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That's weird. The day of the week for January 1 doesn't match either 2002 (Tuesday) or 2022 (Saturday), either.

What is it showing as the date today?

What happens if you manually set the time and date?
 

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This could get interesting. There are millions of 2006-2014 Accords, Crosstours, Odysseys, Pilots, and Ridgelines that use the white navigation DVD. I can't find any reports of this on the Accord forum, but owners are reporting wrong date/time on the Pilot and Odyssey forums. Surely, Honda will offer a no-cost software update for this bug. ;)
 

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Good luck, Honda, finding the source code, development tools, and a grizzled old developer who remembers how to use them. I see Microsoft has a similar bug. Microsoft releases emergency fix for Exchange year 2022 bug
That article state's Microsoft's issue was related to the maximum value for a signed 32-bit integer being less than the integer needed to represent January 1, 2022.

I suspect older Hondas may be suffering from a similar issue and, if so, a software update will likely be required for millions of affected vehicles.

I also suspect Honda is well aware of this issue, is actively working on a solution, and a public acknowledgement and fix will be coming, but will require patience. If this is the case, the developer will need to make software changes, validate those changes, then distribute the updates on DVD's (the software on older Hondas can't be updated via USB or scan tool) to dealers and/or customers. I have a feeling this process is going to take months.

On the other hand, based on the number of VCR's and microwave ovens I've seen flashing 12:00 over the years, it might not be as big of a deal as some might think. :)

Further reading reveals that GPS uses a 10-bit code to represent the week. The maximum decimal value for 10-bit code is 1,023. 1023 / 52 = just under 20 years. Development of these navigation systems probably began around 2002 and the programmers may have not expected these vehicles to still be in service two decades later - assuming they even realized time and date would be a problem.
 

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There was a time I can remember when vehicles had no clock, much less a calendar. Then the analog clock was introduced.
I've never owned an automobile that didn't have a clock - starting with a 1969 Buick Skylark. The first digital automotive clock we had in the family was in a 1983 Ford Escort wagon - it even had an elapsed timer function!

Oh, and a warm welcome to the flood of new members that this issue has brought to the forums. :)
 

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My stepfather was nearly angry when he could no longer buy cassette tapes to play in his 2005 Silverado. :)

By the way, the 2021 map update (while supplies last) is the last update available for the 1G (2006-2014) Ridgeline. That system is now obsolete.
 

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Here's another perspective.

The 2014 Ridgeline, for example, used the same audio-navigation system as the 2006 model that went on sale in 2005 and was developed even before then. Buyers of brand new 2014 Ridgelines were already buying 10+ year-old technology. In 2022, this technology is now over 16 years old.

How many 16 year-old computers, cell phones, and televisions are still functioning?

A 16 year-old computer won't run the latest software or receive the latest security updates. A 16 year-old cell phone is no longer serviceable because the networks it required are no longer in service. A 16 year-old television has an analog tuner, but analog broadcasts were switched off over a decade ago.

Today's newest VR headsets, smart speakers, tablet computers, and smartphones will be landfill material in 16 years.

The primary function of an automobile is to transport people and/or cargo from one location to another - that function still works. :)
 

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At least we survived Y2k. 😁
"Seems like yesterday"... I was working in retail selling computers and other electronics at the time. When we closed that evening, corporate had directed us to power down everything (except for the security system) on December 31, 1999 and not power up anything on January 1, 2000 until we were given the "all clear". I was at a local nightclub that has since closed listening to Kenny G's Auld Lang Syne (The Millennium Mix) minutes before midnight. As the music transitioned to Will Smith's Gettin' Jiggy Wit It at the start of the new year, I breathed an intoxicated sigh of relief as the power remained on, my digital camera still took photos, and my flip phone still had service. All of my computers and other electronic devices still functioned after I woke up later that day with a hangover.
 

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Oh, no - it definitely affects multiple Acura models as well. There are sporadic reports of certain Honda and Acura models being unaffected that would be expected to be affected. Some believe it's because they're using the latest map update (2021), but others with 2021 map updates are affected.
 

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Ha ! I was the Y2K conversion guy for Compaq at the time. We did assessments at customer sites to determine their vulnerability of their computers and installation of fixes for that all. When Y2k came I was at a Y2k party. Of course no power went out as I knew it wouldn't.
I sold Apple, Compaq, HP, eMachines, NEC, and Packard Bell at the time. Compaq was my "go to" brand - it's what I bought for myself and recommended to others. I sold a lot of Presarios back then!
 

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Hi Chris, do we have permission to use your pic at The Sun? With credit of course. Thanks!
@adamsolomons5 , that image belongs to user "Randlejam" on OdyClub.com - not to me or @Chris Callopy . I saw it on OdyClub and put it in @Chris Callopy's post along with a link to the original post on OdyClub.

 

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The Honda engineers must be completely incompetent if they couldn't come up with a fix in just a couple of weeks.
The issue isn't coming up with a fix, it's the massive cost involved in deploying that fix for millions of vehicles which are no longer covered by warranty for a problem that doesn't present a safety risk. Honda likely had nothing to do with this, anyway, as they didn't make the navigation systems - Alpine did.
 

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Pilot owners have been disconnecting their batteries at 12:58pm (actual time) and reconnecting them at 1:00pm (actual time). Some claim this "fixes" their clock (although the calendar is still wrong). Who knows if this inconvenient workaround will last until August and what, if anything, will happen in August or between now and August. I see lots of unqualified owners disconnecting and reconnecting their batteries. :)
 

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Here is Honda's work around. Not a perfect fix.
Key takeaways for the 2006-2014 Ridgeline:
  • The date will never be correct again - even after August 2022.
  • The automatic daylight saving time adjustment will no longer occur on the correct date.
  • The time won't be correct until August 17, 2022 and there is no workaround until then.
 
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