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Floating in space even on interstate

As I'm driving down the interstate in NC (and other places), it seems to take me "off-road" and appears to be lost trying to find the road, but showing other roads not in the area. The screen appears that we are flying in space or driving through the brown area. There is a strong signal. Can't trust where it will take me. HELP!

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  • paminpa21 Dec 23, 2008

    Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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As I always suggest, your maps might be off if you haven't updated since you bought the device, or haven't updated in quite some time. Run the device through TomTom Home to update your maps, and it should provide the fix

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I am not sure which model of the Nuvi you are using but I have the Nuvi 660 and can feel your pain. What use is going over a mountain or down roads made of gravel and miles from civilization only because it is technically a "shorter route"

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