Marine 2-year Limited Warranty Policy

Contents

  1. Warranty Statement
  2. Warranty and Product registration
  3. Standard Two-year Limited Warranty for Owner Performed Installations
  4. Certified Dealer Two-year Parts and Onboard Warranty — Approved Dealer Performed Installations
  5. Certified OEM Boat Builder Two-year OEM Parts & Onboard Warranty — Approved Boat Builder Performed Installations
  6. Warranty Exclusions
  7. Product Returns

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1. Warranty Statement

THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES THE OWNER SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THIS PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion on incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to customers in those states.

Garmin retains the right to repair or replace the product or offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE THE CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.


2. Warranty and Product Registration

Dealers/Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are encouraged to register their customer’s installation at the Dealer Resource Center or to encourage their customer to register their product within 30 days after the date of sale. Customers can register their product at my.garmin.com. If they do not have internet access, they can contact Garmin Product Support at 800-800-1020.

Product registration cards are not included with some units. Under these circumstances make sure you date your customer’s sales receipt as this is his/her proof of purchase, or you may register your customer’s installation at the Dealer Resource Center.

When the dealer receives a Garmin unit for service, proof of warranty is required. It can be verified in one of three ways:

  1. The dealer can keep a record of customer names, serial numbers, and purchase dates; or
  2. The customer can present his/her original sales receipt for proof of purchase; or
  3. Dealer can go to the Garmin dealer registration portal at the Dealer Resource Center

In addition, to qualify for onboard warranty, Garmin requires proof of authorized installation by a Garmin certified entity, National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) certified installer or an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) certified installer or a sales receipt from a Garmin Authorized OEM.

GARMIN MARINE WARRANTY

There are three types of Marine Two-year Warranties available to customers within the Americas and the Caribbean.

Type 1: Standard Two-year Limited Warranty —Self-performed owner installed equipment

Type 2: Two-year Parts and Onboard — Installed by a Garmin, NMEA or ABYC certified installer

Type 3: Two-year OEM Parts and Onboard — Installed by an Authorized OEM boat builder

**Products not listed in Appendix ‘A’ or Appendix ‘B’ of this policy are covered by the Garmin One-year Consumer Limited Warranty.


3. Standard Two-year Limited Warranty for Owner Performed Installations

1.1.0  Garmin marine products listed in Appendix ‘A’ are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date the product was purchased by the first customer. Within this period Garmin International Inc. (“Garmin”) will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Products not listed in Appendix ‘A’ are covered by the Garmin One Year Consumer Limited Warranty. *GMS 10 Network Port Expander is covered by the standard two (2) year limited warranty.

1.1.1  Such repairs or replacements will be made at no charge to the customer for parts and labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation costs to Garmin.

1.1.2  Garmin will not pay for onboard labor or travel required for this standard limited warranty.

1.1.3  This standard limited warranty does not affect the customer's statutory rights under applicable laws or the customer's rights against the retailer arising from the sales/purchase contract. In the absence of any contrary applicable laws this standard limited warranty will be the customer's sole and exclusive remedy against Garmin, and neither Garmin nor its affiliated entities will be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any expressed or implied warranty.

Standard Limited Warranty Returns Procedure:

2.1.0 Customers and dealers should first contact a Garmin product support representative for technical assistance. After standard troubleshooting fault tests have been performed, a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number will then be given. This RMA number is to be marked in plain view on the package being shipped to Garmin for the warranty service. This RMA number will act as a reference number for all parties involved. Technical assistance and request for an RMA can be made by contacting Garmin product support directly at:

2.1.1 The returned product must be shipped (insured) to Garmin with proof of purchase and the RMA number marked in plain view on the package. Regional shipping address will be provided by Garmin at the time of RMA.

2.1.2 Customers may choose to hire a service dealer to perform this return procedure at the customer’s expense.


4. Certified Dealer Two-year Parts and Onboard Warranty — Approved Dealer Performed Installations

3.1.0  Garmin onboard warranty period is two (2) years for parts and onboard service provided that the Garmin marine electronics listed in Appendix ‘A’ are factory new goods purchased from a Garmin approved dealer and installed by a Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified installation entity.

3.1.1 The warranty period commences from the date the Garmin marine electronics were purchased by the first retail customer.

3.1.2 Garmin onboard warranty reimburses labor and travel for the warranty service repair and/ or replacement for specific devices at set rates as defined in Appendix ‘A.’ In the event that additional time is required, prior approval in writing must be obtained from the Garmin Marine Warranty Administrator by email at [email protected]. Under the onboard warranty, Garmin provides reimbursement for the cost of the maximum time allowed for that service, or the actual time for the service (whichever is less).

3.1.3 Installations made by a third party that is not a Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified entity or is not approved by Garmin will be classified as owner installations, and will therefore be covered by the Type 1 Standard Two-year Limited Warranty described above or the Garmin One-year Consumer Limited Warranty.

