Just purchased a 2011 Overland 5.7L fully loaded (May 2011). Very happy with everything except the darn FCW systems. Also noted a minor issue with the 730N RHR media system. I've reported this to Jeep and hopefully will have a response soon.
Forward collision warning system
1. It doesn't work with moving vehicles; doesn't detect objects when switching lanes
2. Far vs Near setting doesn't seem to matter
I've tested this functionality on mine and also a few brand new Overlands at the dealership and they all behave the same. You can ride up really fast on the tail of a car and no alarm will sound. If the car in front is stopped or nearly so, the "Brake" alarm will sound when you reach close to 10-15 feet (not exactly an avoidance distance!
) If the vehicle in front begins to move forward and you continue to approach, no alarm will sound.
In addition to what limited information is provided in the Jeep marketing material and also federal guidelines for these systems, the Jeep system doesn't seem to conform.
I think this is a serious issue and have communicated the same to Chrysler Jeep. They seem to be on it, but haven't received a resposne yet.
2. 730 Media Center won't update all my iphone 4 address book records (I have over a thousand...I know a lot). Stops at 848 records.
3. 730 Media Center - received an error message yesterday after parking in an underground garage for 5 hours stating that it couldn't find the Nav database and was in the process of installing. Took me 15 mins to get home and the Nav/Voice Recognition functionality refused to function. If you looked up the System information on the main menu, it read "error" next to the database version. There was an icon showing that records were being transferred next to the bluetooth icon...similar to when you update your address book. The next morning the system was back to normal. Does anyone know if you can reset the Nav system somehow?
Looking forward to your responses!