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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

I'm still very new to jeep garage so please be patient if I'm not posting my question correctly or on the wrong place. I purchased my Jeep Summit in October and the build date was Oct 5th which was after they corrected all the software issues. My question is registering the Uconnect does it possibly add issues to the system? I really want to use the text feature and can't until I register but am afraid that may be where a lot of the issues are coming from. Please share your knowledge on this subject.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:36 AM
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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

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I'm still very new to jeep garage so please be patient if I'm not posting my question correctly or on the wrong place. I purchased my Jeep Summit in October and the build date was Oct 5th which was after they corrected all the software issues. My question is registering the Uconnect does it possibly add issues to the system? I really want to use the text feature and can't until I register but am afraid that may be where a lot of the issues are coming from. Please share your knowledge on this subject.
I've had my Jeep since May and have absolutely no issues with registering my UConnect. The text feature works great on supported phones. I don't think registering the phone with UConnect causes any issues.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:02 PM
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Not the best solution, but you can turn the volume to zero before you shut it down.
thats what i do... turn it to zero

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I'm still very new to jeep garage so please be patient if I'm not posting my question correctly or on the wrong place. I purchased my Jeep Summit in October and the build date was Oct 5th which was after they corrected all the software issues. My question is registering the Uconnect does it possibly add issues to the system? I really want to use the text feature and can't until I register but am afraid that may be where a lot of the issues are coming from. Please share your knowledge on this subject.
registered as soon as i got mine in june? july? lol.. no issues. All you are doing is allowing the other functions to work. its not changing any software versions.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:53 PM
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Just took my first short road trip in my new Summit Ecodiesel. As we drove along using the NAV system it would sometimes provide traffic info. Is that coming via XM or the Uconnect subscription. I've got both subscriptions for a year free, and am trying to figure out which ones actually provide me value. Also used Yelp to find a restaurant. I assume that is coming via the Uconnect subscription. Yes/No? I really like the fuel finder app, which I believe is XM based data as well as the weather maps. Correct? Thx.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:57 PM
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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Traffic and everything in Travel Link is SiriusXM. Yelp is UConnect and is really the only app available right now. The other apps with UConnect have been coming soon since February of 2013. UConnect also provides remote unlock, assist, 911, etc.

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Old 12-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Ugh, I updated my Dad's UConnect on his '14 this past weekend to 13.38.52 during my Thanksgiving visit to his place and it all went smooth. Then my mom decided to take it in to the dealership for the WK2 recalls. They said they had to do 4 of them, and one was the radio. The f*ckers "upgraded" his WK2 to 13.31.6. Do*chebags probably didn't even look to see if it already had a newer version.
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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

I know how you feel. I got my jeep back after the 5th time to the dealer 3rd radio and numerous updates. The service advisor and my Chrysler "rep" told there is no fix for the problem which is HVAC related at this time. So I need to be patient and live with it until they come with new software update to fix the issue. That was my breaking point. I contacted my attorney. The truck just broke 900 miles today. Its 3 months old and its been to the dealer 5 times. Sorry you have to live with it for now. Ah no.....
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:30 PM
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Update: Just picked up the Grand after a week and a day or two in service. My radio had already been replaced two times and with each swap the phone requires service message got progressively worse to the point the message showed up at every start without fail.

The last time in the radio indicated an open antenna circuit but corporate didn't provide a fix. After some 'rhetoric' with customer service (mostly pleasant but they did close my case on this issue without any follow up to see if it had been resolved) the dealer contacted me and said they were sending another tech in from motor city and asked how often I got the message and about the red light in the mirror if it stayed on or went out (stayed on all the time)

Same error code so he authorized a replacement of the hybrid antenna. The antenna was on back order but tagged in the system for special handling (this is why they had it for over a week).

I (knock on wood) started the Jeep for the first time in 5 months and didn't get the obnoxious phone needs service message. Over the next few days I will post another report.

Wish me luck and maybe this is the ultimate fix for this issue. MAYBE!!
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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Day 2 update: No phone requires service messages during morning or evening commute

Each day is a new record!!
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Day 2 update: No phone requires service messages during morning or evening commute

Each day is a new record!!
That's awesome! Always nice to have a root cause! Hopefully the antenna is indeed the problem!
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That's good news. I pretty regularly get the phone service message too, and best I can tell it seems to correlate with poor coverage, so I'm wondering if getting the antenna replaced per the recent TSB would fix that issue for me too.
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