Make sure your maps are current
When was the last time you updated your Volkswagen navigation system? If it has been more than a year, then your maps are quickly becoming outdated.
Every year, thousands of miles of new roads are added to or updated on your mapping software. As a result, your navigation system may not have the most current data, which makes an update crucial to your system’s performance. Even if the major roads in your area haven’t changed in the last year, your maps may still be out of date. Thousands of new addresses have been added—businesses open and close all the time—and an outdated navigation system may not be able to find any of them. Order your maps today. And make sure your navigation system is current.
Please ensure the map updates you download match the navigation system found in your Volkswagen model by following the appropriate link below.
Owners of Model Year 2021 and newer VW vehicles:
The map updates and instructions herein apply to MY21 and newer Volkswagen vehicles except for Passat, and early production MY21 Atlas (with USB-A front ports). Late production MY21 Atlas with MIB3 (with USB-C front ports) is eligible for the map updates provided in this section. Owners of MY21 and newer ID.4 vehicles are also eligible for the updates below. Map updates are provided by a 3rd party. Volkswagen is not responsible for navigation information accuracy.
Map Installation Instructions:
- Note the current version of your navigation database by going to the menu and accessing system information (e.g., version 20.3)
- Download the latest map information using the link below and transfer the file to a USB-C stick
- Insert the USB-C stick into the USB-C port on your vehicle
- Turn on the ignition—the update should start automatically and take place while the vehicle is running
- Wait 30 minutes, turn off the ignition, then turn it back on
- To ensure update was successful, check your navigation database to ensure it reflects the latest version
For more detailed instructions please click here
For the following model vehicles, map updates must be done in the dealership.
Golf family 2015-2020
Jetta family 2016-2020
Passat 2016 - 2022
Tiguan 2016 - 2020
Arteon 2019 – 2020
Atlas 2018 - 2021
Atlas Cross Sport 2020
Owners of older model vehicles:
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Or stop by your local Volkswagen dealership if you require additional assistance with your map update.
The Volkswagen navigation system depends upon signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle’s electrical system, and existing wireless and satellite technologies, must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes to addresses, destinations, and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest, or other road system changes are beyond the control of Volkswagen of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible; therefore, you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route. Periodically, the mapping is updated and a new DVD will be required in order to maintain the latest navigation information available to us. These will be available for purchase from time to time at additional cost. Consult your dealer or call 1-800-DRIVE-VW for details.