, I'm from Norway...
Please accept my apologies. My response to one post landed in another. Very strange.
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      10-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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That's because the "new" navigation system is a POS. BMW knows it. I have it in my 2010 E61 and my 2011 F10. BMW switched map providers from NavTeq to TeleAtlas. BMW should know they have a problem. They don't seem to care unless you do what I did, threaten a lawsuit, file a Lemon Law claim, and force them to refund money. Unfortunately, you bought yours used, so your remedies are more limited.
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