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Is there a way to default Eco mode to off? I have to push the Eco button to turn it off every time I turn the Jeep on. Eco makes it drive like crap and doesn't even shave much fuel economy. Please tell me there is a way to default it to off. Could not find anything in the manual or the settings screen...
 

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You probably can't do it unless someone comes up with a flash for the car. The car defaults that way because they probably EPA tested it with Eco mode on to get a better milage rating, and to advertise that milage they have to have the car start up in that mode.
 

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I was doing the Build and Price thing on jeep.com today and started with a 2014 Limited V6. When I added the Tow package a little popup window said something to the effect that adding the Tow package would result in removing the Eco Mode.
 

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I was doing the Build and Price thing on jeep.com today and started with a 2014 Limited V6. When I added the Tow package a little popup window said something to the effect that adding the Tow package would result in removing the Eco Mode.
Lol that's weird. The Overland V6 I drove today that clearly had a hitch in the back had Eco Mode.
 

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I was doing the Build and Price thing on jeep.com today and started with a 2014 Limited V6. When I added the Tow package a little popup window said something to the effect that adding the Tow package would result in removing the Eco Mode.

Lol yah that could be a mistake they made check again and tell us. :lol: The Eco Mode is standerd you can't take it out.
 

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Lol yah that could be a mistake they made check again and tell us. :lol: The Eco Mode is standerd you can't take it out.
Isn't removing Eco-Mode the equivalent of removing the rear tow hook? :rolleyes:



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I hope the Hemi lets you default ECO to off...
 

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Lol yah that could be a mistake they made check again and tell us. :lol: The Eco Mode is standerd you can't take it out.

Just checked again. Limited 4x2 . Under packages I selected the Trailer Tow Group IV. Window pops up and says:

You have selected Trailer Tow Group IV, which requires the removal of Eco Mode.


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There are errors on the Jeep.com building & Pricing. Go look at an Overland that comes standard with the ECO button. Why would a limited be the only model to have that deleted.
 

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I doubt they will allow it to default off on any model. If they did that they would have to test the vehicle for fuel economy in the "non eco" mode and have a different MPG for that model. I know it makes more sense for it to stay in the mode it was when the car was turned off, but they need it to default in ECO to make the MPG claims they are making.
 

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I certainly understand why some folks here want the system to default to non-eco mode when you shut it down that way. But good god, it only takes the push of one button to change it. Remember when we had to get out of the vehicle to lock in the front hubs? How freakin' lazy are we becoming?
 

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I certainly understand why some folks here want the system to default to non-eco mode when you shut it down that way. But good god, it only takes the push of one button to change it. Remember when we had to get out of the vehicle to lock in the front hubs? How freakin' lazy are we becoming?

Do we really have to press a button? Maybe we can just tell it to shut off. :lol:

Oh, wait, we have to press a button to talk to it. :(



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It is a convenience just like power windows, power locks, automatic climate control etc. My other vehicle (an Audi) has a similar system where you can adjust the car into Auto or Dynamic mode, with Dynamic providing max acceleration and auto being the more econimical. The car defaults into auto every time, there is a way to program the car to stay in whatever you left it in but you have to buy a device to program this...the dealer will not do it for you.
Hopefully someone figures out how to do this with the Jeep.
 

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There are errors on the Jeep.com building & Pricing. Go look at an Overland that comes standard with the ECO button. Why would a limited be the only model to have that deleted.

Yeh, I'm not arguing either way....just reporting what the Build and Price says. You know, kind of a "I report, you decide" thing.

Probably a mistake on the web site or I guess it could be possible that activating the tow package in the firmware could disable the eco mode even though the button is still there. Anyway, saw the topic and though I'd mention the little window that popped up. Maybe I'll find out in a couple of months if I decide to order.
 

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I certainly understand why some folks here want the system to default to non-eco mode when you shut it down that way. But good god, it only takes the push of one button to change it. Remember when we had to get out of the vehicle to lock in the front hubs? How freakin' lazy are we becoming?
Agree absolutely, life must be good when you complain that your car defaults to a money saving eco mode!!
 

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I certainly understand why some folks here want the system to default to non-eco mode when you shut it down that way. But good god, it only takes the push of one button to change it. Remember when we had to get out of the vehicle to lock in the front hubs? How freakin' lazy are we becoming?
True that, but you may have locked the hubs once a month. It sounds like (i don't own one yet) the shifting in ECO mode is impractical for city driving (i don't know). So turning off a switch each time you get in your Jeep is a pain.

Suppose if you left your radio station on 96.5FM classic rock, but every time you turned your Jeep on it went to 90.2 NPR...some might not like that, but it's only a "button" away.

I want to be able to push the button when I know I'll be driving on flat roads, not turn it off to drive up my steep drive way....because I live in my Jeep DOWN by the river:rolleyes:
 

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I'm thinkin', since you already have your hand on the shift lever, why not bump it into sport mode. Saves the hassle of pushing a button, and increases performance beyond eco or non-eco mode. When I test drove an Overland the sport mode was my preferred selection.
 

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For those old enough to remember HAL saying "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." (2001: A Space Odyssey) That's what happens when you take all the buttons away.
 

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For those old enough to remember HAL saying "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." (2001: A Space Odyssey) That's what happens when you take all the buttons away.
At startup on my old desktop Hal lets me know it's working. "I'm completely operational and all of my systems are functioning perfectly"

Unfortunately, sometimes he lies. :lol:


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At startup on my old desktop Hal lets me know it's working. "I'm completely operational and all of my systems are functioning perfectly"

Unfortunately, sometimes he lies. :lol:


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Now I'm in tears laughing!
 
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