Sweden car maker Volvo is recalling 416 vehicles from model years 2000-2010 equipped with Garmin Nuvi 760 and 765 portable GPS navigation units as it has been found that the batteries can overheat and lead to a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall covers the S80, XC70 and XC60 models manufactured from November 2009 to June 2010. So far there have been no accidents or injuries caused due to the defect.
The batteries on those units may overheat, said NHTSA. An overheated battery could lead to a fire.
Volvo issued a statement via NHTSA urging owners to please stop using their Garmin portable GPS device immediately and visit the Garmin Web site to determine if their unit is affected.
The unit's battery will be replaced with a new battery and a spacer will be inserted on top of the battery next to the printed circuit board (PCB), it said.