Yeah...that makes sense, since all the NA owners from all the different manufacturers that use the system will be updating at the same time. I get this picture in my head of a small room, with a single hamster on a treadmill connected to a single Naviextras server.I'm thinking the October 2020 update was quick for us since we couldn't download it until recently. But with the Feb 21 update, I can see their update server(s) being hammered by owners of all the other makes/models that get the same map.
I updated over the weekend, and while the download wasn't slow, the install took a couple of hours. At one point it was stuck at 71% for a long time, then quickly said it was complete.
Short answer? I honestly don't know. I found the European version of the FCA website that provides information on the Infotainment System for our vehicles, and if you go to the navigation section, you can download an install guide in .pdf. If you go to the North American version of the site, it will want you to select country and language, as well as year and model of Spider. I think you have to enter 2017, as that's the only model year it seems to recognize (which tells us something about when the site was last updated).Prior to downloading the update, does the card have to be locked to the car? (60 mile break in/VIN Lock)
Purchasing a new card does not reset the three year clock for updates, as the update access is tied to your VIN. You need to purchase the extension via the Toolbox. It works. I, and several others here, have done a three year renewal purchase, and it works just fine. My initial three years expired in January of 2020, so last October I bought another 3 years of access. And of course we then worked for another four months to actually get access to what we paid for, but all that is water under the bridge now.I have upgraded to AA/CP but out of curiosity, has anyone's here free update time has expired? Mine has. Does purchasing a new card resets the time or is there a membership subscription to continue to receive the updates?