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2013 Outback 3.6 How do you update navigation map

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Can somedbody advise how to update 2013 Outback 3.6 navigation map?
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Well,

It's a bit problematic. It appears that you need to buy the map and they will send you an SD card.

There is an update tool that you can download, but it's not certain that works properly.

On the 2013/2014 models it appears that the map doesn't have everything it needs, and when the stealerships attempt to update it, the frequently end up getting you a new card.
 

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I think @GBMaryland was being kind to Subaru when writing that the update is a bit problematic. IMHO, Subaru created an unholy mess with the update process. There are many other threads/posts on the process and challenges. It can't even be done in the first release of the '13, unless you update the entire nav unit to be Starlink compatible. For a time Subaru was offering to do that part for only $100, but that deal is long gone. Unless you really need the factory nav, go with a Garmin on the dash or your smartphone.
 
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