Garmin G1000s Recalled For Inspection
That shiny new Garmin G1000 in your panel (new production Cessna, Mooney, and Diamond aircraft -- just to name a few -- all have a G1000 option) might as well be a DVD player until you get it checked for some capacitors that may have been installed backward. Garmin issued an "urgent notice" to owners of the glass cockpit systems advising them the systems are limited to VFR/Day Only operations until they've been checked for the faulty parts. The good news is that not all G1000s have the potentially faulty parts, but the only way to find out is to have them inspected. The notice covers parts called GIA 63 units, serial numbers 46901800 to 46902817. Garmin is telling owners to contact their nearest Garmin Avionics or other authorized centers for the inspection. If yours has the manufacturing flaw, it has to go back to Garmin for repair or exchange. As expected, Garmin is covering the parts and labor costs on all this.