My Garmin comes with lifetime traffic subscription. However my traffic icon only shows up once a week and I like smack in the middle of Houston and travel on the major highways everyday. Customer service said the GTM 25 was the problem and I should RMA it. I asked if there were any diagnostic testing that can be done over the phone with hidden sub menus and he said no. I know there are because I have seen them. I am going to send in the unit and the cord. I'm taking a road trip and can't send it it right now. It would be nice to have traffic though.