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Garmin Fixing PND Glitch

6/24/2009 08:58:00 AM Eastern

Olathe, Kan. — Garmin said its Nuvi 7x5 portable GPS series has a firmware error that is causing some devices to shutdown and/or perform an unprompted GPS software update.

Garmin issued a statement saying it is aware of this issue and is “working diligently on a solution.” 

The 7x5 series is a high-end line of personal navigation devices (PNDs) first announced last August. The models include 4.3-inch screens, lane assistance, Bluetooth, optional or built-in FM traffic and MSN Direct traffic, and 3-D building views in some cities. Models range in suggested prices from $399 to $549.