Question about Sanyo NVM-4050 GPS Receiver

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    Me too

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  • esteadman Oct 23, 2008

    I know that I wouldn't have bought this unit if I knew that it was going to be outdated the minute that I walked out the door.......

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    need a map updated

  • HC_Z Oct 26, 2008

    the map is outdated.... I need an update... where... How

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    every time i power off the unit the clock resets and satt takes a long time to be located. NO NEW MAP UPDATE really sucks and sanyo should do something for their consumer.

  • chuckfitz Dec 29, 2008

    Half of LOS ANGELES does not display (or find) the streets yet the POI for that area appear.  Is this normal?  Am I waiting on the mysterious 2009 Upgrade everyone else here is?  Anyone from LA have this unit working?  strange. 

  • bmbarr Jan 09, 2009

    have a sanyo 4050 gps - can't find a way to update the maps - in new areas the gps is more lost than I am..

  • rrasberry55 Jan 23, 2009

    I paid $200 for this thing last year. I called them the middle of 2008, about 6 mos after I purchased it, and spoke with a very rude person about upgrading the map. It needed updated as soon as I purchased it. She said that an upgrade would be available the beginning of the year (2009). I went to the site and there isn't even a place to request or even search for an upgrade. I am so disappointed and pissed off. This thing is worthless to me. I'm going to contact someone at Sanyo and see what's going on.

  • SanyoBreaker Feb 16, 2009

    Takes a long time to catch GPS signal and maps are outdated. Will wait for a few more days to find an update for navigation SW and map update. If cant find any, I am planning to buy a Garmin. Have to blame myself for choosing this cheap ****.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Low grade unit with 0 tech support and out dated maps

  • penntim Mar 26, 2012

    We all should consider the option of "Class Action" suit against Sanyo. Selling a product with no support.

  • Johnny Fernandez
    Johnny Fernandez Nov 09, 2013

    I need to buy map for Costa Rica


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September 20th 2009. Just checked the website You can purchase a dvd map ugrade here for $79.00

Personaly I think this is BS. There should have been something sooner and way cheaper. A lot of bells and whistles but sorely lacking support and not all that great over all. Id be happier with better navigation then backup camera's and "fm" transmiters.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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Unfortunately there is no solution...... I contacted NAVTEQ and I’ve got the following answer:

Hello Jane,

Thank you for contacting NAVTEQ. Currently Sanyo does utilize our map databases however we do not produce nor distribute discs for their systems at this time. For information please contact Sanyo directly at or 800.421.5013; select option 2 then 3.

If you need additional assistance, please send us your feedback by replying to this email or by speaking with one of our agents at the number provided below, Monday through Friday.

Kind regards,

NAVTEQ Customer Service
P.O. Box 1588
Orem, UT 84059

After that, I called 1800 as suggested and I got the answer I didn’t want to hear:

Sanyo said that “The policy of the company is not to update NVM4050 EVER… the only one to be update is NVM 4370” ….

So, we are stuck with our NVM4050…..

How about everybody that owns a NVM4050 calls them ?!?!?!?!

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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Sanyo is the worths in GPS and the customer service sucks I have the same problem no tech support Unfortunately there is no solution

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

Sanyo has to have the worst customer support for this product. If we would update the maps or POI then it would be a great product.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

I have the same problem..searched Sanyo's website and could find no tech support for software update. Robert 9-10-2008

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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Did you get help on this? I need the same kind of help. If you know how to update the map, please email me at

Tom Wyatt

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Posted on Aug 24, 2008

I just contacted the Sanyo Service and came to know that there are no new updates available and if they release one it will be on the website and we cannot even update the maps by other third party means, which looks bad on the product support side.. :-(
Hope this information is helpful to you all..

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