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Old 11-20-2013, 05:07 PM
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Stupid question, does anyone know of a key fob cover that they like? I started my Jeep by accident at work today. Must have bumped the button twice by accident while it was in my pocket. This is my first new vehicle in years and never had one that would start remotely before. This could be very bad if it started by accident in my garage.

Given that we don't need to use the key fob that often anyway, I wonder if there is a cover that prevents accidentally pushing the buttons while in a pocket.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:49 PM
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Stupid question, does anyone know of a key fob cover that they like? I started my Jeep by accident at work today. Must have bumped the button twice by accident while it was in my pocket. This is my first new vehicle in years and never had one that would start remotely before. This could be very bad if it started by accident in my garage. Given that we don't need to use the key fob that often anyway, I wonder if there is a cover that prevents accidentally pushing the buttons while in a pocket.
I set off the alarm twice today. Once apparently after I had walked into the bank. Someone came in and said a maroon SUV had the alarm going off. Then I couldn't turn it off. Pressed and pressed buttons on the key fob and after a couple minutes it finally quit. Not sure exactly how it turned on as the fob was in my inside coat pocket. I wonder if someone touched the door handle or something? The weird thing was I was able to open the car, start it, shut it off, get out, lock the car, and the alarm just kept going. Then later today I had the fob in my front pants pocket, leaned against the rear bumper when the tailgate was open and set it off again. Pressed the panic button and it turned off. Guess I better read that section of the manual again...
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The only onboard apps that you can currently get/buy at the uConnect store are: uConnect Access, WiFi hotspot, and the Bing app that automatically comes with the uConnect access. The Via Mobile is advertised all over the manuals but is not available in the app store yet nor are any additional apps..

If you do sign up for the $20 per month WiFi hotspot to save yourself the data usage on your cell plan, I wonder if you also have to be signed up for the $20 per month uConnect Access fee that starts after the first year.
No idea on the last, haven't looked into the hot spot because it isn't all that interesting to me, I use an international unlocked phone and I can turn on a hot spot any time I want with the phone by itself.

As to the first it sounds I didn't have anything to download anyways so I was SOL on testing but didn't know it. You did inspire me to briefly look for some kind of road map as to when we could download these apps but no joy.

Course I still have to get my car and I cant do that till all the folks here who ordered stop STEALING THEM ALL so I can get one on the ground! lol
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:19 PM
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Guess I better read that section of the manual again...
In my searches, I found a page in the internet from attorneys who take cases where people have been killed or harmed by cars starting when they were not supposed to. That is the fear with someone who keeps their car in the garage.

I did find this section on Jeep Garage but don't really want to make my own key fob. If anyone finds an answer, please let me know. Keep It In My Pants

Edit: Just got this one from Amazon for $9.99 including shipping. http://www.amazon.com/iJDMTOY-Patter...ther+Key+Fob+H If anyone is interested, I can let you know if a week or two if it is any good. Apparently, BMW, Mercedes, and Toyota have OEM versions of these, just not every manufacturer.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:25 PM
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In my searches, I found a page in the internet from attorneys who take cases where people have been killed or harmed by cars starting when they were not supposed to. That is the fear with someone who keeps their car in the garage. I did find this section on Jeep Garage but don't really want to make my own key fob. If anyone finds an answer, please let me know. Keep It In My Pants
I sent an email to this company to see if this will help the accidental button pressing problem. Will let you know what I find out:
http://www.thejacketstore.com/
At least it takes two separate button pushes on the fob to start the car or open the tailgate, which should reduce that possibility. But only one press to turn on the panic alarm.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:46 PM
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Stupid question, does anyone know of a key fob cover that they like? I started my Jeep by accident at work today. Must have bumped the button twice by accident while it was in my pocket. This is my first new vehicle in years and never had one that would start remotely before. This could be very bad if it started by accident in my garage. Given that we don't need to use the key fob that often anyway, I wonder if there is a cover that prevents accidentally pushing the buttons while in a pocket.
I was laughing when I thought about your truck just idling away in the parking lot all day... until I walked outside and found my tailgate wide open . So about that key fob cover...
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Did anyone go through a DPF regen already? This evening, driving back home on the freeway, the SFU had a slight change of behavior. Although in ECO mode, the jeep kept itself mostly in 7th or even 6th gear (usually cruising on 8th), with a higher than typical RPM. I had a slight smell of very hot metallic coating even while seating inside the cabin. The smell was stronger when I parked in my garage. This is not the "cat piss" smell. When I finally shut down the engine you could hear click-click-click noises of a contracting very hot metal coming from the undercarriage. I just passed 400mi on the odometer, so I'm assuming this is an active regen.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

So I was heading to the gym tonight when the car in front of me slammed on his brakes because some idiot ran out in traffic. Of course the alert and brakes kicked in from the FCW which was cool but he was quite a ways in front of me and I never felt like I was in danger of hitting him. Right now it's set as default, which I believe was the Far setting but I'm wondering if I should move this up a notch. For those that have had it go off, did you think it was a little premature or just right? I guess I was more worried about the guy behind me than the one in front in this instance but also wouldn't want to leave so little room that it could cause a pileup if I was to get rear-ended.

