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I have a 2012 Accord V6 with Nav and have been trying to figure out what happened to the clock. I bought the car used a few years ago and don't use or care about the very out-of-date navigation system. Ironically, several weeks ago, I had pressed the Eject button on the CD changer in the trunk (which I never do), removed and looked at the Nav CD for about three seconds, then reinserted it. I noticed the clock thing soon after that and thought maybe fiddling with the CD had caused it. Decided that was silly and finally started googling it today. Thanks to all of you for posting your reports of this problem, thereby preserving my sanity.

And, of course, I join the echo of how ridiculous this is.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I'm still enjoying my 2008 V6 with Navi but ran into a strange issue. 😦

When the new year started (2022), I noticed my clock was 1 hour late. Instead of showing, for example, 12PM, it now shows 1PM. Other than the 1 hour issue, the time is being kept correctly.

When I go into the Navi menu to change the time, it doesn't work. I also noticed the calendar function doesn't work either and it's stuck at 1/1/2000 or some old date.

I'm guessing this issue has to do with the Navi unit's program not being able to deal with 2022?

Anyone else have this issue and are there any fixes for this?

Thanks in advance.
 
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So in addition to my clock issue the other day my doors would not unlock from the inside. I kept pushing the button but my doors wouldn’t unlock. Finally I used the key to unlock the doors. Very dangerous I was really scared what if this was an emergency?? Panicking one may not think to use the key. Honda should really recall this issue. It’s leading to other electrical malfunctions.
It doesn't appear that Honda is going to really try and do something about it. Rather they are going to let time pass until August and let the "kink" self-adjust. That is what I got from Honda a few minutes ago.
 

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"Me too..." my 2012 Accord EX-L with navi exhibits the same symptoms. This is definitely a bug, not a hardware failure.

So if the fix will be available in August (as others have indicated), that probably coincides with the annual release of the map updates -- and why Honda customer service is giving that date.

But I'm questioning if there WILL be an update, because with the 2021 update, there was this disclaimer: "This 2021 Map Update will be the final map update release for this system and will be available while supplies last."

Source: Honda Navigation 2021 White DVD Map Update for U.S.

With the 2013 model year, the navigation system generation changed. I don't know if 2013 and later models are affected by this bug or not; everything I've read so far seems to indicate 2012 and earlier. So 2013 and later will get updates in August, but will 2012 and earlier get updates? I don't have high hopes.

And even if they do relent and ship an update in 2022, it will most likely cost you -- the regular price of the update is $149 (but sometimes they've sent out emails offering a $99 price).
I have a 2008 Accord V6 3.5L and having similar issues (but not exactly the same). Up until Wednesday 23/02/22, everything was good. However, I had to replace the alternator and what do you know, now the nav doesn't connect with the clock. The clock is more than 3 hours ahead and the calendar has reverted to 2002. Similar to others when I try to change the clock on the nav system, it just reverts back to 12.00am. I called Honda and they told me to bring it in for a diagnostic- $165 AUD mind you. Nobody mentioned this known error.
 

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Just noticed today my clock jumped ahead and hour and when I go to clock adjustment to change it, it doesnt change after i adjust the time. Tried turning the auto timezone and auto dst off and on made no difference. I drive a 2011 exl coupe with navi. Anyone else have the same thing happen?
Same with my 2009 Accord Coupe but after battery disconnect it is now one hour behind. Clock adjustment does not change anything with mine as well. Frustrating!
 

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I waited for the time change to preform the workaround. I disconnected the negative battery terminal at 12:50. Waited till 12:58 to reconnect it and enter the NAV code and radio code. My timing was perfect as when the system came back online, it was exactly 1:00 - the time the clock defaults to when power is removed. Now to wait and see if Honda was right when they said “the problem will fix itself” sometime in August or September.
cheers !!!
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I waited for the time change to preform the workaround. I disconnected the negative battery terminal at 12:50. Waited till 12:58 to reconnect it and enter the NAV code and radio code. My timing was perfect as when the system came back online, it was exactly 1:00 - the time the clock defaults to when power is removed. Now to wait and see if Honda was right when they said “the problem will fix itself” sometime in August or September.
cheers !!!
Eric
Did it work?!?!
 

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My 2009 Honda Accord V6 EX-L with Navigation also had the clock error that has been discussed in this thread. Regretfully, I was rear-ended and my Accord was totaled. It wasn't exactly the solution I had in mind to get rid of this problem. ;)
 

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I bought the latest disc for mine in Jan and didn't resolve. I live in UK so I ended up disconnecting my battery during super bowl half time show which defaulted it to 1am. Only way I found of setting the clock. But our clocks change later this month so gonna have to have another late night
 

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your nonadjustable time may be related to this thread, maybe.


