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8.4" nav issues?

I'm looking for a used GC with nav and have been told to get a 2014 in order to get the larger screen. Are there any issues with this unit? I don't need to have problems with an out of warranty headunit/nav system.

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Re: 8.4" nav issues?

If you go for 2014 get one with build date later than august 2013.
Essentially the same radio in 2017.

Also get one with the backup camera.
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Re: 8.4" nav issues?

Early firmware was buggy. Be sure to upgrade to the latest firmware. Of course, it's a Jeep; be prepared for the unexpected.
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Re: 8.4" nav issues?

Mine was replaced 2 times under factory warranty. XM stopped working and the navigation had me driving over the ocean or in another state.. Dealership had my Jeep for 21 days. The idiots at the dealership finally replaced the shark finn antenna and I haven't had any problems since.

Any type of repairs on this vehicle are going to be expensive. You may want to check into an extended service contact. Most of us here purchased it from this site. Not sure if it will be offered to you in Canada?

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Re: 8.4" nav issues?

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I'm looking for a used GC with nav and have been told to get a 2014 in order to get the larger screen. Are there any issues with this unit? I don't need to have problems with an out of warranty headunit/nav system.
I bought new a 2014 JGC Limited in October 2014. The build date was either 7/14 or 8/14. So in the 2 years I've had it, there have been no problems whatsoever (although it only has 5800 miles as of today). Recalls are based on VIN number, and there are none on this vehicle, other than the park brake / autopark, which I had done.

It has been excellent, and I probably should keep it, but I believe I am going to sell, as I need a new pickup truck. I hope I can find one as trouble-free as the Jeep. Good luck in your search.
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Re: 8.4" nav issues?

I have a 2014 built in April 2013 that has the 8.4AN. Never had a problem with the NAV, radio, XM, or uConnect. The wife pairs with an iPhone and I use Motorola Droid. I have updated the firmware several times via download from the uConnect site. Never had a problem.


I did buy the MaxCare Lifetime service contract when I bought the vehicle so if she blows it's covered.
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