2011 Mazda BT-50 GPS problem.

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 05:09
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I have recently purchased a late 11/2011 BT-50 (B32P) XTR dual cab. The GPS is far from accurate in that it takes you to the vicinity only and not to the actual address. It is usually anything from 500 meters to 1 k out.

The dealer (service manager) claims that his own BT-50 does the same thing and apparently it is a google where-is problem. He went on to say there is no upgrade available at this stage and claimed that the problem does get better after use. Frankly I believe this to be an excuse.

Is anyone else experiencing this problem and if so can you please tell me what you have done about it?
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Reply By: Member -Carl R (QLD) - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 07:22

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 07:22
I have a 2012 GT twin cab and use my GPS a lot and found it to be very good, the only problem was on the menu it came up "district" and I was putting in a suburb where I should of left it blank apart from that all good


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Follow Up By: JJ B - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 14:45

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 14:45
Thanks Carl R. That was the problem; I was entering the destination suburb in the 'District' field again after the suburb field. As you suggested I have left the District field blank and it works as it should.

I am astounded the dealer firstly did not know this and secondly that he came up with an explanation like the one outlined in my post.

Enjoy your BT-50.

Cheers
JJ
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 11:03

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 11:03
Most GPS systems allow the user to bring up the co ordinates of, where they are, on one of the screens. If so compare this to a reading from a handheld device and compare the data position.

If it varies by 30metres or more then the BT50 is not accurate.
Check with two or more gps units to get a definite confirmation of the inability to perform.

Haven't found a GPS which gets better as you use it. " Once I was lost and now am found:????? No I don't think so.
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Follow Up By: JJ B - Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 14:50

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at 14:50
Thanks Ross M. The problem has been solved by Carl R and as outlined in my reply to him.

I appreciate your response eitherway.

Cheers
JJ
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