US: Suzuki affected by Garmin Nuvi PND recall

Garmin on Wednesday issued a worldwide recall of 1.25 million Nuvi GPS units, saying the batteries can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Roughly 1.25 million units are affected, with 796,000 of those in the U.S. Garmin said there have been 10 cases of the batteries overheating, but no injuries or significant property damage.

Interestingly, several automakers have offered cradled Garmin products in place of costlier in-dash navigation systems, some of which will be covered under the recall.

Among those manufacturers, Suzuki has been the first to confirm (to Autoblog) that some of its models will be impacted. The company has said that it is currently working with regulators to deduce which vehicles shipped with the faulty Nuvi systems, and how to proceed with getting the units fixed.

Note: Suzuki offers a dash-mounted Garmin PND solution called TRIP Navigation.

Via: CNet, Autoblog.

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