In other words, Google Maps launches and runs properly, but after setting up the route, the app doesn’t correctly display it on the map, so users just need to stick with the audio instructions to figure out which way they need to go.
The whole thing has been happening in both Android Auto versions (on phones and for the car), with users saying it shows up occasionally for absolutely no reason.
The good news is that Google has managed to determine the cause of the problem. A member of the Android Auto team revealed on the official forums recently that a fix has already been bundled with the latest updates.
So if you encountered the bug described here, you are strongly recommended to download and install the latest Google Maps and Android Auto app versions to make sure the navigation app is working as expected.
“Thanks for all your feedback reports. The Geo team has addressed this issue. We recommend updating the Google Maps app and Android Auto app to the latest version and let us know if the issue still persists. Thanks!” a Google Community Specialist explained.
In the meantime, Google is also giving the finishing touches to a new Android Auto update, as version 6.5 is projected to land in just a few weeks. Obviously, it will bring even more fixes, though we’ll find out more at the time of launch.