Honda GPS Navi Updated Clock Today

My heart skipped a beat or two this morning when I checked the car clock on the way to work and it said 11:30. Sure, going to work at 10:30 is late by some standards, but it feels very different to me when it gets to be 11 o’clock. Then it dawned on me that it was probably the traditional date for daylight saving time. When I manually changed the clock last month for the new DST, I didn’t disable the DST setting, so my reliable Honda went ahead and did it for me.

I searched and it seems that there is supposed to be a software patch to address this new DST date. My car is almost due for an oil change for 25K miles. Hopefully the dealer will have something by then. I know, I’m spoiled having gadgets that update their own clocks.

7 thoughts on “Honda GPS Navi Updated Clock Today”

  1. I have been fighting with Honda since the error surfaced. I have received no indication that they have any intention of fixing the problem. The only advice I received was “Set it manually.” I spoke with both American Honda and my local dealer. Same answer.

  2. When I went to the dealer for the oil change, he didn’t seem to be aware of the issue. He said I could schedule an additional appointment for them to check out the problem. I guess I should do that before my warranty expires in August. Hopefully by then they would have gotten their act together.

  3. I actually received a call from the Service Manager at Community Honda (Orland Park, IL) on May 4 saying he was following up on “the problem” every month since I reported it. His American Honda contact informed him that Honda “did not have a fix yet but is working on one.” He promised to continue to keep me informed. I guess we will just have to wait and see. From what I have read, Acura has the same problem — not a surprise. My lowly Lowrance portable GPS in my Miata was corrected with their latest firmware upgrade. Lowrance had the firmware upgrade ready for download ahead of time.

  4. Thanks for the update, John. That’s good to hear.

    I’ve been happy with my Accord so I’m surprised and disappointed that Honda dropped the ball on this. There was plenty of notice that this change was going to occur. It is almost like the Y2K issue where people prepared long in advance for it, except in this case, they didn’t prepare for it.

  5. I just purchased a 2007 Odyssey in China; it came with a GPS and a Chinese CD; is there any way to load an alternative in English that works in China?

    The Chinese version works well but handling and understanding the screen instructions and voice messages is difficult; any solution?

  6. Have you tried contacting Honda support or Honda Navi? Interestingly, the faq regarding language said it’s available only in English. You might need to go to the specific page for China to get the correct information on Honda Navi for your Odyssey. If you haven’t already done so, go to Honda’s website and register your car so you’ll have an account. That’s where I got the link to Honda Navi. There might be one specific to China if the url I gave doesn’t work for you.

    Good luck!

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