3.1.4 Proof of Garmin onboard warranty coverage is required. Proof of warranty is composed of the following:

  1. Invoice with original date of device purchase, and
  2. Product serial number, and
  3. Proof of an authorized Garmin/NMEA/ABYC installation

3.1.5 Garmin onboard warranty does not affect the customer’s statutory rights under applicable laws, nor the customer’s rights against the retailer arising from the sales/purchase contract. In the absence of any contrary applicable laws, this onboard warranty will be the customer's sole and exclusive remedy against Garmin, and neither Garmin nor its affiliated entities will be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any expressed or implied warranty.

Onboard Warranty Procedure: Claim Form and Supporting Documentation

4.1.0 Customers should contact Garmin or a Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified entity within 30 days of a product failure for warranty service. All customers and/or Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified entities are required to perform standard troubleshooting fault tests in order to determine whether onboard warranty service is appropriate. After standard troubleshooting fault tests have been performed, a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number will then be given. This RMA number is to be marked in plain view on the package being shipped to Garmin for the warranty service. This RMA number will act as a reference number for all parties involved. Technical assistance and request for an RMA can be made by contacting Garmin product support directly at:

4.1.1 Each onboard warranty service must be accompanied by a warranty claim form, which must be completed in full and is used to track the claim. It is to be quoted in any matters regarding the claim.

4.1.2 Failure to complete the form fully; missing or insufficient information will delay in processing the claim and may result in claim denial.

4.1.3 A completed service report (invoice/work order) must be attached to the warranty claim form. The service report should include service time, shop rate, fault symptoms, repair remedy and should include reason for additional labor/travel/mileage if approved by Garmin.

4.1.4 Completed onboard warranty claim forms must be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Marine Warranty Administration including supporting documentation. All service dealers are required to provide the following documents with a claim form: a Service Report (section 6.1.4), a copy of the Original Proof of Purchase/Installation of the device and based on your location an IRS tax form (required with the first claim of the calendar year only). To request a copy please contact the Garmin Marine Warranty Administration via email at [email protected]. Allow 8 to 12 weeks to process the claim. Send completed claim form and documentation to:

  • Mail: Garmin International
    1200 E. 151st Street
    Attn: Marine Warranty Administrator
    Olathe, KS 66062
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 913-440-8280 attn: Marine Warranty Administrator

4.1.5 Marine warranty claim forms can be found on the Garmin website at Marine Warranty Policy.


5. Certified OEM Boat Builder Two-year OEM Parts & Onboard Warranty — Approved Boat Builder Performed Installations

5.1.0 Garmin OEM Parts and Onboard Warranty period is two (2) years for parts and onboard service provided the Garmin marine electronics listed in Appendix ‘B’ are factory new goods installed by an authorized OEM boat builder.

5.1.1 The warranty period commences from the date of vessel purchase by the first retail customer.

5.1.2 Garmin onboard warranty reimburses labor and travel for the warranty service repair and/ or replacement for specific devices at set rates as defined in Appendix ‘B.’ In the event that additional time is required, prior approval in writing must be obtained from the Garmin Marine Warranty Administration by email at [email protected]. Under the onboard warranty, Garmin provides reimbursement for the cost of the maximum time allowed for that service, or the actual time for the service (whichever is less).

5.1.3 Installations made by an OEM selected third party that is not a Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified entity or is not approved by Garmin will be classified as owner installations, and will therefore be covered by the Type 1 Standard Two-year Limited Warranty described above or the Garmin One-year Consumer Limited Warranty.

5.1.4 Proof of OEM parts and onboard warranty coverage is required. Proof of warranty is comprised of:

  • Invoice with original date of vessel purchase, and
  • Product serial number; and
  • Vessel hull number from an authorized OEM boat builder

5.1.5 Garmin onboard warranty does not affect the customer’s statutory rights under applicable laws, nor the customer’s rights against the retailer arising from the sales/purchase contract. In the absence of any contrary applicable laws, this onboard warranty will be the customer's sole and exclusive remedy against Garmin, and neither Garmin nor its affiliated entities will be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of any express or implied warranty.

OEM Parts and Onboard Warranty Procedure: Claim Form and Supporting Documentation

6.1.0 Customers should contact Garmin, a Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified installer or OEM dealer within 30 days of a product failure for warranty service. All customers, Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified entities or OEM dealers are required to perform standard troubleshooting fault tests in order to determine whether onboard warranty service is appropriate. After standard troubleshooting fault tests have been performed, a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number will then be given. This RMA number is to be marked in plain view on the package being shipped to Garmin for the warranty service. This RMA number will act as a reference number for all parties involved. Technical assistance and request for an RMA can be made by contacting Garmin product support directly at:

6.1.1 Each onboard warranty service must be accompanied by a warranty claim form, which must be completed in full and is used to track the claim. It is to be quoted in any matters regarding the claim.

6.1.2 Failure to complete the form, missing or insufficient information will delay in processing the claim and may result in claim denial.

