Question about Garmin n?vi 260W GPS

1 Answer

Wrong milage on my GPS

My GPS is giving the wrong milage. Everytime it gives a milage to a location, it is like 30 miles off or more. what could the problem be?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Cheack settings to see if its in miles or kilometers

Posted on Jul 24, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

It will not talk r give the right directions. Everytime i enter my location it ask if i want to simulate route. If u hit no it turns off. If u hit yes it starts telling u to turn and there isnt one and...


Either you are in GPS simulator mode or you are unable to receive satellite signals. go into your tools menu Tools > Settings > System > "check if GPS simulator is activated". De activate if it is and your unit should work fine, if this dosent work try giving the unit an update using Garmins WebUpdater software it can be obtained from this link

Hope this helps!

Feb 13, 2011 | Garmin nuviĀ® 200 Car GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Roadmate 2000 has suddently started giving me crazy directions. If I followed them, the routes would take me 30 miles out of my way.

  • Check first the signal. Make sure the signal is not weak. Because if the signal is weak normally thats what will happen.
  • Reply to this solution if you have questions.

Jun 12, 2010 | Magellan RoadMate 2000 GPS Receiver

2 Answers

What kind of oil does this van use

It will give the weight needed, printed on the oil filler cap, some have it on the dip stick.

Mar 31, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

The odometer/milage counter stopped working.

You need to replace the VSS or vehicle speed sensor. Located on LH, lefthand rear of transmission.


Apr 04, 2009 | 1995 Ford Thunderbird

2 Answers

(1) what type of engine oil to use for a change on a 1999 chevy silverado k1500 (2) drivers power window inoperable

the oil depends on how many miles are on it and where you live. In a cold climate with low milage it should be 0-30 or 5-30 with higher milage 10-30 or 10-40 in warmer climates low milage 5-30 or 10-30 higher milage 10-40

Jan 20, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

Wrong directions

needs map updates,when was unit updated last?

Aug 06, 2008 | Navman F20 GPS Receiver

1 Answer


You say it is 30 miles away because you know the route to the specified location. 16 miles means that the distance directly from your location to the specified location.

Jun 28, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

1 Answer

Wrong milage

There are a number of aspects to this:

The consumer type GPS has an average best accuracy of about 30 to 50 feet at any location. This is as long as it can have good reception from 3 satellites or more with no reflections. In the city there can be some reflections that can also contribute to errors.

When there are many turns along the route, some of its error rate can be accumulative in its caculations.

When the GPS is making calculations it is active on its results from the activity that is going on in the background of its operation. Sometimes it may see alternative combinations of possible routes and it may be sampling from these extra combinations, and then re-calculating. This can cause some changes in its calculations while on route which will look like some instability.

What the consumer maping GPS is good at is getting you to the location. This it should do this to within about 30 to 50 feet accuracy after the route has been completed. The GPS system works on a global basis. When considering the span of all of this and the distance to the satelites, this is feat in itself that it works!

Jerry G.

Jun 03, 2008 | Garmin n?vi 260W GPS

1 Answer

My GPS Unit does not say the leading decimal point in distance.

The voice say "point 6 miles" it does not say "6 tenth miles"

Jan 03, 2008 | Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garmin n?vi 260W GPS Logo

Related Topics:

115 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Garmin GPS Experts


Level 3 Expert

2130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers

Are you a Garmin GPS Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides