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Somebody please tell me my 2005 COMAND navigation system is broken because I can't believe Mercedes Benz could have messed this up this badly.

What I am referring to is on page 142 of the COMAND Operator's Manual in the center of the page where it talks about "Changing the map display"

It says the following:

"While route guidance is active, you can switch between split view and full view.

- Split view:
The map is shown on the left side and the information on the next maneuver on the right.

or

- Full view:
Full view of the map.

- Press MAP
The display changes with every push of the button"

I love this new feature but this is the problem. If you push the MAP button and get to the Split View it is great until you reach a maneuver. Once the maneuver is completed, the map automatically goes back to the Full View. In order to get back to the Split View to see the next maneuver, you have to push the MAP button again.

To me, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

What should happen is that you should only have to push the MAP button once to get to the Split View and it should stay there. Once in the Split View mode, it should stay in the Split View and not go back to the Full View after each maneuver. This makes it necessary to once again push the MAP button to get back to the Split View. In other words, after each maneuver you have to push the MAP button to get back to the Split View. If you have 10 maneuvers in your route, you will have to push the MAP button 10 times if you want to stay in the Split View mode.

I need you to tell me if my unit is broken in or does everyone's 2005 COMAND navigation work this way.

In other words, once you push MAP to switch to Split View does it stay a Split View or does it go back to Full View after each maneuver causing you to have to push MAP button again to get back to the Split View.

Remember, this only works when the route quidance is active.

Someone please tell me Mercedes is not this stupid and that my unit is broken. I would think that once you put the screen into Split View it would stay there after each maneuver instead of going back to Full View.

Please let me know how yours works. This is a new great feature in the 2005 COMAND but I can't believe they messed it up this badly.

Thanks.
 

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yup.. i got the same problem in both my 2005 commands... i've given up on using the split view.
 

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I spoke with Montvale this morning and Mercedes is that stupid. The unit is not broken and they said it was designed that way.

How stupid can the person be that designed it this way? The way they have done it, there is no difference between the two views. The full view goes to split view at the maneuver point and the split view goes to full view after the maneuver point. How stupid is that?

While I might love my car, I dislike the COMAND unit. I think as far as competition goes, this is the worst unit out on the market.

My little $1000 portable Garmin Street Pilot 2620 puts the navigation in the Mercedes to shame. So does every car I have ever looked at including those cars that are as little as 30% of the price I paid for my car.

Mercedes really needs to fix this problem. They really do. Shame on Mercedes.
 

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Why you send that consern to mbusa by email and wait for a responce, after that responce all our fellow member will send the same email to the same address and see what happend.
 

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carlosfernandeznadal - 2/1/2005 10:33 AM

Why you send that consern to mbusa by email and wait for a responce, after that responce all our fellow member will send the same email to the same address and see what happend.
I have already called MBUSA in Montvale and officially registered a complaint. They have no answer as they say that is how the unit is designed and give no reason why.

If you feel the same as me you should call or write as well because the gentleman told me they do read the complaints and take them seriously.

Who knows?
 

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OK, OK, we'll take you up on that offer Carlos!! I have offered many posts on this poor quality 2005 command. I'm glad that others are upset about it as well since it sure helps to validate my concerns and keeps my sanity in check, since I am simply burning mad over the careless engineering of this unit!! Lovin, I have not checked out this latest problem with the split screen, but it doesn't surprise me that it's messed up, "AND" that they designed it that way. At least that is the answer I always get when I call MB. Nothing is ever a mistake or an oversight with MB, their answer is always the same... " it was engineered that way". I say "THAT"S CRAP"!! Come on MB are you so arrogant that you can't admit that you totally screwed up on the 2005 command?? Are you worried that we'll all want a new one if you admit you meesed up? Well, don't worry, you don't have to admit it!! I WANT A NEW COMMAND UNIT ANYWAY!!! I want one that is at least comparable to what is available in just about any thirty-five or forty-thousand dollar car! IS THAT TO MUCH TO ASK MB?!!!
So, Carlos, the answer to your question is YES, YES, emphatically YES!! Please do call, and please ask others to call so that we can get this resolved. Now, let's all call!!!!!
 

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I have a G500 which has the Pre 05 SL nav and I think that one sucks. If you don't know the city the street you are looking for you cant put it in. Around big capitals where there are 30 cities, I have trouble all the time. In my Alpine unit I can put a street in and it will pull up all of the streets with that name in order of what is closest to me if I don't enter a city. Also, if I am going out of town and want to enter my destination, I can't because it is on another disk. Cars that cost half as much have better navs than this!
 

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hfc - 2/5/2005 8:43 AM

is there anything else that really sucks on this expensive vehicle?
Believe or not...not really. It is a great car!
 

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I agree with loving if you put all the good thinks that the car hs and the bad you would see that the good are far more that the bad.
 
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