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Garmin nuvi GPS Voluntary Recall

submitted on August 25, 2010 by siggy38 in "Products / Gadgets"

Garmin is recalling specific nuvi devices that were sold during a certain date. The battery is identified as potentially overheating, which could lead to a fire hazard. To see if your product is part of this recall, go to this page and enter your serial number. Although there have been no injuries or significant property damage caused by this issue, Garmin is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

The recalled devices include a small subset of the following nüvi model numbers:

* nüvi 200W, 250W, & 260W
* nüvi 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number)
Garmin nüvi® Product Safety Recall Letter:

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    Posted by YanBz on September 24, 2010
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    I just got an email from Amazon about this recall since we purchased a Nuvi 260W as a prize for our December 2009 giveaway. Siggy, is your GPS unit covered?

    Greetings from

    We have recently learned that Garmin, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is voluntarily recalling certain Nuvi Portable Automotive GPS Products. Our records indicate that you have purchased one of the GPS Products listed in this recall through the website.

    The recall involves: Nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W and Nuvi 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number)

    These portable automotive GPS products were sold for use as aftermarket equipment and were also sold and installed as original equipment in certain passenger vehicles. These units contain third-party Lithium-Ion batteries manufactured in a certain date range. In rare circumstances the batteries contained in the affected GPS units can overheat.

    Owners may contact Garmin’s Nuvi Battery Recall Information Line at 1-866-957-1981. Determine your Nuvi model number by looking at the label on the back or bottom of your Nuvi. You must provide this and other information to determine whether your Nuvi is affected by this recall. To easily and quickly determine whether your Nuvi is affected, go to

    You may also find additional details about the recall in the NHTSA bulletin:

    If you purchased this item as a gift for someone, please notify the recipient immediately and provide them with the information in the NHTSA bulletin concerning these safety issues.

    We regret the inconvenience this recall has caused you but trust you will understand that the safety of our customers is our highest priority.

    Thanks for shopping at


    Customer Service
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    Posted by siggy38 on September 24, 2010
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    I checked the serial number and my device has not been recalled. Thanks for asking Yan! Wink
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on September 24, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I'm gonna check mine

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