2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Even The Best Navigation Systems Freeze

October 2, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

I really like using the navigation system in our 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. As Brent Romans has written, there's nothing groundbreaking about this touchscreen interface, but its menus are straightforward and its processing times are quick.

However, I've already had the system freeze up on me on two occasions over the last month.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

The funny thing is I didn't even notice the system had seized up initially, because you see this start screen every time you start up. But when the touchscreen is truly frozen, it doesn't matter how many times you press "Agree": It won't wake up.

Unlike MyFord Touch, Hyundai's system won't reboot itself while you're driving (so far as I can tell anyway). You have to wait until the next time you stop to shut off the engine and reboot the system. On the plus side, thanks to the external audio buttons, you can still listen to the radio and change stations as you normally would while the nav functions are unavailable.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 8,028 miles

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