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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 29,862
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Try saving the seat setting after you make your equalizer settings.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,471
Posted By Brainstormer
On July 1, 2014, I wrote to Mr. Alan Amici, Head...

On July 1, 2014, I wrote to Mr. Alan Amici, Head of Global Uconnect at Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group, LLC concerning poor voice recognition (VR) and map updates for Uconnect. He replied within two...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,429
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

Check out this forum about Chevy diesels from 2012 with same issue of bad/poor DEF quality. They seem to think the issue is the NOx sensor(s).
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-02-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

It took about 3 weeks before my error message returned. After 12 weeks, it is fairly regular now.

Good luck, I hope yours holds.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

Radio replacement is not a guarantee. I have all updates and a new radio but still get the message. My next step is to push at checking the antenna connection or replacing the antenna.

This issue...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Brainstormer
Nevermind, found it.

Nevermind, found it.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-29-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Brainstormer
Can you provide a link?

Can you provide a link?
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Vehicle Phone needs service?

The phone card is in the radio head unit. My 14 has had this issue since delivery in Nov 13. I had the radio replaced in April, but 3 weeks later, the error persisted. It may be related to a faulty...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,906
Posted By Brainstormer
2014 ecodiesel in shop

I think this is good advice. Last week, I found a bit-out-of-the-way Shell station with 20 cents cheaper fuel. I work from home office, so I don't have to drive every day, and, in the next week, I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 22,467
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

I agree with fun2drive, relax and enjoy the ride, most of us are in no hurry. We will get there we we get there.


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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,323
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: 2014 NAV Version North America

I travel the Houston TX metro area daily, and there are MAJOR highways completed but still not recognized by GC nav system. I have clients that have been in new buildings for more than three years...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,507
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: First oil change some info and comments

The dealer did my first will change, but incorrect. They did not allow it to drain long enough and only put in 6 quarts, The"changed" oil was dark and overfilled. I had them redo it the next day, new...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,906
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

I thought we would have at least heard that the OP had the sample in hand. Something just isn't kosher about this situation.

I buy only from branded dealers, usually the same one in my home town,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,380
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I made my first significant mileage trip recently and want to share some observations and comments. The quick two-day trip was for a funeral. We travelled round-trip Houston, TX to Meridian, MS,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 22,467
Posted By Brainstormer
Deposit sent. Brainstormer

Deposit sent.
Brainstormer
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,507
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Same thing with my first oil change. Check your receipt; the dealer charged me for only 6 qts of oil and it was overfilled, clearly indicating most of my old oil was still in the engine.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,651
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

Count me in as well.


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-24-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

The dreaded message came back today.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,654
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

I first tried to buy at a truck stop, but the attendant was so rude as I tried to prepay for the purchase, I decided to leave. The truckers get VERY irritated when they catch a four-wheeler in one of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,066
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Does the DPF regen system make Diesel unusable as a full time work vehicle?

Since delivery in Nov 13 and 8,900 miles, I have yet to recognize a regen event. I drive Houston TX metro area traffic which is a mixed bag -- some days it's a raceway, sometimes it's part parking...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,654
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

I never received any messages about low DEF. When the EVIC indicates 10% remaining, which was at 8,400 miles, I added two 2.5 gal containers. It then read 75% remaining.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-19-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,507
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I checked my oil today after the dealer service 3 days and 100 miles ago. The oil is dark and overfilled, they obviously did not wait the required 30 minutes for full drain. Back to the dealer on...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

If none of the software upgrades helped, you need a new radio head unit.





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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
Finally, I have been rid of the phone requires...

Finally, I have been rid of the phone requires service message. I received a new head unit. None of the radio upgrades made a difference. The new head unit was upgraded to 14.05.03. All is well.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,380
Posted By Brainstormer
I remember that someone tried to pull this prank...

I remember that someone tried to pull this prank on us back in October when all of the EcoDiesels were being held at JNAP.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,476
Posted By Brainstormer
With 8530 miles and 11% oil life, I had my first...

With 8530 miles and 11% oil life, I had my first service and first warranty repairs since purchase. Oil and filter change cost at dealer was $146.77.

I had the transmission bump looked at as...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 22,507
Posted By Brainstormer
Shell Oil owns Pennzoil and Chrysler has a...

Shell Oil owns Pennzoil and Chrysler has a worldwide purchase agreement with Shell. Apparently they buy it at a very good price. Chrysler wants the oil change business because it can bring loyalty...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
Upgraded to 14.05.03- within a minute, I got the...

Upgraded to 14.05.03- within a minute, I got the vehicle phone requires service. I'll give it another week, but I believe a new radio head is in my near future. Nothing has stopped this persistent...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,769
Posted By Brainstormer
Jeep had a price change back in Sept/Oct that...

Jeep had a price change back in Sept/Oct that affected prices for CRD, Limited trim, and ORAII. Base model trim went up, CRD went up, and ORAII went down as suggested. I have a decked- out Limited...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-31-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
New head, that's me for sure

New head, that's me for sure
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 23,411
Posted By Brainstormer
Complimentary airport transfer service for Texas...

Complimentary airport transfer service for Texas Group buyers available to premium members, but subject to my availability and schedule. After all, I do have a real job. Glad to help when I can.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,380
Posted By Brainstormer
Shell owns Pennzoil, so the warranty company...

Shell owns Pennzoil, so the warranty company should accept either.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: Uconnect wish list

Current maps !!!!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,734
Posted By Brainstormer
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By Brainstormer
You read the horror stories about a few JGCs on...

You read the horror stories about a few JGCs on this forum, but do a thorough review of the Audi Q7 as well. No manufacturer is immune to a few bad apples, or lemons as it were. I have heard and read...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Brainstormer
I finally got around to updating to 13.48, and I...

I finally got around to updating to 13.48, and I continue to get the phone service error screen. Mine has been giving me this at every startup sine it was delivered on 11-8-13. The upgrade did seem...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-22-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 58,487
Posted By Brainstormer
There have been MANY Jeep Garage members buying...

There have been MANY Jeep Garage members buying in Texas. You will not be disappointed.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 58,487
Posted By Brainstormer
Did you happen to take a picture. We would all...

Did you happen to take a picture. We would all benefit...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-19-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 58,487
Posted By Brainstormer
I could agree more. I first ordered the V-6 in...

I could agree more. I first ordered the V-6 in the same configuration, except different color. Just as it arrived, I reordered the same configuration but the EcoDiesel. I liked the idea of the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,380
Posted By Brainstormer
No need to apologize for whining, that's what...

No need to apologize for whining, that's what makes Jeep Garage work so well. We all learn from the experience of others - good and bad. Glad to hear that you have moved to the happy side however.
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