These are the silly little things that keep pushing me away from buying my Summit. My Lincoln MKX just works. Nav is perfect. Lights work the way they are supposed to. Stereo is great. No problems in the snow, etc. I feel like I'm in a luxury vehicle when I drive it. I keep reading the various little problems that people post about their jeep having and it makes me feel like I am buying something that's trying real hard to be a luxury vehicle, but still has its training wheels on because it keeps falling short. I need to stop feeling so nervous about this purchase and just do it.
PA - thing is, I don't know what some of the guys above are b!tching about.
On our 2012 Limited it works JUST FINE.
What people are having problems describing is that the dimmer rheostat for the interior lights has a variable position, and I believe THREE detents. ALL detents are at the MAX end of adjustment (meaning lights are set to max).
The first is the familiar interior lights ON constantly position.
the next, over-rides the auto-diming to make the system remain full bright (whatever you've selected on the NAV menus) all the time, regardless of light sensor input.
The last one down (closer to the adjustment position) accepts the over-ride from the light sensor, and will automatically dim when the lights come on if you've set the NAV display menu to dim.
THEN, anywhere down from that detent you have the variable settings, which also respond to the NAV dim.
So it works just fine, but MOST people don't bother to read their owner's manuals and then b!tch if they can't figure it out on their own.
The truth of the matter is that there are SOOOOO many new technological features on today's autos and there is not a whole lot of standardization from one brand to another, so people are going to be confused more easily if they don't bother to learn the brand.
THAT SAID, once you realize how it works you'll probably find that most of the Jeep controls make intuitive sense.