Leap Year Confuses TomTom PNDs

April 4, 2012  - By
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A leap-year bug caused some TomTom satellite navigation devices to malfunction, reports BBC News.

TomTom posted an information page on its website, offering a software update. “Some customers have been experiencing GPS positioning issues since 31st March,” TomTom said. “The issue is caused by a ‘leap year’ bug in the software of the GPS receiver provided by a third party.”

TomTom said that a problem with its global positioning system firmware had caused models worldwide to fail to identify their location, BBC News said.

The TomTom devices affected are:

  • Start 20/25
  • Via 110/120/125
  • Via LIVE 120/125
  • GO LIVE 820/825
  • GO LIVE 1000/1005/1005 World
  • Blue & Me TomTom 2
  • TomTom Connect

To download the firmware to their device, users will need to set up an account at the TomTom site if they don’t already have one.

Users are discussing the issue on the TomTom message board.

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