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Does not track properly shows the vehical driving off the road

AS I'M DRIVING MY NUVI 205 SHOWE ME DRIVING OSSTHE ROAD WHILE DRIVING STRAIGHTRECACULATES MY ROUTE THE MAP SCREAN ROTATES FOR NO REASON I'VE HAD THE UNIT FOR A WEEK ITS A CONSTANT PROBLEM ITS A REPLACEMENT FOR MY GARMIN 200 THAT WAS STOLEN I HAD NO PRBLEM WHAT SO EVER W/THE 200 I HAD THAT UNIT ALMOST 2 YEARS IS THERE A FIX FOR THE 205 OR A RECALL?

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If it is new and bought recently you should return it to the seller for replacement or attention. You coulod first try to recalibrate the screen. if that does not fid it return it quick before any 30 day rteplacement warranty expires.

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