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Old 08-12-2013, 11:26 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Do you still have VR issues if you speak like a robot?
Presumably, one robot device to a computer should be compatible. Maybe a version of DOS would work. Does anyone speak DOS?
Apple users please disregard.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:34 PM
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Do you still have VR issues if you speak like a robot?
If you do, it will show its Kernel.



I have no real idea what I just said.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:44 PM
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Would it be reasonable to assume that the same UC is used in all Chrylser (AUS) vehicles?

If so, then the guys that own the 300 series cars are having the same issue with VR Navigation as the JGC owners. Here is their thread discussing this issue. According to a post made about a week and a half ago, (post #138), Chrylser are close to a fix for this issue.

Here's the link to that thread. (It's a bit slow to load)

Oh, Webber - same voice error message when we try to navigate using VR as well.

Am having no issue with VR control of songs/artists/genre etc though. Still playing with it though - will post about it later in the day.
The UConnect in the 300 and alike are the first gen uConnect 8.4an. You need to look at the Ram truck and GC platforms for the NEw 2nd Gen UConnect.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:07 AM
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Can't say I'm having any issues yet, maybe I'm about to jinx myself. Heading up the coast tomorrow to stretch her legs. Today I went through the mountains and give it heaps in Sport mode. Wow. My wife hasn't spoken yet, so maybe I went toooooo far with the grin on my face. I've had small compact sports cars, but this girl just wants to dance.
While we all seem to be caught in a VR vortex and yes I can't get Navigation via VR, I just did a 250 km round trip to the Sunshine Coast and got 6.5 km/l sitting on 100 km. if I'm going to get 1200 km to a tank on the highway, this is great value from a 3L V6 CRD. The next test will be with the camper trailer in September.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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While we all seem to be caught in a VR vortex and yes I can't get Navigation via VR, I just did a 250 km round trip to the Sunshine Coast and got 6.5 km/l sitting on 100 km. if I'm going to get 1200 km to a tank on the highway, this is great value from a 3L V6 CRD. The next test will be with the camper trailer in September.
That's pretty impressive, how many K's on the clock in total?
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The UConnect in the 300 and alike are the first gen uConnect 8.4an. You need to look at the Ram truck and GC platforms for the NEw 2nd Gen UConnect.
Bugger - thanks for that info Scott.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:08 AM
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Snuke, obviously love is in the eye of the beholder. Those picks of my car you have re-posted look amazing. Such class. I prefer it to the beige with black so their you go.
I just looked at them again, and I agree with you 100%, the all light interior looks nicer.
If the Limited had it, we probably wouldn't get it though as the amount of crap that gets dragged into the car with our dirt and gravel driveway and muddy horse areas we would have to run splash mats or black mats at the least.
then the area around the centre drive line would turn to dirt too.

I dream of the day we stop dragging dirt and crap about everywhere.
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That's pretty impressive, how many K's on the clock in total?
Hi Kevin, I've got 2200 km ATM, but will be traveling to Perth over Christmas with the Camper. That will be the big test. Doing a short trip to Canarvan Gorge in October, so that will be a guide on how I'll go later on. It won't be long before I hit 10000 km. Just as well it is a good ride.
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Hi Kevin, I've got 2200 km ATM, but will be traveling to Perth over Christmas with the Camper. That will be the big test. Doing a short trip to Canarvan Gorge in October, so that will be a guide on how I'll go later on. It won't be long before I hit 10000 km. Just as well it is a good ride.
Based on that you should improve on the consumption once the CRD is run in.
I was hoping o do a run from Perth up to the Gibb River, down through the Tanami track to Alice then back to Perth via the Great Central in early Sept, but alas the beast doesn't arrive into Fremantle until the 5th Sept, 10 days clearance, means the trip is off. Vehicle was to be delivered late July
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:16 AM
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I picked up my GC Overland yesterday and drove it home. Today was a drive down to Stanwell Park and the coast bridge/drive and return. All up I have 165km on the GC now. Still getting used to all the technology and I must say, there is a lot to learn coming from a 96 Cherokee. I have to say, WOW WOW WOW!!!

