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    GPS Map Data Update for 2013

    When I bought my 2013 Limited back in July of 2012, I discovered that the map data on my GPS was actually dated April of 2011 (version 4.04.15). And to add insult to injury, the map data updates that came out in October of 2012 (version 5), does not include 2013 model year Optimas with the next update not available until October 2013. In other words, the latest model Optima that I had purchased is now actually one year behind all 2012 and older Kia vehicles, with the map data almost 2½ years outdated when the next update is available!

    I first called Kia Consumer Affairs back in August and inquired about the outdated map data and was told that I needed to call MnSOFT because it is a vendor issue, which I did. However, when speaking with MnSOFT, they said it’s the way they do their mapping and there’s nothing they can do about it and told me to speak with Kia. It seems, as a loyal customer of Kia (I also had a 2011 Optima Hybrid), I’m being caught in the middle between a non-caring manufacturer and a under-functioning vendor!

    Living in the DC area, the frustration is obvious that the roads and POIs around here are always changing and, without a more frequent update, a GPS with outdated info is not useful and helpful at all ~ Does anyone else out there experience the same frustration?

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    Here we go again and again..............


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm1 View Post
    Here we go again and again..............
    You must be a moron ~ If you don't like it, you don't have to write anything about it! At least I cared enough to write the president of Kia to complain about this!
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    Norm1 didn't mean to be rude. At least I don't think so. This topic has been talked before in another thread for some time now. Not sure if ur new to this forum. I too have the same issue 2013 SXL. Try searching for version 5.0 and it might come up. Please post if u get some type of response from Kia corp.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tech4480 View Post
    Norm1 didn't mean to be rude. At least I don't think so. This topic has been talked before in another thread for some time now. Not sure if ur new to this forum. I too have the same issue 2013 SXL. Try searching for version 5.0 and it might come up. Please post if u get some type of response from Kia corp.

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    Maybe he didn't mean to be rude but he could have put it as you did! I did do a search on "GPS map data update" and didn't see anything, that's why I started this thread.

    Also, my issue here has strictly to do with 2013 model vehicles ~ I just wish more of you would complain directly to Kia concerning your disappointment and frustration and maybe they will then do something about it. I've found that calling Consumer Affairs doesn't always work because there are some pompous asses there who wouldn't give you the time of day. I've had build-in GPS in all my vehicles since 1999 and never had this kind of issue! I will post as soon as I hear something from them.
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    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Satin Metal (Premium)
    2011 Lexus HS250h (Premium with Navi)
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    2009 Mazda CX-9 Silver Grand Touring AWD (GP Asst Pkg, Moonroof/Bose/Sirius)
    2007 Acura MDX Nimbus Gray/Ebony (Tech, Sport, RES)
    2006 Chrysler Pacifica Limited with Navi
    2004 Lexus RX330 with Performance Pkg
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    Quote Originally Posted by My13OptimaSXL View Post
    When I bought my 2013 Limited back in July of 2012, I discovered that the map data on my GPS was actually dated April of 2011 (version 4.04.15). And to add insult to injury, the map data updates that came out in October of 2012 (version 5), does not include 2013 model year Optimas with the next update not available until October 2013. In other words, the latest model Optima that I had purchased is now actually one year behind all 2012 and older Kia vehicles, with the map data almost 2½ years outdated when the next update is available!

    I first called Kia Consumer Affairs back in August and inquired about the outdated map data and was told that I needed to call MnSOFT because it is a vendor issue, which I did. However, when speaking with MnSOFT, they said it’s the way they do their mapping and there’s nothing they can do about it and told me to speak with Kia. It seems, as a loyal customer of Kia (I also had a 2011 Optima Hybrid), I’m being caught in the middle between a non-caring manufacturer and a under-functioning vendor!

    Living in the DC area, the frustration is obvious that the roads and POIs around here are always changing and, without a more frequent update, a GPS with outdated info is not useful and helpful at all ~ Does anyone else out there experience the same frustration?

    Concur. I have a 2013 SXL and despite what others are suggesting, MNSOFT says "no update available for 2013 Optima (4.04.15) until September or October of 2013". I will be calling Kia next. I too believe this is unsat. I read all 13 pages of that other thread and maybe I missed it, but I didn't catch anyone with a 2013 (4.04.15) that actually upgraded to version 5. did I miss it? is there someone out there who did this with success?
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    Why/how is there not an update for the limited but the other models with navigation units do? Aren't they all using the same hardware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jooset View Post
    Concur. I have a 2013 SXL and despite what others are suggesting, MNSOFT says "no update available for 2013 Optima (4.04.15) until September or October of 2013". I will be calling Kia next. I too believe this is unsat. I read all 13 pages of that other thread and maybe I missed it, but I didn't catch anyone with a 2013 (4.04.15) that actually upgraded to version 5. did I miss it? is there someone out there who did this with success?
    Yes, helibobber on the other thread got the V5 update installed on his 2013 SXL at his dealership. My dealership said it's not possible. Since the SXL was released earlier than the other 2013 Optima's a lot of them were manufactured before the map update was available. I believe Kia is colluding with MNSoft to say the update is not available for the 2013s so they don't have to update all these car's that were released with the old version of the software.

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    Yep, my '13 SXL was updated to ver USA.05.04.13 about a week after I bought my car. My dealer went to bat for me getting the free update.

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