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post #1 of 4 Old 08-26-2010, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Garmin nüvi Battery PCB Recall - 200W, 250W, 260W, 7XX

Check your unit before it catches on fire. Plug-in your serial number here to check if your unit has been recalled:

https://my.garmin.com/rma/recallLanding.faces


According to the site:

Garmin is voluntarily recalling certain nüvi devices that contain a specific battery that was manufactured by the battery supplier within a limited date code range. Garmin has identified potential overheating issues when certain batteries manufactured by the third-party battery supplier within a limited date code range are used in certain Garmin nüvi models with a specific printed circuit board (PCB) design. It appears that the interaction of these factors can, in rare circumstances, increase the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard. 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)
You can determine your nüvi model number by looking at the label on the back or bottom of your nüvi.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2010, 01:31 PM
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Thanks. I checked mine and it's not on the list.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-26-2010, 01:46 PM
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Check your unit before it catches on fire. Plug-in your serial number here to check if your unit has been recalled:

https://my.garmin.com/rma/recallLanding.faces


According to the site:

Garmin is voluntarily recalling certain nüvi devices that contain a specific battery that was manufactured by the battery supplier within a limited date code range. Garmin has identified potential overheating issues when certain batteries manufactured by the third-party battery supplier within a limited date code range are used in certain Garmin nüvi models with a specific printed circuit board (PCB) design. It appears that the interaction of these factors can, in rare circumstances, increase the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard. 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)
You can determine your nüvi model number by looking at the label on the back or bottom of your nüvi.
Thanks for the heads up. Couldn't make the link work but will try typing it in. I've got the 750.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-26-2010, 03:55 PM
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Thanks, my 250w is not on the recall list. FWIW, I've had the unit for about 6 months, and very happy with price/performance. Touch screen works fine with gloves on. It's my car's gps, as well.

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