On a trip to Northern Spain 10 days ago, the route downloaded from Mapsource to the 660 amongst other weird directions it said take exit from autoroute, u turn at bottom of slip road (off ramp) go back up the off ramp obviously against the flow of traffic!!!!!!! and rejoin the autoroute where it just told me to exit. how crazy is that!! needless to say I made the manual overide and ignored the instruction.
Anybody else had similar suicidal instructions?
Yeah. Driving to the dump the other day, Garmin told me to drive to the end of a dead end and go off road through someone's yard and a large creek. Decided not to do it.
I suspect that the U-Turn puts you on the entrance - it is very unlikely to have had you go the wrong way, unless it also had you on the autoroute going the wrong way.
Could you have placed a via at that point?
I've also found out that, when making an unexpected U-Turn or any deviation from the route, give your GPS a couple of seconds to re-orient itself.
On a route I used to take about every weekend, there is a straight stretch of 4-lane. For perhaps a mile there is a parallel lane, divided from the main road by a median, which serves as a point for several on and off ramps to connect. This feature is present in both directions (sides) of the 4-lane. Randomly, my nuvi 680 would route me onto the access lane, down its entire length, and back out onto the main road at its end. The access road is clearly the longer (albeit only by about 0.1 mile) and slower route. As I said, the garmin only *sometimes* sent me this way, other times it did not. This point is near the mid-point of a 90 mile trip. And yes, I had exactly the same start and end points each trip. I never figured it out, but it seems to have gone away with recent updates. Then again, I don't travel that route as much anymore, so it might still be doing it LOL.
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