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Old 10-10-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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2011 ML350 Nav Problems

I just purchased a 2011 ML350. I am really upset about the navigation. It can't find names of businesses that have been in my area for over 5 years. i live in Texas and it says the nearest home depot is in Illinois. It's odd because it can pull up some restaurants that have recently opened. I feel like there may be something wrong with it. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:33 PM   #2
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MB nav is particularly bad with POIs. As far as I know it's not possible to search locally by name and the number of POIs compared to a cheap standalone unit is pitiful. About 1/5 the number of what you'd find in a ~$100 Garmin.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:27 AM   #3
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I just bought ML350, too! And I HATE the Nav! Apparently it's 2011 but there is no way it's up to date. I've got lost so many times already. They said the 2012 cars will have a newer Navs, so the updates will be available then. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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I just purchased a 2011 ML350. I am really upset about the navigation. It can't find names of businesses that have been in my area for over 5 years. i live in Texas and it says the nearest home depot is in Illinois. It's odd because it can pull up some restaurants that have recently opened. I feel like there may be something wrong with it. Does anyone else have this problem?
My pet peeve is coverage area....I recently drove to Alaska in my ML and my GPS ran out of map in north central Alberta !!
I had thrown the Garmin Zumo660 from my Harley Trike in the glove box and used it all the way up and back when i lost coverage, it was flawless...and i would have been screwed without it as a back up..all i have on the MB units is a nice track of blue dots to show me there is a road there ....also satellite radio doesnt work in the north much past Whitehorse...
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:08 PM   #5
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I just took delivery of my 2011 ML350BlueTec today and drove from Toronto to Montreal (Downtown Old Montreal) to the Marriott Hotel without any issues.

Prior to leaving on the trip I Googled the destination so I have an idea of the route.
I drove 2/3 of the way before I activate the Nav to enter my destination and then let the Nav takes me the rest of the way.

I'm rather pleased with the fact that along the way it shows all the gas stations and even indicate those that sell Diesel! This is a very useful feature which my 2010 BMW 335d's Nav doesn't have!

However the BMW's iDrive is a better set up than the M-B as it lets me zoom in~out on the maps in a split second so I can have an over view of the route and I can make decisions to either follow the routing or take alternate routes in case the Nav tries to take me on a longer route.

The M-B's Nav needs me to press a button on the dash to activate the zooming feature and then I have to press the button several times to get to the desired magnification. This is too many steps and slow but at least I can get then same results.

BMW's NAV also allows me to search out my destinations/POIs and send them to the NAV via BMW Assist. This is a great feature which I hope M-B can incorporate in the future.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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I am the owner of a new 2011 ML550 for less than 1 month. I like the car (engine, transmission and power), but the documentation offered, car's electric part and the Comand System are huge disappointments. Gave up the Navi part of the Comand, and installed a Garmin, just to discover that the power outlets do not shut off when the key is removed. Bluetooth audio streaming is something that MB technicians never heard of. Every 2011 model car offers standard features that for MB seems SciFi. And I am afraid that the only possible update to the Comand Syst, Radio and Navigation, will be just to update the car...
PS: Did anyone try to get the Service Manual for their car? I hit a wall, and I would like to know if there is any way to succeed!
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:21 AM   #7
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satellite radio doesnt work in the north much past Whitehorse...
That has nothing to do with MB but rather the curvature of the earth and the orbit in which the SIRIUS satellite operates.

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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That has nothing to do with MB but rather the curvature of the earth and the orbit in which the SIRIUS satellite operates.

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I wasnt pointing fingers....just stating a fact
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