March 22, 2023

Repair Parts Running Out for GNS 430/530

Phil Lightstone

― By Phil Lightstone

On March 14, 2023, Garmin released Service Advisory 23018 Rev A (service advisory) advising that repair services for Garmin GNC 420/400/500/530/430 both WAAS and Non-WAAS will be limited due to component availability limitations starting in 2024.

Garmin reports: “Due to multiple component availability limitations, comprehensive repair service for the Garmin GNS 430(W)/530(W) series is expected to become limited in the years ahead.  Initially, these limitations are estimated to impact a small percentage of repairs beginning in 2024. First introduced in 1998, Garmin has offered repair service for the GNS 430/530 series for 25 years. Garmin plans to continue offering repair service when the components required for a specific repair remain available. Database updates and technical support will also remain available.”

Garmin advises that customers should begin thinking about an upgrade. Garmin reports: “We encourage GNS 430(W)/530(W) series owners to begin considering their transition strategy to newer generation products.”  Consider contacting a Garmin Authorized Dealer for pricing inclusive of installation labour costs.

(Photo:  Phil Lightstone)