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Route preference problem - Nuvi 200

When I go to; TOOLS, SETTINGS, NAVIGATION, I am unable to get the OFF ROAD to activate.

I can select and highlight OFF ROAD, but when I hit OK, the route preference goes to FASTER TIME.

I have done a reset, calibrated the screen, and re-installed the version 4.80 software update.

Any ideas before I call Garmin.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Dancarmich Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with the Nuvi 250, it started with the updated to version 4.8. I have contacted Garmin, if there is any fix, I will let you know !

    Ciao


  • travlrs2 Jan 27, 2009

    Thanks for the info. I contacted Garmin yesterday via email. I will post here when I hear something.

  • walter888 Feb 10, 2009

    I have the same problem.

  • f422ude Feb 18, 2009

    Purchased a GArmin Nuvi 200 two weeks ago...updated software and unable to enable the 'OFF Road" feature. Returned the unit for an even exchange, verified that the "Off Road' feature was working. Updated the software and now unable to use "Off-Road" feature...Please Help!!!

  • loudig Feb 27, 2009

    Same here. Too bad we cannot get a software downgrade back to the version in the unit as purchsed.

  • travlrs2 Mar 07, 2009

    When I saw that several others had the same problem, I decided to go right to the source. I called Garmin and received an RMA and got my unit replaced with a new one. It looks like since then they have found a fix for the original problem.

  • f422ude Mar 09, 2009

    Why hasnt Garmin contacted us about the new update?

  • Dancarmich May 11, 2010

    Finally receive answer from Garmin... Here is the paste of of the email I received on 2009-02-09... Not solved yet !



    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear Xxxxxxx,

    Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I have completed a report on the error as we found it to be a repeatable process. The report was submitted early last week to the software team so the issue can be corrected in a future software update. Unfortunately I have not heard back on this issue, but that is not uncommon.

    Garmin is fairly fluid with software updates nd there should be another one available for that device in the coming weeks. I apologize for any inconvenience this issue is causing.

    With Best Regards,

    Christopher T
    Product Support Specialist
    Automotive Team
    Garmin International
    913-397-8200
    800-800-1020
    913-440-8280 (fax) Att: Christopher T
    www.garmin.com






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Garmin has [finally] fix the problem, simply run the 5.00 software update

Now the question is, should we stay away from any future update ???


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