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I can confirm that the dealers demo car at Bayside Jeep is also having the same climate control problems. My limited was in there for its 1000km service with heating / cooling issues and also other Uconnect issues.

Unfortunately they don't have a fix yet, however at least they have admitted there is a major issue with a number of cars.

Anyone have a fix for a phone book that will only show A - P? (231 entries)

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:37 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Also 13.15.4 on ours Gforce.

I've been scouring Willx's reports/updates for the Uconnect in the US and I cannot see any mention of any fix referring to the AC. Hopefully Chrysler Aust have passed this issue though on to Chrysler US.

Aside from that issue (which only my husband has), everything is running just dandy. And I agree, far to easy to find oneself above the speed limit.
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I just checked the Uconnect info page and my jeep Software is Ver 13.15.4

As a way of comparison maybe other owners could check theirs?

On another note, yesterday I took my GC into Motor One and had the under body sprayed with a bituminous type of sealer, this product I have used before on my 11yr old Nissan Patrol, it helps with sound proofing and in particular helps protect the under body against rust, stone chips and salt pick up from when I go beach driving. It's a good product and Motor One have done a very neat job of applying it and being careful in avoiding the sensitive areas like electrics etc.
Downside is that it's a bit on the nose, so you need to keep your GC out of the garage for a day or two, this allows it time to cure properly.
While there I also had the two front windows tinted with a light tint film, looks good, not too dark and now gives me maximum UV protection from the sun when it shines through the drivers window on to my arm which unfortunately has suffered from a lot of sun damage over the years.

As to the driving of my GC I think it is the best car I have owned as far as drivability. I love the way the transmission will give you engine braking when slowing down at the lights, this is unusual for an auto trans car.
I am still getting used to the quick and instant response of that first gear when taking off at the lights, I am sure other motorists think I am a Hoon. The owners manual states that the transmission has built in 'smarts' that adapt to your driving style and gear changes will smooth out over time. I have only really noticed the change from 1st to 2nd, the rest are very smooth.
I could be wrong but I believe this transmission has the 'grip' of a manual. Just love it...

The Navigation is a treat and so far very accurate, only glitch is that some of the speed zones in my area are incorrect, but I think that is normal with most GPS systems. I have set and turned on the speed warning and just love that sexy female voice that tells you you have exceeded the speed limit, might seem annoying to most but I like it as I have found it very easy to speed in this new car.

GC Limited - White - Light Frost Beige. 463 km on the clock.

PS: Will post some pics this weekend for those who my be interested.
Same version of u connect here... and would love to see photos.... as currently in sa there is very few on the roads...

I've still found no reason to take the car out of eco mode... but that will be fixed once the towbar is fitted and the boat attached (jeep summer is on the way... so the countdown has begun)

It just puzzles me why some people who ordered towbars have them and others don't.

Does anyone know if the aussie gc's are affected by the recall.. as supposedly the 1st batch of aussie cars where meant to have been built in march.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:00 PM
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No mystery why some have tow bars and others don't. Mudflaps, reverse cameras too. Jeep Aus are hopeless at keeping parts supply at an appropriate level.

I learnt the hard way when I had a breakdown 12 months ago....

What I find a mystery is why people are accepting delivery without these items, on a promise that they will be fitted at some time in the future. I know you want your new shinny car but learn from my mistakes - don't accept delivery unless Everything is perfect. I presume you paid 100% of the money so they should give you 100% of what you ordered.
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I'll tell you what SNUKE, if i get a cold bum it will be a safety issue.
It will be similar for me, the misses LOVES her heated seats, if she ended up with a cold bum, she would bitch my ear off.
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Does anyone know if the aussie gc's are affected by the recall.. as supposedly the 1st batch of aussie cars where meant to have been built in march.
No, it was US and Canada only.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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Are any Laredo owners experiencing the same problems with the Uconnect and climate control?
Yes - climate control. Version 13.15.4 Laredo 4-13 build.
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Good idea but unfortunately won't resolve the problem, you may have read that a week ago I picked up my new GC Limited and everything was working perfectly, including the air con, so I assumed that (incorrectly) I had dogged a bullet.
My problems have now only started to appear at around the 280 km mark. All I am doing now is making a note of the date, mileage and problem in my log and see what happens when I present this to my dealer when I go back for the 1000 km check up.
I guess we have to be confident that Chrysler will fix the problem ASAP as the publicity would be very damaging if word got out that a new model had reliability issues.
Dear All,

We're not in 1900 but rather in 2013. AC is a necessity not a luxury. A car valued at $12k has a functional AC let alone one valued at $60k+. Consumers voice need to be heeded. Is it worthwhile for owners who have experienced Uconnect "epileptic fit" to post it directly on Chrysler Facebook so as to get direct attention and speedy resolution for all?
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Still waiting for my vehicle, but asked the dealer about the issues others are having with their U connect systems, he says they are unaware of the issues & they have not received any TSB's for any thing on the MY14.
Again someone is not informing others (dealers) of the issues, either ignoring the situation or just don't give a damn, I suspect Jeep Aus are not being up front with anyone, dealers or owners.
Aus is such a small market that perhaps Jeep Aus has no pull with headoffice Chrysler, who knows I certainly don't.
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If you arent paying as much, you cant expect to have the same quality, and some of this quality goies into R&D as well as QC.
Sorry, I beg to differ....everyone has paid to get what they were promised - it has nothing to do with how much, but what you have paid for. I don't think for 1 minute people parted with their hard earned cash to get anything but what they were promised.
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You do what????
You know, left foot brake, right foot accelerator. If you are sitting with the brake on, and your right foot on the accelerator ( just touching it seems to do) off goes the protection mode. Pretty common way to do a hill start as well - hold the car with a few revs and brake on, release and no rollback.

Would be a pretty common scenario for someone who left foot brakes.

Incidentally, happened first time off road, going very slowly on a technical bit of track that was muddy.
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I see some people on this forum talk about getting a 1000km service/check, but my dealer here in Adelaide said the is no need, see you in 10,000km. Anybody what the correct procedure is.
I'm not expecting to see my car until Oct/Nov.
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