2009 Mazda Mazda6 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Mazda 6: Donde Estoy?

September 08, 2009


Last month we let you know that the Mazda 6's navigation screen had finally been fixed thanks to Mazda of Orange. But while the display screen's red line is indeed gone, the actual navigation unit seems to be having problems. When I left our office in Santa Monica, GPS was locating me in Fullerton, about 40 miles away (presumably because it's close to Orange).

I then drove about 250 miles north to central California but the Mazda thought I was heading south. For a while the display screen showed the car wandering around Mexico. I felt like Moses in the desert, if Moses happened to drive a Mazda.

I tried the calibration function via the navigation system's menu and set my location manually -- that worked for a short time but then the navigation started getting increasingly off in terms of distance. I finally tried taking the navigation DVD out and reinserting it. No luck there, either.

Another trip to the dealer is probably in order. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the underwater scenery of my current location.


Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 17,137 miles

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