Turn Left (South), then do U turn and head North on the same road. What's up with that?

 

I notice when I have tried to go to a certain location in area in town from an exit ramp, it wants me to get off the ramp then turn left (south) then do a U turn as soon as I can and go back the other direction (north)--the direction I could have turned off the ramp in in the first place. This is not a new road (15 yrs at least).

Is this a faulty unit and doing things others don't do? (Garmin didn't do this.)

Is this common for Magellans?

Thanks for any input.

not common

I've only had problems with one off ramp. Magellan thinks I miss it and reroutes me, then realizes I did take the ramp and switches back to the original route.

This happen to me in FL.Had

This happen to me in FL.Had me make a right turn then a u turn to put me back on the same road that I was suppose to get on.I could have just made a left turn to get on the correct road.Made report to Garmin about it.

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Yes, I think so.....

dagrev wrote:

Is this common for Magellans?

It has been rather common for my 4250.

It has another bad habit of routing me OFF of a main street, through a sub-division, and then back on the same street I started on.

It helps a LOT to stay aware of your general route so that you know when it gets a brain cramp like that. If the route you have been following turns right......and it says turn left.....you can make a good guess that IT is wrong.

Mine always gets me where I need to go but does it in a rather strange fashion at times.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Hummm

I was troubled once when on a trip using a Mag Roadmate 14??. I was at a gas station next to the interstate and was pulling out to the road to get on the ramp and it was telling me to turn left when I could see the ramp and expressway to my right. It figured it out once I was on the road heading in the correct (right) direction. This scared me about Magellans but I loved the routing (when it works right it goes the way I would choose in town) and the menu. But the goofy stuff concerns me when I don't know where I am or can see where I need to go.

sometimes if you have the

sometimes if you have the routing set on shortest distance, it will take you out of the way for seemingly 50 feet of savings.

As it should be.....

golferbob wrote:

sometimes if you have the routing set on shortest distance, it will take you out of the way for seemingly 50 feet of savings.

I almost never use "shortest" exactly because of that. One of the times that I did, it routed me through a parking lot that would have required jumping a curb and sidewalk to proceed.

The wierd routing I've seen have all been with "fastest".

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

I never use that

I can see where that would turn up some odd routes. I leave mine on "quickest." Doing unnecessary Uturns doesn't add up there either!