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Rotate mirrors downward

New to the forum and have a 2015 Grand Cherokee.

Can someone tell why some one would want to rotate the outside mirrors downward when in reverse? Does this help when backing up with a trailer? or parking? I haven't seen much use for this yet, but it must be there for a reason.

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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

It helps with backing up and avoiding toys, bikes, kids, etc. You can see more of the lower rear of the vehicle and the ground.
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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

Comes in very handy when backing up to like a curb or something like parallel parking for example. A lot of manufacturers have this feature. What I don't like is how it's not a quick and simple activation. For example Honda/Acura vehicles heavy ingenious way by simply selecting the left or right mirror button on the door. It's simple and very quick, or if you don't want either to tilt down then leave the switch centered. The problem with the Jeeps method is its either both tilt down or none at all. In most cases you would only want one mirror to tilt. Not only that, but most of the time you don't want either to tilt, and they make the process sort of a pain because you have to go through like three menus to select or de-select it through Uconnect settings. I have been in a couple parking situations where I wanted my passenger side mirror to tilt, but it's just not something you can quickly do while in the process of driving. Poor design IMO, Jeep should look into how Honda executes his feature!!!
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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

Thanks for the answers. I don't need to parallel park where I live and find the back up camera is more useful. But I agree that the rotating mirrors doesn't seem to be smartly implemented on the Jeep.
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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

This is a feature that some folks love and others (like me) hate. I'm the same way with the entry/exit seat moving thing...
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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

I agree. I have mirror tilt and easy exit turned off. How stupid is it to have the seat go to the rear most setting. Ever have it do that while someone is sitting behind you? It's ridiculous. I also do not see how having the seat further back helps with getting out!?! Maybe if someone is extremely over weight I guess maybe it gives you more room I dunno.
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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

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I agree. I have mirror tilt and easy exit turned off. How stupid is it to have the seat go to the rear most setting. Ever have it do that while someone is sitting behind you? It's ridiculous. I also do not see how having the seat further back helps with getting out!?! Maybe if someone is extremely over weight I guess maybe it gives you more room I dunno.
Having the seat go back also helps getting in or out if you have long legs. I hate banging my knees... and surprisingly, I usually end up whacking the headlight knob of all things.
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Re: Rotate mirrors downward

I like the downward tilt mirrors, however mine tilt too far down and are not usable. I have tried to adjust them up and save the memory profile, but each time I put the Jeep into reverse they tilt down to the lowest setting and are pointed too far down. Am I missing something? If they can't be adjusted, then I'm going to turn that feature off.
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