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Garmin’s “Known Map Errors” Page


I never would have expected to see Garmin put up a Known Map Errors page.

Sometimes, we are notified of errors in our map providers’ data that could present safety concerns. Because your safety is important to us, we have listed all known map errors below.

They certainly don’t expect people to review the list before going out on a drive, so the only angle here must be PR. When the monthly “GPS made me do it” articles come out in the media they can point to this page in response.

3 Responses

  1. Hi,
    I have Garmin 2595LMT which i bought recently and for the first time I tried using it as a test if it will work properly. From my work i entered my home address and gave me direction to follow. It leaded me to the street where i live but instead of telling me to turn right where i live (just in the corner)it told me to turn left and drove me a further 500 meters to the destination on the same road. Then i heard you have reached your destination. Impossible. The next i tried again of thinking i pressed the wrong number before but it did it again. the map was 2013 and i updated to 2014 of hoping to cure problem but still the same.
    Any help will be very much appreciated.

    GIL - September 6th, 2013
  2. Hi,
    I have a Garmin Nuvi 40. I recently updated my maps. I drove up to Brisbane and the GPS didn’t recognise the main highway going into and out of Brisbane. It kept wanting to take me off at every exit which became very annoying. I would appreciate if you could help with this problem?

    Christine - December 5th, 2013
  3. Do yourself a favour don’t buy a Garmin ,inaccuracy of the mapping system.

    Zumo 550

    Contacted Garmin with email below

    I have tried all of your suggestions without success ,in fact I’m very disappointed with my garmin product,for exmple I have searched for places near my home for example Laurelvale Road no matches [except for a town 20 miles away], Patrick Street Newry which is a main City no suggestions [no matches for Newry ??????? ]only Londonderry ,Strabane,Ballymena, Foy Road Portadown ,no matches just offers Foy Lane , tried my iPhone 4 and there they are listed first time .

    These are only a few examples of the search results in my local area, I dread to think how inaccurate Garmin products actually are,across the UK and Europe.

    As you search for i.e. Laurelvale Road you are not given the option to look for Road ,it stops you in your search and offers only what is listed on your maps, which are to say the least inferior to goole maps which I believe iPhone uses????

    Garmin have a poor mapping system Navteq i believe ,google maps results are there every time ,awaiting response from Garmin which to date has been useless ,they can’t fix it

    Garmin don’t buy it ????????????????????

    Glenn - December 11th, 2013

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