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Lost with Garmin c330

I have several issues with the Garmin my husband bought me for Christmas. First, it does not take me home (tried to see if it would), it took me a mile away to a dead-end dirt road. Then tries to tell me to turn onto roads that do not exist. I used it to go to an address that I was not familiar with and ended up taking a long country drive late at night with my kids, to nowhere. Thank goodness, I figured out where I was eventually. I tried it on a trip to visit my mother in the hospital out of town and what a joke. I have been asking around and found out that 3 other people I know, hate theirs as much as I do. I thought downloading updates would help, but says none available. They are having the same problems, is there a fix to this?

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Re: lost with Garmin c330

Have you tried re-loading the current software? If that doesn't help, you may need to purchase updated maps.

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