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:
You can determine your nüvi model number by looking at the label on the back or bottom of your nüvi.
- nüvi 200W, 250W, & 260W
- nüvi 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number)
Go to Garmin's site and enter in your device's serial number. It'll tell you if your unit needs to be sent in for service.