Garmin Nuvi GPS recalled for battery defect causing fire

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rlh2005
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Garmin Nuvi GPS recalled for battery defect causing fire

Postby rlh2005 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:55 am

http://www.garmin.com/nuvibatterypcbrecall

Garmin has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain models of Garmin's nüvi® brand of portable automotive GPS products due to a potential risk of battery overheating. 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.

AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The recalled devices include a small subset of the following nüvi model numbers:
• nüvi 200W, 250W, and 260W
• nüvi 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number)


rlh2005
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Postby rlh2005 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:34 pm

In an interesting spin-off on the Garmin nüvi recall, Suzuki Recalls Equator, Grand Vitara, SX4 due to Garmin fire hazard.

I wonder if Nissan will do same for those that purchased their Navigation Docking Station and nüvi as dealer installed options.

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Postby rlh2005 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:59 pm

Nissan has issued a recall related to the Garmin Nuvi recall.


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