I had my mum and dad along for the ride and to give you some perspective he has a 2011 Toyota Landcruiser Sahara V8. He was highly impressed with the interior and the ride. He couldn't believe it was diesel because it was so quiet. At one stage, on one of those long uphill sections where you normally see cars with a 4 or 6 start to struggle, the diesel just dropped back a gear, it ever slightly increased the revs and held speed with ease. My dad commented that normally on that section of the road his V8 just blew past traffic and he commented that the GC did so too. I told him it changed gear and increased the revs to which he replied, "if you didn't tell me that, I would have had no idea that it did that." That prompted him to comment on how smooth the tranny was.

As one stage on a steep downhill it used aggressive engine braking to slow the GC down. I had noticed it do this at one stage yesterday and another today during traffic. It really felt like it wasn't sure which gear to go into. When I mentioned this to my dad he said his did exactly the same every now and then. He said not to be be worried by that.

Talking of traffic, it really feels like you are trying to restrain a racehorse in the city. Many a time I found myself over the speed limit before the speedo girl told me I was speeding. Very handy tech to have the voice tell you the speed zone! She will annoy me later but it is great while I'm getting used to the truck. Having said this, she was wrong 50% of the time with the speed zones , but always conservatively wrong.

The A/C was doing its thing of pumping out hot air. After playing around with it and basically pressing all the different buttons I was able to keep it comfortable, which until they find a solution is more than driveable for me to not worry about.

I do have a question for those that have their GC's. The rubber seals around the windows on the outside are all over the shop. So much so that about 50% are tucked in and 50% are flush with the black metal. Are they meant to be tucked or flush?

Apart from that, the finish on my GC is first class!

One last point, the front sensors seem to be too sensitive. They pick up other cars while at every set of traffic lights. I have plenty of clearance, minimum of 5m, so this is quite annoying.

Now to the dealer:

The dealer was Alex at Waitara. He was no fuss and very easy. I organised the paperwork without setting a foot into the dealership and he was able to deliver on most things. Any questions that I have had he has gotten back to me in a reasonable time.

The no fuss and very easy came with downsides though but these are minor points. Paperwork organisation wasn't his strong point. Although I had filled out the contract and returned it, he thought he didn't have the paperwork. Now I don't know if it was that he lost the paperwork or he was so busy that he couldn't remember that I had done it so long ago. As I said, minor point.

The only other criticism I have is the number plate holders. The are very cheap and not deserving of a $75k vehicle. No plastic/glass covering and are quite flimsy. They also have Jeep Waitara all over them even though I specifically asked to not have any branding on my Jeep. Stickers such as 'Drive Car of the Year' and Jeep Waitara were all over the back.

To summarise, what an awesome car that will take me months to get around to learning all the fantastic features. Haven't graduated to VR yet, it's still early days
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:31 AM
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SJandL, auscop and others who are reporting Uconnects working properly.
How are yours going with respect to the Radio and Nav at the moment.

Music: The commands "Play song Blaa Blaa" just will not work.
or the command, "Play artist ABBA" keeps coming back with "sorry, I didn't get that" and it then offers help advice but following that advice fails to remedy the situation.
Webber, Don't know what your problem is.. Today I tested out the VR. When I said "Play artist ABBA" It went straight to it. I will admit though I then said "Play artist Fun" I then got the typical "I didn't get that" speech about 3 times till finally once more I said "Play artist Fun" and whala it went straight to Brooks & Dunn. After that I told it to play Brandi Carlile and it then set the temperature to 15 deg.

There is good news though I have found a fix to the VR problem, well at least for music. I have removed all the music off the SD card and only put Amy Winehouse on there.

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Webber, Don't know what your problem is.. Today I tested out the VR. When I said "Play artist ABBA" It went straight to it. I will admit though I then said "Play artist Fun" I then got the typical "I didn't get that" speech about 3 times till finally once more I said "Play artist Fun" and whala it went straight to Brooks & Dunn. After that I told it to play Brandi Carlile and it then set the temperature to 15 deg.

There is good news though I have found a fix to the VR problem, well at least for music. I have removed all the music off the SD card and only put Amy Winehouse on there.

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I hope your day wasn't all work auscop... and you actually got the GC out of park.
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