Originally Posted by camnellum1
I was wondering this exact thing. I have had my vehicle for two weeks and 600 miles now and have not had any UConnect issues (I was out of the country on business so actually have only been driving about a week). Just last night I registered my UConnect....I will report if there is anything different with he performance of the unit. Like I said, up till now everything is perfect...I will start the vehicle shortly to let it update.
I thought the same thing initially. I picked up my truck on Tuesday and the screen went blank. No "Touch Screen" message at the bottom and nothing worked. Shut down the GC and started it again several times, to no avail. Drove it back to the dealer and - of course - it then worked. This was right after I registered with Uconnect.
In the following days, the unit would reboot by itself while I was driving. (I don't know how to do it other than shut the GC down.) After stopping on the way home, the unit showed our progress in the middle of the screen, although the borders showed where we had stopped. Voice directions also stopped. In addition, I couldn't change the radio station, change the volume, or mute the radio. I could use my phone but bluetooth wasn't working. Nothing worked until I stopped and shut the vehicle down. One time, the unit rebooted when I connected my iPhone to charge it.
Controls also were a problem. Tuesday night was cold and my wife and I both turned on the heated seats and I turned on the heated steering wheel. Before leaving the truck, we turned all three of the controls off. But the next morning, the driver's seat and wheel heating went on by themselves. I turned them off. When I started the truck the next time, both were back on. I turned them off again, and when I next started the truck, they came on again. Finally - after about four or five repetitions - the seat and wheel stayed off. The passenger seat didn't have this problem.
Quadralift had problems. While driving below 50 mph one time, it just started raising on its own. (I t was not in "Aero" beforehand.) Most of the time, QL lowered itself about 15 minutes after the truck was turned off, but sometimes it doesn't. It surprised me when I was letting air out of the tires.
Advanced tech items also stopped working one time - no blind stop monitoring and although regular cruise control worked, adaptive cruise control did not. As with the other items, the advanced tech features starting working again after restarting.
As a truck, I love the GC. As an electronics platform, not so much. I'm writing up all the problems and sending them to Jeep; but QA on the electronics sucks. I have the V-6 and power appears sufficient. (The GC replaces an X3 with less horsepower but a lot less weight.) The ride also was smoother than I expected, even though the dealer filled the tires to about 45 psi. If only the electronics worked all the time ....