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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
sundwall
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uConnect Nav is driving me crazy

I have the 2014 Grand Cherokee with uConnect 8.4 A/N. The Navigator in this thing is driving me crazy. It wants to make every route an off-road adventure. Never stays on main roads or highways. I drove from PA to NC and it wanted to put me on the back roads all the way, none of it direct or a quick route. Even locally it wants to send me miles out of my way to go simply from point A to point B right down the road. I have every "Avoid" category and option unchecked in the menu and I cannot find the setting to fix this, though I've been looking for a month.

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Unread 04-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Change it in the preference menu from shortest route to fastest route. That will keep you on the interstate and off back roads (in 99% of the cases). See page 228 in 2014 8.4AN manual, link below:

http://http://www.driveuconnect.com/...kee/8-4an-ra4/

http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/manuals/
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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:43 AM   #3
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The correct link to the 2014 Jeep® GRAND CHEROKEE UCONNECT® 8.4AN/RA4 information is http://www.driveuconnect.com/system/...kee/8-4an-ra4/.
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Unread 04-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. So you can only get into this menu after you put in a route and before you confirm it? What a lousy design.

Two men with technology backgrounds spent over 4 hours looking for this and couldn't find it.

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Change it in the preference menu from shortest route to fastest route. That will keep you on the interstate and off back roads (in 99% of the cases). See page 228 in 2014 8.4AN manual, link below:

http://http://www.driveuconnect.com/...kee/8-4an-ra4/

http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/manuals/
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Unread 04-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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No, it becomes the default until you change it again. You do not need to enter it every time you program a route. I leave mine on fastest route all the time for the same reasons you mentioned (the Nav wants to take you off the freeway, or in the city wants to take you down the craziest side streets all the time when in shortest route mode).
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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:22 AM   #6
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I wonder why yours defaulted to shortest route, mine was default to fastest.

One feature I really like is the verbal speed limit warning that you can set at "x" over the speed limit. This works even when not in nav mode. We live in a rural area where the speed limits constantly change on secondary hwys. The gentle verbal warning is great (I set at 9mph over) My wife also has a leadfoot and if it wasnt for a cute smile would have a mess of tickets.
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