I am finding out some surprises about Garmin warranties.
During an annual and Arnav Enginewatch installation, my number one 430 had to be replaced. Cirrus sent a new one.
After replacing, I lost the GPSS function, which requires programming the new 430, but Service Centers are not given that info (must be done by a Garmin dealer).
The nearest dealer was 15 miles away, so they came to reprogram the 430, also to brighten the screen, which was not as bright as the number 2 430, and check the function of the marker light and to try to duplicate a comm problem I had on an approach (2 cirrus guys together when approach said they lost us).
The dealer said Garmin wouldn’t cover it so I called Garmin and they said they would, but only allow one hour.
So the dealer credited one hour and billed me for $ 401.00.
What gives? You all better hope your Garmin troubles are solved in one hour!!!
Harrell Ligon #70