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Good luck with Lifetime Traffic!
on April 3, 2014
I purchased a Garmin nuvi 2555LMT in 2013, and it shipped with a “traffic receiver accessory” (i.e., a power cord with a very obvious in-line traffic receiver module). The included “lifetime traffic” worked as advertised, although the “lifetime” of the unit turned out to be barely over one year. I was always careful with the unit, using a friction mount and always moving the unit to the floor of my car (covered with a white towel) when parked, in order to minimize the possibility of heat damage. But one day it just turned into a brick that would not power on.
Still, because I feel it offers just the right mix of features and price, I decided to take a chance and order another 2555LMT in 2014. Although the item still says “lifetime traffic” on Amazon, this time the included vehicle power cord did not have the obvious in-line traffic module. Traffic did not work, and attempts to activate it resulted in the message, “a traffic receiver accessory is required…” So I attached the power cord from my previous 2555LMT (with traffic receiver), and I still got the same error message. I have installed all of the latest updates, and I have performed the full shutdown and bootup from scratch, but my “lifetime traffic” is still DOA. Very disappointing.