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Recall Corner: Garmin nüvi battery PCBs

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Garmin has navigated its way into Recall Corner.

The GPS specialists have voluntarily recalled certain nüvi devices, due to overheating issues.

The units in question – reportedly 1.25 million – contain a specific battery that was manufactured by a battery supplier within a specific date range. The company says:


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.

Affected devices include a subset of the following nüvi model numbers:

  • nüvi 200W, 250W, & 260W
  • nüvi 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number)

Thanks to Techeblog for flagging this one.

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