Interested to hear others experiences and whether it was set to Far or Near and if you felt that was plenty of time to react?
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:30 AM
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So I was heading to the gym tonight when the car in front of me slammed on his brakes because some idiot ran out in traffic. Of course the alert and brakes kicked in from the FCW which was cool but he was quite a ways in front of me and I never felt like I was in danger of hitting him. Right now it's set as default, which I believe was the Far setting but I'm wondering if I should move this up a notch. For those that have had it go off, did you think it was a little premature or just right? I guess I was more worried about the guy behind me than the one in front in this instance but also wouldn't want to leave so little room that it could cause a pileup if I was to get rear-ended. Interested to hear others experiences and whether it was set to Far or Near and if you felt that was plenty of time to react?
Haven't had the experience myself, yet, but I recall reading in an earlier post where someone had it set to near (I think there are only two settings, near or far) and the near setting didn't leave much room or reaction time, so they set it back to far.
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So I was heading to the gym tonight when the car in front of me slammed on his brakes because some idiot ran out in traffic. Of course the alert and brakes kicked in from the FCW which was cool but he was quite a ways in front of me and I never felt like I was in danger of hitting him. Right now it's set as default, which I believe was the Far setting but I'm wondering if I should move this up a notch. For those that have had it go off, did you think it was a little premature or just right? I guess I was more worried about the guy behind me than the one in front in this instance but also wouldn't want to leave so little room that it could cause a pileup if I was to get rear-ended.

Interested to hear others experiences and whether it was set to Far or Near and if you felt that was plenty of time to react?
LOL - I just posted about an experience today that my husband had with it SP in the Australian thread. Our setting is set to Near. I've C&P'ed my post.

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I did see one today (I couldn't tell the colour though at the time). I was standing outside the house and happened to be gazing across to the top of hill and I spotted the DRL's as it was coming down. Completely recognisable from that distance - I thought 'Wow' - that's an MY14 JGC...

... and then I realised it was mine. Husband was coming home earlier than I expected.

He had a 'first' with it today though with regards to the Foreward Collision Warning system. It has not been the first time that it has be used in the last few months but it was the first time that the vehicle actually took over from him.

Guy in front braked unexpectedly, normal warning happened - BRAKE thing coming across the EVIC, husband braked however (and this is a first), it took over the braking from him and he felt like the brake pedal depress by itself (as in - he was pressing it, fairly hard he thought, but it was pulling further down away from his foot) if that makes sense.

The manual does state that it will apply further braking if it feels you aren't, however in this case, he was aware of the guy behind him having trouble and he didn't want to be rear-ended and felt there was some lee-way still with regards to the guy in front.

Obviously the Jeep didn't feel that way and actually came to a stop about 2 car lengths from the front guy. Thankfully, guy behind did manage to pull up but very very close to the rear of the Jeep.

So be aware, it will take over if it feels that you aren't doing enough.
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There are two ways to connect the phone, both are on the Media screen in Uconnect. My preferred way is to select Bluetooth on the media screen assuming your phone is also paired as a audio/media device as well as a phone. You can use this method to play mp3s stored on your phone as well as audio output from any app running on your phone. It is a little weird as I find I have to touch the "play" button on the screen, but I guess that makes sense. The low tech method is to get a 1/8" male-to-male stereo patch cable and physically connect the phone to the car's mini-stereo jack input by the SD card slot and then select Aux on the Media screen. You then have to control everything directly on the phone as the phone thinks you are listening through headphones. Hope this helps.
I figured out my Bluetooth issue. The location I was trying to connect is close to a McDonalds and they have free WiFi. My phone was trying to connect in and was bouncing back and forth from my cell data signal. Once I drove far enough away my data kicked on and Pandora started playing. I can use the on screen skip soft key to advance to the next song. Didn't see a way to change channels and the radio only shows a generic Android picture with the name of my alarm sounds, no album art.

Has anyone set the navigation to show up in the EVIC yet? Its very nice as the voice prompts still come across the radio and the turn notices show up in the EVIC allowing you to see the while radio and not just the map. Great for long trips where you don't need to see the while map all the time. Though you can show the mini map as well as needed.
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