Recall Alert: 796,000 Garmin Navigation Systems


Garmin International has issued a recall for about 796,000 GPS units in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected units are both aftermarket systems and factory-installed units placed in some Volvo, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Smart, Land Rover, Mazda, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. One of the units is labeled Mopar as well, which is the replacement and accessory part maker for the Chrysler Group. A full list of the affected units is provided below.

A potential overheating issue triggered the recall. The batteries, in combination with a specific circuit board layout, can overheat, possibly causing a fire in the car. No reported failures have caused significant property damage or injuries yet, according to Garmin.

Garmin will notify owners of the affected systems, and technicians will repair the GPS units for free by replacing the battery and inserting a spacer on top of the battery. Owners can contact Garmin at 913-397-8200 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hot line at 888-327-4236.

  • GARMIN/AVIS NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/AVIS/BUDGET NUVI 780/9999
  • GARMIN/EUROPCAR NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/HERTZ NUVI 765/9999
  • GARMIN/HONDA NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/LANDROVER NUVI 750/9999
  • GARMIN/MAZDA NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/MERCEDES NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/MOPAR NUVI 250/9999
  • GARMIN/NISSAN NUVI 750/9999
  • GARMIN/NISSAN NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 200W/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 250W/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 260W/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 710/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 715/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 750/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 755/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 755T/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 765/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 765T/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 770/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 775/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 775T/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 780/9999
  • GARMIN/NUVI 785T/9999
  • GARMIN/SMART NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/SUZUKI NUVI 750/9999
  • GARMIN/SUZUKI NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/SUZUKI NUVI 765/9999
  • GARMIN/VOLKSWAGON NUVI 765/9999
  • GARMIN/VOLKSWAGON NUVI 765T/9999
  • GARMIN/VOLVO NUVI 760/9999
  • GARMIN/VOLVO NUVI 765/9999
By Colin Bird | August 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

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