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post #16 of 22 Old 02-08-2016, 12:40 PM
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I just picked up a 2015 GC today. Is Siri Eyes Free working with 2015 models?

Does it work over Bluetooth or need USB? I had my phone connected over Bluetooth and tried pressing and holding the VR button and it didn't trigger anything.

Wondering if I need usb connection or if it's sosmrhign only on 2016+.
Hey bobbyt1,

TSB 08-031-15 REV. B may relate to your vehicle’s concern:

SUBJECT:
RA3 RA4 Radio Enhancements
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves inspecting and, if required, updating the radio software.
MODELS:
2015 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015 (KL) Jeep Cherokee
2015 (LA) Dodge Challenger
2015 (ZD) Dodge Viper
2015 (WD) Dodge Durango
2015 (DS) Ram 1500 Pickup
2015 (DJ) Ram 2500 Pickup
2015 (D2) Ram 3500 Pickup
2015 (DD) Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
2015 (DP) Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis
2015 (DX) Ram Truck (Mexico)
2015 (LX) Chrysler 300
2015 (LD) Dodge Charger
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with one of the following radios:
•Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM/BT/ACCESS (sales code RA3)
•Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM/BT/ACCESS/NAV (sales code RA4)
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
A small number of customers may experience one or more of the following:
•Intermittently blind spot chime will not turn off (KL vehicles only).
•Enable High Definition (HD) feature, (RA4 radios located in Canada and Mexico).
•Low battery condition due to the radio remaining powered up after the ignition has
been turned off (U.S Markets Only).
•The Radio may switch from SiriusXM to an AM station by itself.
•Uconnect registration always present, can not remove Uconnect account.
•Teleprompter does not appear when pressing the Voice Recognition (VR) button.
•VR operation cancels while in media mode.
•Radio may display previous cameras image before displaying the current image.
•Navigation lost vehicle position, during route calculation.
•Navigation displays are missing after vehicle heading changes.
•Navigation giving incorrect guidance to exit the highway.
•FM audio may switch to AM after ignition cycle.
•Text messages appear as sender’s phone number not their name.
•VR phone button may not work at times.
•Audio muted after AUX device is disconnected.
•VR, “ Listen” to text, will only play 1st message.
•Drive Mode: Eco, sport or normal setting may not be saved after key cycle (LA, LD,
LX and ZD Only).
•Drive Mode: Shift light On/Off, out of sync (LA, LD, LX and ZD Only).
•SirusXM station information does not update.
•Speed adjusted volume, may not work.
•AM or FM seek or tuner soft keys may be missing.
•Display screen show ambient temperature as ”- - “ not normal values.

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post #17 of 22 Old 02-09-2016, 09:13 AM
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TSB 08-031-15 REV. B may relate to your vehicle?s concern:

SUBJECT:
RA3 RA4 Radio Enhancements
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves inspecting and, if required, updating the radio software.
MODELS:
2015 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015 (KL) Jeep Cherokee
2015 (LA) Dodge Challenger
2015 (ZD) Dodge Viper
2015 (WD) Dodge Durango
2015 (DS) Ram 1500 Pickup
2015 (DJ) Ram 2500 Pickup
2015 (D2) Ram 3500 Pickup
2015 (DD) Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
2015 (DP) Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis
2015 (DX) Ram Truck (Mexico)
2015 (LX) Chrysler 300
2015 (LD) Dodge Charger
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with one of the following radios:
?Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM/BT/ACCESS (sales code RA3)
?Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM/BT/ACCESS/NAV (sales code RA4)
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
A small number of customers may experience one or more of the following:
?Intermittently blind spot chime will not turn off (KL vehicles only).
?Enable High Definition (HD) feature, (RA4 radios located in Canada and Mexico).
?Low battery condition due to the radio remaining powered up after the ignition has
been turned off (U.S Markets Only).
?The Radio may switch from SiriusXM to an AM station by itself.
?Uconnect registration always present, can not remove Uconnect account.
?Teleprompter does not appear when pressing the Voice Recognition (VR) button.
?VR operation cancels while in media mode.
?Radio may display previous cameras image before displaying the current image.
?Navigation lost vehicle position, during route calculation.
?Navigation displays are missing after vehicle heading changes.
?Navigation giving incorrect guidance to exit the highway.
?FM audio may switch to AM after ignition cycle.
?Text messages appear as sender?s phone number not their name.
?VR phone button may not work at times.
?Audio muted after AUX device is disconnected.
?VR, ? Listen? to text, will only play 1st message.
?Drive Mode: Eco, sport or normal setting may not be saved after key cycle (LA, LD,
LX and ZD Only).
?Drive Mode: Shift light On/Off, out of sync (LA, LD, LX and ZD Only).
?SirusXM station information does not update.
?Speed adjusted volume, may not work.
?AM or FM seek or tuner soft keys may be missing.
?Display screen show ambient temperature as ?- - ? not normal values.
Not sure if that TSB applies. I'm not experiencing any of those symptoms, just that Siri is never triggered. Pressing the VR button always triggers the UConnect voice rec. long press does nothing whether I have my phone connected via Bluetooth or USB.
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I just picked up a 2015 GC today. Is Siri Eyes Free working with 2015 models?

Does it work over Bluetooth or need USB? I had my phone connected over Bluetooth and tried pressing and holding the VR button and it didn't trigger anything.

Wondering if I need usb connection or if it's sosmrhign only on 2016+.
Negative. It doesn't work on iphones, though I have heard some say that 6S' could work because of IMAP. You can turn on messages under bluetooth that will allow you to received messages while parked but that's useless!
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I'm not sure about Siri Eyes Free in a 2015. In my 2016, it's activated by holding the voice control button. I have an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2.1. It does work, although once or twice it's reverted back into that dysfunctional state I described at the beginning of this thread, where Siri doesn't seem to know when I've stopped talking and won't proceed through the command sequence. The workaround for me has just been to reboot my phone.

As far as messaging through the native Uconnect, yes Uconnect will receive, display and read incoming text messages. Just make sure the "Show Notifications" is set to on in the bluetooth info. Sending voice texts or replying with preset text through Uconnect does not work. I'm not sure that works for any iPhone in any system unless it's a CarPlay.
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I'm not sure about Siri Eyes Free in a 2015. In my 2016, it's activated by holding the voice control button. I have an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2.1. It does work, although once or twice it's reverted back into that dysfunctional state I described at the beginning of this thread, where Siri doesn't seem to know when I've stopped talking and won't proceed through the command sequence. The workaround for me has just been to reboot my phone.

As far as messaging through the native Uconnect, yes Uconnect will receive, display and read incoming text messages. Just make sure the "Show Notifications" is set to on in the bluetooth info. Sending voice texts or replying with preset text through Uconnect does not work. I'm not sure that works for any iPhone in any system unless it's a CarPlay.
In their update (http://blog.fcanorthamerica.com/2015...connect-8-4-2/) they clearly say it's for 2016 unfortunately.. I can't imagine why they can't support just the Siri Eyes Free for 2015, as it shoudl be all software.
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In their update (http://blog.fcanorthamerica.com/2015...connect-8-4-2/) they clearly say it's for 2016 unfortunately.. I can't imagine why they can't support just the Siri Eyes Free for 2015, as it shoudl be all software.
Don't get me started on this. FCA needs to make it happen. No excuses!
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Don't get me started on this. FCA needs to make it happen. No excuses!
Exactly - even a small fee would work for me.

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