6.1.3 Vessel Hull Number from an authorized OEM boat builder is required to receive labor reimbursement for products listed in Appendix ‘B.’

6.1.4 A completed service report (invoice/work order) must be attached to the warranty claim form. The service report should include: service time, shop rate, fault symptoms, repair remedy and should include reason for additional labor/travel/mileage if approved by Garmin.

6.1.5 Completed onboard warranty claim forms must be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Marine Warranty Administration including supporting documentation within 30 days of service completion. All service dealers are required to provide the following documents with a claim form: a Service Report (section 6.1.4), a copy of the Original Proof of Purchase/Installation of the device or vessel containing Garmin marine devices installed by the OEM, and based on your location an IRS tax form (only required with the first claim of the year). To request a copy, please contact the Garmin Marine Warranty Administration via email at [email protected]. Allow 8 to 12 weeks to process the claim. Send completed claim form and documentation to:

  • Mail: Garmin International
    1200 E. 151st Street
    Attn: Marine Warranty Administrator
    Olathe, KS 66062
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 913-440-8280 attn: Marine Warranty Administrator

6.1.6 Marine warranty claim forms can be found on the Garmin website at Marine Warranty Policy.


6. Warranty Exclusions

7.1.0 In addition to the limitations above the warranty exclusions set forth below shall apply to the Standard Two-year Limited Warranty, Two-year Parts and Onboard Warranty and the Two-year OEM Parts and Onboard Warranty.

7.1.1 Installations not in accordance with the installation guidelines provided in the Garmin user/install manual will invalidate the warranty.

7.1.2 The warranty policy does not cover costs associated with non-Garmin manufactured transducers, transducer replacements or haul outs and launches. It also does not cover shop supplies, lost production time or collateral damage.

7.1.3 The warranty policy does not cover product failures due to: shipping damage, accident, abuse or misuse, alteration or unauthorized repair, corrosion, products on which the serial number has been tampered with, power spikes, vandalism, water ingress, submersion, or other acts of God or weather phenomena such as lightning, flash floods, etc.

7.1.4 Garmin assumes no responsibility for damage incurred during installation.

7.1.5 Garmin onboard warranty does not extend to self-performed owner installed equipment or installations.

7.1.6 The warranty policy does not cover: incorrectly specified product, incorrectly specified transducers, incorrect transducer installation, transducer aeration problems, RF interference installation problems existing onboard electrical systems noise, stray voltages, chart cartography errors, units subjected to or connected to the incorrect voltage supply level or voltage type.

7.1.7 The warranty policy does not cover LCD displays that exhibit faulty pixels that are within technical specifications as determined by Garmin or the Garmin approved LCD supplier.

7.1.8 The warranty policy does not cover: luxury software updates, system checkouts, or calibrations unless these aforementioned activities are done in accordance with the user/installation manual of the product that is being repaired/serviced.

7.1.9 The warranty policy does not cover products for which a suitable proof of purchase showing date, dealer/retailer, serial number, installation invoice (if required), cannot be demonstrated at the time of the request for warranty service.

7.2.0 The warranty policy does not cover sea trials. If, in exceptional circumstances, you have a specific case that warrants a sea trial, please contact the Marine Warranty Administration via email at [email protected].

7.2.1 Garmin assumes no responsibility for damage of non-Garmin products connected to the GHP™ 12 or GHP™ Reactor™ Mechanical/Retrofit/Solenoid autopilots.

7.2.2 The warranty policy does not cover freight costs associated with the return of defective equipment to Garmin nor is such freight payable by Garmin.

7.2.3 The warranty policy does not cover water intrusion caused by high-pressure water sprayers or damage to products caused by harsh chemicals.

7.2.4 The warranty policy does not cover Silva branded compasses.

7.2.5 The warranty policy does not cover costs associated with modified or painted products outside of manufacture specifications.

7.2.6 Product Recalls — In the event Garmin chooses to recall a product from the field we reserve the right to establish a fair rate (time, travel and hourly rate) for removal and replacement of such product based on a case-by-case situation.

7.2.7 Garmin reserves the right to refuse any warranty service claim it deems unfair or non-conforming to the policies and procedures set forth in this warranty document. In addition, Garmin reserves the right to refuse to pay warranty labor reimbursement to any service dealer it finds not performing quality work or manipulating this warranty policy in a way that is not in the interest of Garmin or the end user.


7. Product Returns

8.1.0 Any return of defective product must have an RMA number issued in advance.

8.1.1 The RMA is valid for 45 days from the date of issuance. Units must be returned to Garmin within this period, otherwise the RMA may be cancelled.

8.1.2 Unmarked boxes or returns without RMA numbers will be returned to sender.

8.1.3 Freight costs — Inbound delivery to Garmin is the responsibility of the Garmin/NMEA/ABYC certified installation entity, OEM, dealer or the customer. Standard ground outbound shipping freight cost will be paid by Garmin. Overnight or 2nd day express delivery freight service is available at an additional cost, paid by the requester.