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My GPS case is falling apart and the suction cup that holds it to the windshield does not have a good suction. I think this is from the heat, but my wife's GPS handles the heat. The voice isn't clear at times. What should I do? I bought it Nov. 07. Can it be sent in for repair and would it still be under warranty? The unit serial # is 107433761. Thanks for your help, Chris

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