If not, you'll always be 6 minutes early ;)
 

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I am predicting the date this clock craziness will end will be between August 17th - 21st
Doing some calculations using information of the facts of this weird problem.

At the beginning of this year on the affected Honda models, the clocks sprung forward an hour and the date of the calendar was set to May 19, 2002 (this is a Sunday and also when the firmware was programmed to begin)
The firmware has limitations to 1024 weeks.

1024 weeks after May 19, 2002 is January 2,2022 (This is the day the problems started.....not New Year's Day)
Something with the programming of the initial year (2002) of the firmware is causing this.
Number of days from May 19, 2002 to January 1, 2003 is 227 days.
227 days after January 2, 2022 is August 17, 2022
The problem may be corrected on this date if the year in the firmware is the problem.
If it is looking for the next full week, then the problem will not correct itself until 4 days later on August 21, 2022

I believe & declare this to be true!
This problem will be resolved soon.
This same issue will rear its ugly head again in August 2041 (if you're lucky enough to still have your Honda)
 

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I've taken to disconnecting my battery via one of those quarter turn switches since my car sits so long between uses. Wife is after me to drive it more or sell it, so I'm taking the easy route and driving it more.
I read some time in the past that the software was/is messed up and we can't set the clock correctly until a certain date.
When is that?
I thought it was sometime in August, but, my memory is not what it used to be.

Never mind, I think I found the answer.
Thanks.
 

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Yeah, Honda had a ServiceNews about it. IIRC the date was August 19th, but I could be wrong.

Do note that auto DST will still not work in the future.

Glad I don't have NAVI so I don't have to deal with it.
 

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Thanks for this follow up. I just thought about this the other day now that it’s August. Hard to believe we’ve been dealing with this for eight months. I hope you are correct!

I am predicting the date this clock craziness will end will be between August 17th - 21st
Doing some calculations using information of the facts of this weird problem.

At the beginning of this year on the affected Honda models, the clocks sprung forward an hour and the date of the calendar was set to May 19, 2002 (this is a Sunday and also when the firmware was programmed to begin)
The firmware has limitations to 1024 weeks.

1024 weeks after May 19, 2002 is January 2,2022 (This is the day the problems started.....not New Year's Day)
Something with the programming of the initial year (2002) of the firmware is causing this.
Number of days from May 19, 2002 to January 1, 2003 is 227 days.
227 days after January 2, 2022 is August 17, 2022
The problem may be corrected on this date if the year in the firmware is the problem.
If it is looking for the next full week, then the problem will not correct itself until 4 days later on August 21, 2022

I believe & declare this to be true!
This problem will be resolved soon.
This same issue will rear its ugly head again in August 2041 (if you're lucky enough to still have your Honda)
Thanks for this follow up. I just thought about this the other day now that it’s August. Hard to believe we’ve been dealing with this for eight months. I hope you are correct!
 

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I also tried changing the clock on my mom's 2006 Honda Accord. It's really annoying, does anyone know why this is happening?? Makes me feel like the Y2K scare accept nothing is effected accept all our clocks on our Honda cars.

I agree with the fellow that said they won't fix it anytime soon. They are to busy making cars to care about our clock issues. Because let's face it.

The clock isn't really a big deal because it just annoys us, now if it effected the electrical system THAT would get a fix because that could hurt someone.
 

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Jbarna222 You were absolutely spot on with your calculation.

When i got into the car this morning i took a look at the clock only to show incorrect time :(

After driving for a couple of minutes i noticed that the hours had jumped 5 hours forward, this didn't make any sense. i went into the clock setting and saw i had amended the hours 5 hours forwards when it wouldn't work back in Jan, now that it was working, the clock jumped 5 hours forward on the dash. I went to manually adjust the time and set it correctly.

The dash now shows correct time. However when you go further into the clock/date settings the date is set to year 2003.

Not that im fussed with the date, my screen is showing the correct time! Well done Jbarna222 👍

I am predicting the date this clock craziness will end will be between August 17th - 21st
Doing some calculations using information of the facts of this weird problem.

At the beginning of this year on the affected Honda models, the clocks sprung forward an hour and the date of the calendar was set to May 19, 2002 (this is a Sunday and also when the firmware was programmed to begin)
The firmware has limitations to 1024 weeks.

1024 weeks after May 19, 2002 is January 2,2022 (This is the day the problems started.....not New Year's Day)
Something with the programming of the initial year (2002) of the firmware is causing this.
Number of days from May 19, 2002 to January 1, 2003 is 227 days.
227 days after January 2, 2022 is August 17, 2022
The problem may be corrected on this date if the year in the firmware is the problem.
If it is looking for the next full week, then the problem will not correct itself until 4 days later on August 21, 2022

I believe & declare this to be true!
This problem will be resolved soon.
This same issue will rear its ugly head again in August 2041 (if you're lucky enough to still have your Honda)
 
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